The recent global cyber-attack has prompted the Zimbabwe Information and Communication Technologies to hold a workshop in Harare to strategically plan on the state of the country’s cyber security.
Following the recent worldwide cyber-attacks that hit South Africa among over 150 other countries damaging 230 000 computers worldwide, ICT experts and the government came together to strategically plan on the state of the country’s cyber security.
Minister of ICT, Postal and Courier Services, Honourable Supa Mandiwanzira said zimbabwe is not safe from such global cyber-attacks hence the computer crime and cyber bill initiative which is already at the Attorney General’s office.
An international expert in cyber security Dimitri Fousekis emphasized on Zimbabwe to have a security policy framework in line with trends happening worldwide.
A worldwide cyber-attack code named ‘wannacry ransomware’ on Friday the 12th of May 2017 hit the global erana targeted computers running the Microsoft windows operating system by encrypting data and demanding ransom payments.
The attack affected 230 000 computers in 150 countries.