The latest on cybercrime and cybersecurity in South Africa
- The public has had to know how to protect itself online
- Businesses in the United Kingdom have had to be up to date on how to fight cybercrime and have done this by working with their government and using its strengths to do this. This has encouraged businesses to operate securely in cyberspace
- The United Kingdom’s government has had to improve its law enforcement response to cybercrime, its defences and infrastructure to detect and combat cybercrime, as well as education and skills
- The United Kingdom’s government has had to help its country to take opportunities to provide the cybersecurity services that is needed across the world. These have allowed the country to build relationships with other countries, organisations and business around the globe in order to create an open and bustling cyberspace.
- A Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) in case of a terrorist attack on critical governmental information infrastructures – the United Kingdom has the experience and has made it its mission to assist other countries with all issues relating to cybersecurity
- A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is being written for the cybercrime labs in cooperation with the European Council on Cybercrime.
It has become increasingly clear that in order to fight cybercrime and stay current in all matters relating to cybersecurity, South Africa will have to partner with other countries, businesses, organisations and most important of all, local ICT companies.