Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks. These cyberattacks are usually aimed at accessing, changing, or destroying sensitive information; extorting money from users via ransomware; or interrupting normal business processes.
Data protection is the process of safeguarding important information from corruption, compromise or loss.
Sz-CIRT is the Computer Incident Response Team (Sz-CIRT) for Eswatini and acts as a focal point in coordinating cybersecurity incidents for the Government Departments, Internet Service Providers, and other relevant entities within the country. Sz-CIRT monitors incidents, provides early warnings, disseminates information and enforces cybersecurity standards and minimum specifications for Eswatini.
Sz-CIRT is currently under the office of the communications regulator of Eswatini, Eswatini Communications Commission (ESCCOM)
These can be any real or suspected adverse event in relation to the security of computer systems or computer networks to the act of violating an explicit or implied security policy. The incidents could include activity such as:
Sz-CIRT constituents; people or organizations that the Sz-CIRT is designed to serve or support that includes:
Incidents can be reported to the Sz-CIRT through:
Malware, short for malicious software, is a program or file that is intentionally harmful to your computer, network, or website. These types of cyberthreats infect your system to gather sensitive data, disrupt operations, or spy on your digital activity.
Ransomware is a specific type of cyberattack where the attacker forces you to pay a ransom fee to regain access to your system or files. Common types of ransomware attacks include scareware, lock-screen ransomware, and encryption ransomware.