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Wed, 05 Jul 2017 07:15 - Updated Wed, 05 Jul 2017 07:22

National cyberspace deemed more and more secure

Luanda - The government has been creating conditions to make national cyberspace more and more secure.

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This was said on Tuesday in Luanda by the Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technologies, José Carvalho da Rocha, when speaking at the opening of the workshop on fraud and cyber security, promoted by UNITEL.

The official stressed that the Angolan government is committed to a society of technological innovation and has created the conditions to ensure that its national space (internet) can be more and more secure.

The minister said that in order to guarantee this security, the Angolan State approved the Law on Data Protection and Electronic Communications, as well as the Law on Protection of Networks and Information Systems, which ensured a concrete set of guidelines for Services in this field.

These measures, he said, allow the state to set up the computer incident response center, which requires the participation of all market stakeholders.

For this reason, added the minister, strengthening cyber security and protecting critical infrastructures are tasks that should worry everybody every day.

For a safer cyberspace, all are called to promote an environment of education to the ICT users so that one can more and more use them safely and efficiently, stressed the minister.

Regarding the regional space, José Carvalho da Rocha said that African nations have ICT at the center of their national socio-economic development agendas and have improved access to broadband, promoting sustainable development.

To him, the development of these societies and their modernization make them globally interlinked, and this also brings the risks they face on a daily basis at national, regional and international levels.

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