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Event: Discussion on cyber crime in Zimbabwe

We just received an announcement from the Computer Society of Zimbabwe (CSZ) for a Cyber crime discussion to be held in Harare next week. The title of the discussion is “Computer-assisted crime and the state of preparedness of Zimbabwe’s law enforcement agencies”.

We think it’s important to attend this one and learn issues from an angle you’ve probably not had a chance to get yet; the Zimbabwe Republic Police angle.

Here’s the full text of the event announcement by the society:

OK, so we have had so many presentations, seminars, conferences, speeches etc. covering the highly topical issue of Cybercrime. Experts have explained and decrypted the What’s, How’s, Where’s and Why’s of cybercrime at many a fora and delegates have left the functions seemingly better enlightened and more prepared. But have we really talked about what is happening on the ground in Zimbabwe? Do we know who police’s the cyber world and what happens to cybercriminals? Do the Zimbabwe security forces actually even have provisions for cybercrime in their portfolios?

The Computer Society of Zimbabwe brings you a first for its members:
The ZRP will be presenting at our next function, talking about cybercrime in a much closer-to-ground perspective. We will be hosting Detective Assistant Inspector Tom Muleya and Superitendent Ndabezinhle Moyo both being widely experienced and heavily involved in the identifying and combating of cybercrime in Zimbabwe.

Come to this different and exciting event to learn more about our vulnerabilities, ways of safeguarding and current ZRP cybercrime-related initiatives from the security forces themselves. Use this platform to also give your own views and perspectives on how this key issue should be addressed in Zimbabwe. And, if you are a cybercriminal, maybe it was about time you found out what will happen to you in the near future when these powerful forces catch up with you!

Date: Tuesday 13 March 2012

Venue: Jameson Hotel– Zambezi Room

Time: 5pm

And here are the speakers:

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7 thoughts on “Event: Discussion on cyber crime in Zimbabwe

  1. Here’s an event i’ll definitely attend. You didn’t say if non-members of the computer society will be allowed in!

  2.  i am surprised by the speaker! I guess Zim should have a Cyber police force rather than being speakers only!!!

  3. Zim should join countries like Kenya in forming a local Computer Security Incident Response Centre. It should be manned by real  security pros and not jokers. Guys who know they game esp at defending critical infrastructure against  the advanced hackers. This centre should be  an effort from  industry stakeholders working with the government.

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