Rwanda Defends Against Cyber Attacks

approved store geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 115%;”>This was revealed by the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) Stanley Nsabimana, who said Friday cyber security is a pillar to stability and growth of nations and individuals in particular.

The DIGP was officiating at a workshop on Cyber Security held at Rwanda National Police Head Quarters in Kacyiru.

The workshop is part of the awareness campaign on cyber security in government institutions organized by the government through Rwanda Development Board (RDB), which kicked off last week.

“To the Police, cyber security means much more as we have a duty to detect, investigate and prevent cyber related crimes; this means we have an active role to play in raising cyber security awareness in communities we serve, and we must as well acquire knowledge and skills to do our job professionally,” DIGP Nsabimana said.

“Hackers use different techniques to access people’s information on emails, which they use to access their financial status and theft in banks,” Mr. Charles Mugisha, the head of cyber security division in RDB observed.

“In most cases, people will send you messages asking you to sign in your emails so that they can easily access your information to steal from you or even use your password for criminal acts,” Mr. Mugisha added.

He observed that many people in Rwanda are ignorant of cyber threats and tricks used by hackers, thus can fall victims if no strategies taken.

Mugisha noted that the training targeted top government officials, who he said handle important public information in their computers that need to be protected.

Hackers recently attacked government websites in Kenya and Uganda.


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