The University of Dschang (Western Region) is hosting, from May 6 to 7, a symposium on cybercrime and cybersecurity. The inaugural lecture will be given by Prof. Guy Mvelle, scientific director of the first international symposium on cybercrime and cybersecurity in Cameroon.
The meeting will, in four sessions, revisit on the one hand the economic, psychological, and international environment of cybercrime, the legal and political environment of cybersecurity; and on the other hand the technical environment of cybersecurity, and knowledge of cybercrime and cybersecurity in Cameroon and Africa.
"Cybercrime is a phenomenon that spares no state, no institution, no individual. Cameroon is not spared and suffers the disastrous consequences of this scourge, both on goods and on individuals," notes Minette Libom Li Likeng, Minister of Posts and Telecommunications.
The National Agency for Information Technology and Communication (ANTIC), responsible for ensuring security watch on the national cyberspace and raising awareness of the general public on good practices in ICT, announced in 2019 that it has recorded 12,000 attacks related to cybercrime over the past five years.
Faced with the threat, public authorities are building a response. The Faculty of Legal and Political Sciences of the University of Dschang is preparing to launch, at the start of the 2021-2022 academic year, its new professional master's program in "cybersecurity and security governance."
"The work of the symposium will certainly help to finalize the programs of the said master, giving them a content and orientation per the recommendations of experts," announced the Dean, Prof. Henri-Désiré Modi Koko Bebey.