Mauritius to improve law enforcement against cyber threats and attacks

  • Posted 14 Feb 2019
Mauritius to improve law enforcement against cyber threats and attacks

The cyber security landscape of Mauritius has changed considerably with the emergence of new threats and cyber attacks to the online environment. Hence, there is the necessity to improve law enforcement and judiciary in the investigation and prosecution of cybercrime.

This statement was made by the Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Mr Yogida Sawmynaden, on Wednesday at the opening of a workshop on Cybersecurity Capacity Assessment and Cybersecurity Capacity Maturity Model for Nations. The World Bank Country representative for Mauritius, Mr Erik Von Uexkull, Professor Basie Von Solms of University of Oxford and other personalities were present at the event.

The three-day workshop is organised by the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation in collaboration with the World Bank and the University of Oxford. The main objective is to gain an understanding of the country's cybersecurity capacity and to strategically plan further developments in the area of cybersecurity and cybercrime.

Minister Sawmynaden pointed out that the Government has come forward with the Digital Mauritius 2030 Strategic Plan to tackle cybercrime by strengthening legal frameworks and maintaining strong cybersecurity mechanisms through regional and international linkages. A National Cyber Security Strategy is being implemented to effectively protect information systems and networks as well as the Mauritian cyber space. 

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