Cybersecurity Training in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Commission and the Bankers Association of Zambia

In the past few years, the Bankers Association of Zambia has deployed real time instant payment channels, which has brought in efficiencies on online, point of payments mobile payment channels. Unfortunately, this has attracted frauds and cyber-attacks which is affecting trust and confidence in these innovations.

As part of its efforts to fight cybercrime, AGA-Africa Programme, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Commission and the Bankers Association of Zambia organized a training on Cybersecurity. The training took place from 15th-17th November 2022.

The training brought together participants who included Chief Executive Officers, Heads of Compliance and Operations and AML/CFT and Fraud and Prevention Officers as well as subject matter experts from Ghana, Kenya and the United States.

The workshop was officially opened by Mulenga Kapwepwe, Vice Chairperson, Zambia National Visual Arts Council and the Zambia Women Writers Association, on behalf of Dr. Freda Mwamba-Brazle, AGA-Africa Programme Country Coordinator for Zambia.

Mathias Kamanga, Head of Public Relations Unit and Digital Forensics Expert, Drug Enforcement Commission, Zambia delivered the keynote address on behalf of Mary Chirwa, Director General, Drug Enforcement Commission, Zambia. Mwindwa Siakalima, Chief Executive Officer, Stanbic Bank Zambia Limited, also spoke at the opening.

The highly engaging sessions were moderated by Mathias Kamanga, Head of Public Relations Unit and Digital Forensics Expert, Drug Enforcement Commission Zambia. The sessions were facilitated by Todd Tumbleson, Criminal Investigator, Nevada Attorney General’s Office, Richard Kumadoe, Fraud Preventions Expert & Security Consultant, RICHQUEST CONSULT, Paul Luo, Head Fraud and Investigations Atlas Mara, Zambia, Shamwete Mwiinga, Senior Investigations Officer, Drug Enforcement Commission Zambia, Alex Osunga, Security Center Technical Lead, @iLabAfrica and Mathias Kamanga, Head of Public Relations Unit and Digital Forensics Expert, Drug Enforcement Commission, Zambia.

At the closing, Leonard Mwanza, Chief Executive Officer, Bankers Association of Zambia, spoke on behalf of Mizinga Melu, Chairperson, Bankers Association of Zambia as Mary Chirwa, Director General, Drug Enforcement Commission, Zambia delivered the closing remarks.

The workshop was officially brought to a close by Mulenga Kapwepwe, Vice Chairperson, Zambia National Visual Arts Council and the Zambia Women Writers Association on behalf of Dr. Freda Mwamba-Brazle, AGA-Africa Programme Country Coordinator for Zambia.