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The vision of the Cybersecurity Hub is to protect South African citizens and businesses online, and to contribute to the security of National Critical Infrastructure.



The mission of the Cybersecurity Hub is to be the central point of contact for the private sector, civil society and citizens in order to enhance collaboration and promote a coordinated approach to cybersecurity including inter alia incident coordination, information dissemination, awareness building, sector CSIRTs establishment, creation and promotion of national standards.


Incident coordination

Receiving, triaging, and responding to requests and reports, and analysing cyber incidents and events.

Cybersecurity assessment and advisory

Detailed review and analysis of constituent's publicly viewable assets.


Gather and develop security advisories and intrusion alerts to help constituents to protect their systems and networks.

Security-related information dissemination

Provision of a comprehensive and categorised collection of relevant publicly available documentation that aids in improving security.

Cybersecurity awareness building

Increase security awareness for citizens through the dissemination of various artefacts.

Identification of national standards

Identification of appropriate de facto rigorous, semantically correct,clear, and understandable standards.

Promotion of national standards

Promote the use of the de facto national standards, which facilitate threat sharing between the constituents of the Cybersecurity Hub via implementation of threat sharing platforms.

Establishment of Sector-CSIRTs

Promotion of collective capacity via public-private partnerships for the advancement of cybersecurity best practises all via the establishment of sector-CSIRTs.

Skills and training

Development and promotion of a national cybersecurity skills framework approved by relevant national institutions.