Vanuatu Set Off To Tackle Cybercrime

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Vanuatu Government is looking to a bird-eye level solution in tackling the cybersecurity and cybercrime issues occurring in the country.

What constitutes of cybercrime is that of hacking, identity theft, hate speech, cracking, social engineering, data tampering, programming attacks, and spamming, which disturb the online security of any individual putting themselves on the vast internet.

An MoU was signed at the event National Cyber Security Strategy 2030 on Melanesian Hotel in Port Vila on Thursday (27/08) by the following figures: The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), Vanuatu Police Force (VPF), Vanuatu Bureau of Standards (VBS), Vanuatu Internet Governance Forum (VanIGF) and the Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) in a catalytic response to the growing concerns in the cybercrime department.

This MoU will deliver the changes that the region needed in order to troubleshoot and handling of the two fields.

This way, the signed agreement will pave the way to a deliberately faster response to the locals of Vanuatu who live around these issues.

Government Chief Information Officer Gerard Metsan reflects on the formalized agreement, saying that the way authorities deal with cybersecurity and cybercrime has to change. According to him, an efficient response from the authorities’ side with the new approach is imminently inevitable.

The Infrastructure and services of Vanuatu’s security will be included in the National Cyber Security Strategy that plans to launch this year.

The strategy will cover a 10-year progression of nationwide objectives on building cybersecurity awareness, literacy, standardization, regulations, and framework to resilience.

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