Through its partnership with the GCSCC, OCSC and GFCE, C3SA has experienced resources to help governments build capacity to safeguard them from the challenges wicked digital space.
C3SA utilizes knowledge generated from CMM reviews to build a regional understanding of cybersecurity capacity and inform the prioritization and design of a broad range of cybersecurity capacity building and education projects, including but not limited to:
disseminating knowledge on proven methods for building capacity
raising awareness about the importance of cybersecurity capacity for countries
supporting national cybersecurity strategy and policy development
contributing to the development a national cybersecurity education framework and curricula.
Low levels of cybersecurity awareness among the general population in African countries result in pervasive, poor security habits which enable cybercriminals to thrive. Our view about cybersecurity awareness is that there should be efforts at grassroots level for preparing people, especially in impoverished areas about the various cyberattacks. C3SA collaborates with municipalities and community leaders in rural and township areas to conduct cybersecurity awareness campaigns. These campaigns cover topics such as cyberbullying, cyberstalking and how to manage online reputation for teens.
Department of Information System
University of Cape Town
Leslie Commerce Building