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The Computer Emergency Response Team Mauritius (CERT-MU), has just launched the MAUSHIELD platform to facilitate cyber threat information sharing in Mauritius.

An open source platform, MAUSHIELD is a national system for sharing cyber threat intelligence in real-time and in a secured and confidential manner. It will allow various authorities/organisations to conduct cyber threat situational analysis in Mauritius. 

MAUSHIELD is expected to also provide a collaborative platform for sharing information to give a better visibility of cyber security situational awareness; develop a better understanding of the different techniques that cybercriminals are using to carry out cyber-attacks; help organisations to improve their cyber defence capability; and enhance the overall cyber resilience of Mauritius.

Launching the platform, ICT Minister Darsanand Balgobin said international certifications such as the SIM3 are ongoing and will be an asset for national CERT.

“Mauritius is amongst the first countries in Africa to be compliant to such an imperative certification”, he said. 

He added that his ministry is actively working with the Cyber4Dev Project with the European Union to promote cyber-resilience and cybersecurity in order to protect public and private enterprises.

A National Cybersecurity Committee has been set up to oversee and coordinate the national cybersecurity agenda, he said.

Moreover, the setting up of a Security Operations Centre to detect cyber-attacks is also in the pipeline. 

Original article at GIS Mauritius

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