South African National Cybersecurity Awareness Portal

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The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, whether we realize it or not. Cybersecurity is a national imperative and as such demands a coordinated and holistic approach. This is even more so for Cybersecurity Awareness initiatives which needs to reach all residents of a country.

Cybersecurity Awareness is a matter of cultural challenge and behavioural change. Getting people to act is the primary challenge; usually they will act only when they have been exposed to security problems, or somebody they know has been. Young users can be good promoters of a message and through educating them, parents can often be reached as well. The earlier the education starts, the stronger the effects on users’ Internet behaviour.

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Internationally, various governments have allocated resources to improving levels of awareness amongst citizens