In an effort to increase the security and resilience of national information and communications systems and infrastructure, Mauritius ministers announced the launch of its Cyber-Resilience for Development (Cyber4D) Programme in Feburary, to be implemented in Mauritius, Botswana and Sri Lanka.
The EU Cyber Resilience for Development Project (Cyber 4D) is headed by Maurice Campbell, who visited Mauritius for a collaborative seminar on Cyber Incident Management and Essential Services Protection in December 2018 to discuss the importance of investment in and the implementation of cybersecurity efforts.
Hon. Seetanah Lutchmeenaraidoo, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade and Hon. Yogida Sawmynaden, Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation stated that the Mauritius effort will be funded by the EU Programme with EUR 11,000,000 (USD 12.3 million). It aims to establish and implement common cyber security standards and certification frameworks as well as providing capacity building and training to propertly manage cyber incidents and crises.