Rwanda hosts Africa Cyber Defense Forum to boost continental cyber resilience
On 14-17 November 2023, Rwanda hosted the Africa Cyber Defense Forum (ACDF) 2023, an annual cybersecurity conference held in different cities across Africa that brings together the world’s leading cybersecurity experts, and government leaders and executives to address the challenges facing today’s cyber threat landscape.
The 4th edition of the conference attracted 250 cyber professionals from more than 20 different countries across the globe representing various industries across the public and private sector.
Speaking during the conference's official opening, the Minister of ICT and Innovation, Paula Ingabire, highlighted the increasing global cyber threats and the need for collective action to address them.
“The rapid evolution of cyber threats and the cyber threat landscape presents unprecedented challenges. The sophistication and complexity of these challenges require that we work together to ensure the readiness to respond and adequately mitigate some of the global cyber threats.”
The Africa Cyber Defense Forum 2023 encompassed panel discussions on critical topics such as data protection, the intersection of AI and cyber security, private-public collaboration in cyber security, and the global challenge of cyber threats.
16 November 2023