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Swazi Observer must pay for employees Cyber Security course,hacking of Facebook page an embarrassment for such a giant media house.

Wednesday, 1st May, 2024

The hacking of a Facebook page belonging to the Eswatini Observer demonstrates the seriousness of cyber crime and therefore,media houses must start investing in the training of their employees on Cyber Security.

The University of Cape Town is offering Cyber Security short courses with basics on cyber security.

The last time I checked the course was costing around fifteen thousand Rands(R15,000.00), it’s dangerous to operate an online page or publication without understanding the basics of cyber crime.

Alternatively, media companies must consider engaging Cyber Security consultants to train their employees on managing online pages.

The online space is dominated by cyber criminals and it’s very dangerous to allow employees to operate an online page of such a giant media company without the basic understanding of how to detect,prevent or protect online content from cyber criminals.

We sympathize with the Eswatini Observer after the hacking of their Facebook page but this,should trigger a serious Government campaign to educate even the public about cyber crime.

With the dynamics of the fourth Industrial Revolution,employees who work online,must consistently train themselves on cyber security, otherwise they will play into the gallery of cyber criminals.

Even though cyber crime is complicated and you can never claim you know the tactics as cyber criminals always develop new tactics, it’s important to at least have the basics.

The world is fast moving to the online space, total ignorance of cyber crime is dangerous to individuals and institutions.


Swazi Observer must pay for employees Cyber Security course,hacking of Facebook page an embarrassment for such a giant media house.
Swazi Observer editor Mbongeni Mbingo.