AFRIPOL actively participated in the 4th edition of the Africa Cyber Defense Forum (ACDF), held in Kigali, Rwanda from November 14-16, 2023. The ACDF is a pivotal event gathering ICT experts, business leaders, and cyber defense professionals, aimed at fostering discussions on the future of information security and providing thought leadership across government, societal, and private sectors.
A highlight of the event was Kaspersky’s announcement of the opening of its first transparency center in Africa. This development aligns with the forum’s goals by offering insights into Kaspersky’s engineering and data processing methods and demonstrating the company’s commitment to transparency in cybersecurity.
AFRIPOL, present at this significant event, welcomed Kaspersky’s launch of its first Transparency Center in Africa. “This move aligns with Africa’s rapid digital evolution and escalating internet use, necessitating robust cybersecurity frameworks. AFRIPOL appreciates Kaspersky’s transparency and its Global Transparency Initiative, which sets a standard for building digital trust in the region. The organization also acknowledges Kaspersky’s effective collaboration with law enforcement agencies worldwide in fighting cybercrime transparently.” AFRIPOL’s Acting Executive Director, Amb Jalel Chelba, commented.