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Deputy PM stresses need to reinforce efforts to ensure cyber security, institutional capacity

Addis Ababa, May 19, 2024 (FBC) – Deputy Prime Minister Temesgen Tiruneh has urged the Information Network Security Administration (INSA) to continue strengthening its activities to enhance the cybersecurity capacity of institutions.

Deputy Prime Minister Temesgen Tiruneh visited the institution’s various operational units, including the Cyber Talent Development Center, the administration’s digital exhibition, and the public key infrastructure.

He also observed efforts being made by INSA to ensure the country’s cybersecurity.

Temesgen commended the activities being carried out by the security administration and stated that it should be further encouraged and reinforced.

He noted that INSA is one of the institutions that have undergone its reform, which is efficiently implemented.

He also stated that the  efforts in supporting other agencies, such as the Ministry of Revenue and Ethio-Telecom, in building systems towards the realization of Digital Ethiopia 2025, are noteworthy.

The deputy prime minister also expressed his encouragement for the institution’s assistance in helping key financial institutions build their own cybersecurity capabilities.

Mr. Temesgen also commended the activities being undertaken to develop a cyber-army.

He acknowledged the progress made in building the government’s secure communication system, urging it to further develop capacity and combat the ever growing cyber-attacks.

Director General of the Information Network Security Administration, Tigist Hamid, on her part, stated that the administration is working to ensure the national cybersecurity, ENA reported.

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