Carrim appoints cyber security council
Minister of Communications, Yunus Carrim, has inaugurated the National Cyber Security Advisory Council (NCAC). The role of the NCAC will be to advise the government on cyber security policy and technical issues.
The appointed NCAC members are Chairperson: Dr. Barend Taute; Deputy Chairperson Ms Ritasha Jethva. Other memebrs include Mr Sizwe Snail, Mr. Collen Weapond, Mr Mark Heyink, Prof Tana Pistorius and Dr Khomotso Kganyago
Cabinet passed the National Cyber Security Policy Framework in March 2012 in terms of which the NCAC was established.
Minister Carrim said that the policy framework “seeks to coordinate government’s activities on cyber security and also ensure more effective cooperation between government, the private sector and civil society in tackling cyber security threats”
“With the increasing number and sophistication of cyber security threats, including online scams, data theft, and other threats, the role of the NCAC has become more important than ever” the minister added.
He stressed that cyber security is a shared government responsibility and that several relevant departments would also be consulted regarding the advise given by the NCAC