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Minitrack Call for Papers: International Perspectives for Cybersecurity
Mon, 17 May 2021 - 14:30

This minitrack explores research into very topical and pressing issues of international aspects of cybersecurity across all relevant dimensions, including law, education, standards, defence, culture and society, technical functions, policies, and international agreements.

SMMEs in sub-Saharan Africa hit hard by cybercrimes
Thu, 25 Feb 2021 - 14:00

Small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) in sub-Saharan Africa have faced a range of cybersecurity issues in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with scaling digital capacity exposing SMMEs to threats like ransomware, phishing and supply chain attacks. A recent cybersecurity webinar hosted by the Cybersecurity Capacity Centre for Southern Africa (C3SA) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) shared some insights.

User data protection in sub-Saharan Africa: a primer
Tue, 16 Feb 2021 - 07:30

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is a dynamic area. People, institutions and infrastructures are young here. In many tallies, old people represent a very small proportion of the population, and most national institutions and infrastructures are not a century old. However, in this new world of opportune pervasive computing, global connectedness and artificial intelligence (AI), there are now emerging threats and risks of wild reach coming through the cyberspace. 

Webinar: user data protection and privacy
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 - 13:30

Don't miss the sub-Saharan African cybersecurity "para bellum": 16 February 2021.

Reviewing cybersecurity capacity in a COVID-19 environment
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 - 15:15

Launched in January 2020, Cybersecurity Capacity Centre for Southern Africa (C3SA) is the latest member for the constellation of Cybersecurity Capacity Research Centres hosted by the University of Cape Town. In conjunction with the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC), C3SA deployed its first regional Cybersecurity Capacity Maturity Model (CMM) in Uganda. Read more about the Ugandan CMM experience here.

Doctoral Scholarship in Cybersecurity
Thu, 01 Oct 2020 - 10:30

The Regional Cybersecurity Capacity Centre for Southern Africa (C3SA) is looking to appoint one doctoral student to work as part of its international collaborative research programme on cyber-security capacity-building.

The Global Cyber Security Centre (GCSCC) welcomes C3SA
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 - 12:15

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic the University of Oxford and thousands of other educational institutions have moved to online teaching. The Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC) – normally not as involved in teaching activities as many others in the department – found itself involuntarily being one of the first movers in this regard as part of the centre’s contingency planning. One of the first actions was to change travel plans for a visit to South Africa and Uganda to train participants on the deployment of its Cybersecurity Capacity Maturity Model for Nations (CMM).

Doctoral Scholarship in Cybersecurity
Wed, 24 Jun 2020 - 11:00

The Regional Cybersecurity Capacity Centre for Southern Africa (C3SA) is looking to appoint one doctoral student to work as part of its international collaborative research programme on cyber-security capacity-building.

Launch of New Academic Centre at UCT to Develop Cybersecurity of African Countries
Thu, 23 Apr 2020 - 12:00

In March 2020, at the University of Cape Town, the Cybersecurity Capacity Centre for Southern Africa (C3SA) officially started its activities.

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