Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies Trained on Cybersecurity

In its endeavor to ensure a safe cyberspace for all, MACRA held a capacity-building workshop for heads and management of various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) across the country.

The workshop was held under the theme “Impact of social media and Cyber Security for organizations.

Speaking at the 2-day workshop the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Digitalization Hetherwick Njati stressed the vital role ICT plays in the government’s socioeconomic drive in the Mw2063 agenda and the government’s commitment to ensuring a safe cyberspace for all ICT users.

“The government of Malawi is currently in the process of reviewing the Communications and Cyber Security Act as a way of addressing the changing communications landscape and the challenges brought by it,” he said.

In his remarks, the MACRA DG Daud Suleman stated that the Authority is at the center of the digital evolution.

“Technological advancement has changed the way in which we all conduct business, we need a safe digital space if we are going to utilize cyberspace for the growth of our digital economy,” he said.

The workshop was facilitated by; Mr Baldwin Chiyamwaka, Horace Nyaka and Bright Somani who are renowned communication experts.

The workshop comprised of case studies and presentations on the impact of social media and how to avoid being vulnerable to fake news. Additionally, there were discussions on digital technologies and the laws that apply in relation to the Electronic Transactions and Cyber Security Act.

The workshop equipped the participants with effective digital media management tools for a safe and resilient digital experience for all.

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