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How to tackle the cyber security skills gap in SA – BusinessTech

The sheer scale of our connected, digital world means that the scope for cyber crime has broadened. As each new technology is unveiled, it introduces a new security risk, says Vikas Kapoor, practice head – Cybersecurity GRC at In2IT Technologies.

“South Africa has seen a steady rise in cyber crime, jumping to rank as the 31st most cyber attacked country in the world out of 117 countries. The situation is dire, and not helped by our vast shortage of cyber security skills,” said Kapoor.

“Cyber security professionals are constantly having to play catch up, and the development of cybersecurity skills is simply not keeping pace with digital and technological expansion – a lack which cyber criminals are capitalising on.”

He pointed out that the skills shortage is not confined to South African borders, and countries across the globe face similar challenges.

The highly publicised global security breaches of this past year point to

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SA and France partner to help fight cyber crime – BusinessTech

With South Africa’s cyber crime attacks on the rise, government is set to collaborate with France in order to boost the cyber and digital skills capacities which are key in investigating such crimes.

The two countries will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will result in the capacity building of 350 forensic investigators being trained in cyber forensic investigations with the support of a French International Technical expert regional advisor on cyber crime.

The MoU will be signed on Wednesday by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) and the French Embassy, together with the Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority (PSETA) in Pretoria.

The first training of the forensic investigators is scheduled in September.

“As cyber crime has no boundaries, this MoU highlights the critical role of international cooperation (exchange of best practices and knowledge) to address

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