Tanzania Computer Emergency Response Team (TZ-CERT is mandated to raise awareness and enhance technical capacity in the area of cybersecurity.
Between 27th July to 18th September 2020, TZ-CERT carried out cybersecurity awareness program in nine (9) public institutions namely: Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC), Tanzania Airport Authority (TAA), National Housing Corporation (NHC), Land and Transport Regulatory Authority (LATRA), Tanzania National Park Authority (TANAPA), Tanzania Commission of Universities (TCU), National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Public Service Social Security Fund (PSSSF) and National Audit Office of Tanzania (NAOT) geared to sensitize safe and acceptable employees’ behaviour on the use of emails.
The program was tailored to address the human aspect of cybersecurity to equip employees with essential knowledge on how to identify and protect themselves from email threats; A total of 1,135 employees benefited from the program.
Much of awareness efforts were exerted on phishing, a form of social engineering where criminals send an email that mimics reputable entities such as banks to deceive the recipients into taking action such as providing their personal information or clicking a malicious link, or opening an attachment with a virus.
Pictures below: Participants from the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) following up cybersecurity awareness session presented on 22nd August 2020.
Pictures below: Participants from the Public Service Social Security Fund (PSSSF) following up cybersecurity awareness session presented on 18th September 2020.