The United Kingdom (UK), along with INTERPOL, is establishing a new cyber operations hub in Africa, and work with Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Rwanda to support joint operations against cyber crime.
At the National Cyber Security Centre’s CYBERUK conference, UK Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab outlined the country’s vision of being a leading responsible cyber power, and working with partners to shape cyberspace.
“We are working with like-minded partners, to make sure that the international order that governs cyber is fit for purpose. Our aim should be to create a cyberspace that is free, open, peaceful and secure, and which benefits all countries and all people.
We want to see international law respected in cyberspace, just as we would anywhere else. And we need to show how the rules apply to these changes in technology, the changes in threats, and the systemic attempts to render the internet a lawless space.” Raab said.
The new Interpol desk will work in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Rwanda, and develop a regional strategy to support joint operations against cybercrime, and bolster African countries’ capability to fight the crime.
(With input from Government Computing News)