TechInAfrica – Many companies around the world started to realize how crucial cybersecurity is for their businesses, especially in Africa. Cyberthreats in many African countries have shown an increase in the past few years. Due to this concern, the Cybertech Africa Conference and Exhibition will be host in Rwanda in March next year.
The first-ever cybersecurity event in Rwanda is initiated and organized by the Rwandan Government in conjunction with Amir Rapaport, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Cybertech and Israel Defence. Rapaport is one of the premier experts on Israel’s cyber, hi-tech, and defense industry.
Rwanda Convention Bureau said that the Kigali conference will be the place for participants to get to know about the current and updated technological innovations, threats, and solutions to tackle cyberthreats.
The recent statistics show that the African continent is one of the fastest growth rates in internet penetration and digital connectivity in the last five years. Due to this trend, both African governments and private sector entities have experienced increasing cyber attacks as what other parts of the world also have.
The attacks include personal data theft, computer intrusions, bullying, harassment, and other types of cyber violence or sexual violence against children online, et cetera. On the other hand, other cyberattacks also include financial scams.
“We are excited to announce that we shall be hosting the Cybertech Africa conference in Rwanda. We extend our gratitude to Ron Adam, the Israel Ambassador in Rwanda and Amir Rapaport, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Cyber Tech for choosing Rwanda as the host country of the first-ever Cybertech conference in Africa,” said Nelly Mukazayire, CEO of Rwanda Convention Bureau, speaking about the upcoming event.
On the other hand, Amir Rapaport also showed his excitement about the event, especially for Rwanda. He added, “I thank the government of Rwanda for accepting to host Cybertech in 2020 as this will be a great platform where many sectors benefit from the latest technology and innovations – given that Rwanda is moving towards the agenda of digitization.”