JOHANNESBURG, March 28 — South African banks have joined hands with other key stakeholders such as the National Cybersecurity Hub and the Center for Research in Information and Cyber Security (CRICS) at the Nelson Mandela University to build cyber-resilience and create awareness for cybercrimes.
The South African Risk Information Center (SABRIC) on Tuesday said they are taking proactive measures to fight cybercrimes. They are using the five cybercrime videos produced by the Rahul Maharaj. Maharaj is a Masters student at the Center for Research in Information and Cyber Security (CRICS) at the Nelson Mandela University with SABRIC. The videos are about online shopping, mobile banking, computer hygiene, malware and card fraud to give the public about some safety tips.
“SABRIC is not only about collaboration, but also believes in supporting and enabling people who want to make a difference in the world, so when Nelson Mandela University approached us, we saw that there was a natural alignment as well as mutual benefit. Agreeing to work together was an easy decision,” said SABRIC CEO Kalyani Pillay.
The videos have also been uploaded on Facebook. SABRIC and at Nelson Mandela University expressed excitement over the project.
Professor Rossouw von Solms, a member of CRICS, said, “Teaming-up with SABRIC creates so many opportunities and advantages in this day and age of applied research that benefits the general citizens of South Africa. SABRIC really created an ideal platform for Rahul Maharaj from where for could conduct his research.”