Asseco Data Systems and the Government of Togo will establish “Cyber Defense Africa”. It will be the first institution in Togo responsible for cyber security and first in Africa to combine two cyber security functions – National Security Operation Centre (SOC) and Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT). The cooperation will be carried out a joint venture. The new organization will start functioning at the beginning of 2020, and the investment cost will amount to approx. EUR 14 million.
The CERT will provide cybersecurity services to Togo’s public administration, citizens, companies and private organizations. The SOC will protect national critical infrastructure. A private-public partnership, such as CDA, is at the heart of Togo’s vision for cybersecurity. It is also in line with the first pillar of its National Development Plan which aims to set up a logistics hub and develop a first-class business center in Africa.