The Communications Authority of Kenya, together with Cameroon’s National Agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ANTIC), have announced a tech collaboration to curb the rising tide of cybercrime in both Cameroon and Kenya. Officials from both countries have shared plans to establish a common platform that will be transmitted between the two countries.
According to reports, the abovementioned plans were raised during a study tour in Cameroon by Kenya’s National Defence College.
Professor Ebot Ebot Anew, the Director-General of ANTIC, said, “advance analytics, artificial intelligence, cloud, machine learning, IoT and big data are key enablers of sustainable development and digital transformation. However, although these technologies are key to reshaping the industries, they carry enormous risk.”
“With the progressive increase of broadband internet at Cameroon and Kenya, cybercrime and cyber security issues are emerging and increasing at an alarming rate, pressing the need to ensure that businesses, governments, and citizens are protected.”
The Professor added that ICT and real-time borderless exchange of information use have drastically increased, making security a complex transnational issue for the safety of the cyber community, which leads to needing global cooperation.
“Regional cooperation is paramount in securing Africa, which is why Cameroon and Kenya are partnering in the development and security of the African continent,” said the National Defence College of Kenya, Major Dmitry Gwandho.
The Kenyan delegation includes the Kenyan High Commission’s Rosemary Ochieng and Brigadier Mwamburi Joakim of Kenya’s National Defence College. During their stay in Cameroon, they will visit several IT and tech organisations. Visits have been planned with the National Advanced School of Engineering, Telecommunications Regulatory Board, African Institute of Computer Sciences and Cameroon Telecommunications.