Angola to create cybersecurity academy to cover staff shortage

The Angolan government plans to create a cyber-security academy, in Luanda, to deal with the “very large” deficit of professionals in this area, the minister of Telecommunications, Information Technologies and Media said on April 17.

Mário Oliveira who announced the academy creation during a press conference said the installation of a cybersecurity Academy, aims at the certification of young Angolan graduates in what concerns cybersecurity-related tools.

“We are aware that, unfortunately, in our country we still have a very large deficit of professionals in this area,” said the minister. “Because we understand that this is the only way that we will in fact be making a great contribution so that in the very near future we can have our networks secure, because there is no point in us having laws that oblige entities to adhere to this or that, to punish this or that non-compliance, there is no point in us having technology alone”, he emphasized.

The Angolan official underlined that “the concern is very great when it comes to training staff in this area,” highlighting that the academy will be set up in partnership with a company with some experience in this area. According to the minister, there are already other academies in Luanda, namely at the Institute of Telecommunications, where the Cisco, Huawei, and Microsoft academies are installed.

“It is an added value to what we already have today and what we have been doing all these years,” he said.

The creation of a Cybersecurity academy will allow the training of several young people and their placement in the market, with a view to ensuring security to the national cyberspace.

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