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Uganda Facing Shortage Of Cyber Security Professionals

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By Afayo Shadrach Bethel

Uganda is facing a shortage of cyber security professionals, the executive director of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has revealed.

Speaking at the Cyber Stars Competition 2022 finale at UCC headquarters in Kampala on Friday, Ms Irene Kaggwa said the regulatory body is seeking to increase the number of cyber security experts in the country through such competitions.

Ms Kaggwa indicated that the cyber star competitions are geared toward creating awareness about cyber vulnerability and ensuring everyone can protect themselves.

According to the annual crime report 2020 by Uganda Police Force, 256 cyber cases were reported in that year with less than half being prosecuted.