GLOBALISATION has made the world look like a small village. It has facilitated communication and social interaction and at the same time it has made people be more innovative and creative.
Information communication technology (ICT) in particular has facilitated access to information and exchange of knowledge and skills. Today, people don't have to physically travel in order to get or deliver information.
They can just phone, send a text message by a mobile phone or e-mail whatever they want to communicate to others without travelling and wasting time and money.
They say such technologies permit persons to have nearly immediate contact with each other, irrespective of their location on earth and regardless of state borders that might lie between them. But there are also side effects to ICT advancement due to misuse and abuse of it through cyber crime.
The latter was one of the issues raised at a meeting of SADC police force heads held in
In light of this,
The workshop was aimed at providing public awareness, understanding and experience in dealing with cyber attacks, which often target companies, organisations and government bodies, which are now technologically interconnected. Individual people are not spared either.
For instance, viruses affect every computer user and it is costly to purchase anti-virus programmes because viruses are created every time and there are people benefiting from them. There are people sending pornographic materials on the net and some people become addicted to them and waste their precious time searching for more and distributing them to others.
"With increased internet use there is always a need for new frontiers of knowledge.
He says without adequate up-to-date cyber security literacy, computer and internet users will be at risk for they may find themselves being spied on and their information stolen unaware. "Journalists are not spared in this menace given the nature of their work," he notes.
According to TaGLA training coordinator
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