On October 23rd, 2014, we updated our
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A Portal to centralise the initiatives taken by different stakeholders involved in cybercrime detection & prevention.
It will also host the online reporting mechanism to the citizens of Mauritius for filing of complaints.
A cybersecurity observatory which will collect data at the national and international level
analysis to detect patterns and trends can be performed.
Setting up of a National Cybercrime Watch Centre
identify and deal effectively with threats and risks related to cybercrime.
Action Line 2: Capacity building to increase stakeholders awareness and transfer of knowledge.
Ongoing interventions of awareness and capacity building
To establish a culture of information security in businesses, government and society
Information Security Risk Management practices
ISO 27001 ISMS
on cyber crimes detection & prevention techniques for law enforcement and the industry.
To promote cooperation between industry and academia on knowledge sharing in information security areas through the holding of regular annual conferences on Information Security
Action Line 3: Improved detection of and responses to detect breaches in cybersecurity.
Police Cybercrime Unit created in 2000
Takes into consideration
Data Protection Act
Information & Communication Technologies Act
Computer Misuse & Cybercrime Act
Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-mu) set up in 2008
Security alerts & cybersecurity advisory roles
Will need to be upgraded to include
a monitoring infrastructure to proactively handle cybersecurity incidents
an Incident Management System to record reported incidents in order to provide statistics and status tracking
Action Line 4: Increased protection to reinforce cybersecurity
Deployment of a Content Security Monitoring Solution in the pipeline
A centralised content filtering service that enables ISPs to effectively filter
Child Sexual Abuse sites &
web contents classified as illegal by local authorities
Two steps filtering solution to ensure minimal QoS degradation by
routing of blacklisted IP addresses by ISPs to a filtering server deployed at Internet gateway
filtering server checks the URL against the blacklist using packet inspection
if request is blocked, it is not passed on to the destination web site but redirected to a blocking server and displays a block page
“ Much work is needed to increase the security of the Internet and its connected computers and to make the environment more reliable for everyone. Security is a mesh of actions and features and mechanisms. No one thing makes you secure.” Vint Cerf