Information Security in Africa

While our attention is focused on football in South Africa, it’s worth taking note of other developments across the African continent, especially the growing threat presented by millions of networked, insecure PCs. The Internet has arrived in Africa, ahead of the security needed to make it safe. 

Fortunately this problem is receiving increasing visibility and attention. Countries such as Kenya are implementing legal and regulatory frameworks, and kicking off awareness campaigns. Security products and services are also becoming increasingly available. But security skills and experience are in short supply. It’s a growing problem that is bound to have an impact on all Internet users in the future.

The Global Threat from across the Seas‘ is the timely theme for a security day next month in London on HMS President. It’s free to members and a modest £50 for non-members, and it promises to be an excellent day out.