Cyber attacks up by 20% during COVID-19 period (Fadhel Kraiem)
20/11/2020 12:31, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP)-The number of cyber attacks suffered by Tunisia during the COVID-19 period, edged up by 20%, said Minister of Communication Technologies Mohamed Fadhel Kraiem, pointing out the need to develop mechanisms to put an end to this phenomenon.

Big companies have been victims of these cyber attacks and have been enduring their impacts until today, the minister added at a hearing session held Friday, by the Committee of Industry, Energy Resources, Natural Resources, Infrastructure and Environment, under the House of People's Representatives (HPR).

Cyber security consolidation is one of the priorities that the Ministry will endeavour to develop in its various aspects, both for the restoration of consumer confidence and for the development of the security and control aspect.

Kraiem added that his department will focus it work, as part of its five-year plan and 2021-2025 vision, on the achievement of six priorities, namely digital integration by easing access to broadband services, speeding up broad-band Internet connectivity and developing payments through new technologies.

The ministry will also work on boosting digitisation and innovation, developing digital administration by further facilitating procedures, encouraging research and innovation, using artificial intelligence and bolstering training and employment in technological fields.

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