Zambia Launches First Cyber Security Laboratory

The country’s communication and technology regulator, the Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA), has since trained police officers on detecting and investigating cyber-related crimes, said Stella Libongani, the inspector-general of the Zambian police.

The launch of the laboratory, Stella Libongani said, will help the police enhance investigations into high-tech crimes which will eventually result in reduced cyber-crimes in the country.

Visiting International Telecommunication Union (ITU) deputy- secretary-general Zhao Houlin, who witnessed the launch, commended Zambia for showing commitment to fight cyber-crime.

The ITU official said cyber-crime is a fast growing phenomenon which requires concerted efforts by all countries, adding that the vice had the capacity to destroy the security system of any country.

Xinhua

Source : The Herald

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