oa De Rebus - Will legislation protect your virtual space? Discussing the draft Cyber crime and Cyber Security Bill : feature



It is estimated that offences with cyber elements cost South Africa (SA) in excess of R 1 billion a year. In terms of the medium term strategic framework for government for the period 2014 - 2019, insofar as it relates to the outcome 'All people in South Africa are and feel safe' - measures to address cyber security are identified as an area of priority. There are various laws dealing with cyber security, some with overlapping mandates administered by different government departments and the implementation of which is not coordinated. The legislation, which is currently in place, when viewed collectively does not address SA's cyber security challenges adequately.


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