NITA-U Launches Cyber Security Awareness Campaign

NITA-U Launches Cyber Security Awareness Campaign

The National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U) has today launched a Cyber Security Awareness Campaign aimed at increasing the public awareness and vigilance about the day-to-day cyber threats.

The campaign is funded by the World Bank as part of the Regional Communications Infrastructure Project (RCIP).

RCIP Uganda has focused on complimentary infrastructure investments to ensure greater access to affordable, high quality Information and Communications Technology (ICT), and development of a range of enabling e-Government foundations such as shared infrastructure and e-services for MDAs (Ministries, Departments and Agencies) among other interventions.

With increased access to internet through the extension of affordable broadband, there is bound to be an increase in the number of internet users in the country and thus more risks to cyber threats to users who are unaware of cyber security mechanisms online.

The NITA-U Information Director, Mr. Arnold Mangeni said; “As the total number of internet users continues to grow, we’re launching this campaign with a goal of raising awareness about the cyber-related threats out there and to empower the Ugandan citizens with the knowledge and sense of shared responsibility to practice safe and informed decisions while using the internet.”

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