ZICTA urges the media to help it sensitize the public on cyber crime
Livingstone, June 1, ZANIS —–The Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) has appealed to the media to help the organisation in raising awareness to the public on the dangers of cyber crime in order to prevent attacks on Zambia security.
During a media breakfast at Wasawange lodge today, ZICTA Acting Managing Director Patrick Mutimushi noted that cyber crime was one of the major security risks that the country has to grapple following the increase in technology.
Mr Mutimushi said the media plays a vital role in raising awareness to members of the public on how to use technology in a useful way and safe guard themselves against any form of cyber crime.
He said the organisation intends to conduct nationwide sensitization exercise on the cyber crimes with the hope of breaking the ignorance on the dangers of cyber crimes.
“ We have started with Livingstone because we know as we host the United Nations World Tourism General Assembly (UNWTO) there might be some bad activities and one of them could be cyber crime and so we hope with these sensitization programes people will be alert and knowledgeable to prevent such crime,” said Mr Mutimushi.
Mr Mutimushi also said the authority was currently building capacity among police officers in the country to prevent and be able to handle any cases of cyber crime.
Mr Mutimushi also implored the media in Livingstone to take part in the media awards the authority was promoting in a bid to raise awareness of technology issues.
And Consumer Protection Officer Edgar Mlauzi said the authority hope to meet all the three mobile operators next week to iron out numerous complaints received from customers especially in Livingstone concerning among others poor service provision.