Intercepting them as they are transmitted over the network.
Eswatini National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
There is no doubt that the advances in digital technology has opened endless prospects for us consumers globally. Today with just one click, one is able to make a hotel booking online and immediately make payment or pay their monthly rent without living the comfort of their home. However, these amenities come with a risks.
We may not realize it initially, but as we enjoy the convenience that the internet offers, we inevitably cultivate a digital footprint that could potentially be exploited by cybercriminals. That is why it is important that everyone plays a part in ensuring that their online lives are kept safe and secure. Hence, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is initiative observed globally and as a collaborative effort between relevant stakeholders, the Ministry of ICT will, ensures the Kingdom of Eswatini undertakes this National Awareness Campaign in the month of November every year.
The objective of the initiative is to promote the nation’s awareness on cybersecurity by increasing the level of understanding of cyber threats, simple mitigation and empower the nation to be more secure online.
2019 - Be Cyber Aware, Be Cyber Smart
2020 - Do Your Part. Be Cyber Smart
2021 - Tiphephise. Be Cyber Smart
2022 - A secure cyberspace for all2023 - Tivikele, Be Cyber Smart
Awareness Month Activities
In the course of the month, in partnership with stakeholders, the Ministry of ICT embarks on several activities. To kick-off the Campaign, there is a launch event usually on the 1st November. This event is followed by a string of awareness and educational activities such as school visits targeting students, workshops for industry players and advertisements.
This initiative provides each and every one of us the opportunity at home, work and school to learn as much as we can about online safety and ensuring that our online lives are secure. It is with hope that this will kick-start and encourage a culture of cybersecurity within the Eswatini Nation.