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8 - 12 November 2021
Virtual Event

Cloud & Data Centres

Discover new opportunities in Africa’s booming cyber security space

Nir Kshetri discusses increased security risks amid digital transformation in emerging economies

It's suggested that a billion people in Africa will have Internet access by 2022 (source:, which increases the risk of significant hacking activities. In this interview ahead of North Africa Com, we sat down with Nir Kshetri to learn about cybersecurity risk, digital transformation and emerging markets. 

Guest: Nir Kshetri is Professor at University of North Carolina-Greensboro. He has authored eight books and more than 130 articles in various journals. In December 2018, he spoke at the Plenary Session, Digital Technology and Sustainable Development: South-South Cooperation in the Digital World at the Hong Kong Summit of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC). Nir has been quoted/interviewed and/or his work has been featured by hundreds of media outlets worldwide. In 2018, he gave a TED Talk about the potential roles of cryptocurrencies in fighting poverty.