Date 27 - 29 September 2016
Location Kampala, Uganda
The 4th annual Cyber Defence East Africa conference (CDEA), organised by NRD Companies together with the National Information Technology Authority - Uganda (NITA-U).
On 27-29th September 2016 over 70 participants from various Ugandan institutions such as the President's Office, Ministry of Finance, Uganda Police Force, Uganda Revenue Authority, National Identification and Registrations Authority, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Makerere University and many others, spent three days listening to cyber security policy keynotes and practicing to defend against the most pervasive cyber-attacks.
The conference was opened by Hon. Tumwebaze Frank - the Minister of ICT and National Guidance who encouraged all participants "to conduct risk assessments in their environments and implement controls to limit exposure to threats". He reiterated that "The ministry is committed to providing the oversight and ensuring that we as a country are more resilient cybersecurity-wise and we continue increasing our uptake of ICT services".
The Hon. Minister also invited the participants to applaud NRD Companies for selecting Uganda as the 2016 host and being "consistent in delivering cyber security training within East Africa over the last three years and ensuring presence of skills, critical in order to build on our achievements and enhance our successes".
For more information, please see CDEA 2016 conference report.
A news report from the conference, including an interview with the Minister: