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Government to create cybersecurity academy to cover staff deficit

The Government will create a cybersecurity academy, in Luanda, to face the “very large deficit” of staff in this area, said the Minister of Telecommunications, Information Technologies and Social Communication.


Mário Oliveira referred, in a press conference held to announce the holding, in Luanda on the 10th of May, of the 1st Forum on Cybersecurity, the installation of a cybersecurity academy, which aims to certify young Angolan graduates in what comes to tools related to cybersecurity.

"Science that, unfortunately, in our country we still have a very large deficit of staff in this matter", said the minister.

According to the minister, the creation of a cybersecurity academy will allow the training of several young people and their placement on the market, with a view to guaranteeing security to the national cyber space.

“Because we understand that this is the only way we will in fact be making a great contribution so that in the very near future we can have our networks safe, because it is of no use to us having laws that oblige entities to adhere to this or that, to punish this or that. that non-compliance, there is no point in having only technology by itself”, he stressed.

The minister underlined that "there is great concern with regard to training staff in this matter", noting that the "academy will be set up in partnership with a dedicated company with some experience in this matter".

According to the minister, there are already other academies in Luanda, namely at the Telecommunications Institute, where Cisco, Huawei and Microsoft academies are located.

“It's adding value to what we already have today and what we've been doing all these years,” he said.


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