ECA International

While the technology revolution has yet to reach far into the households of those in developing countries, this is certainly another area where more developed countries can assist those in the less developed world.
Carol Bellamy- Director of Peace Corps and Executive Director, UNICEF

Helping make the developing world self-sufficient in Cyber Security

One of the biggest challenges facing Governments and commercial organisations in the developing world is protecting themselves against cyber intrusion- and in this regard they are, if anything, more attractive targets than the more mature developed economies, simply because of the general lack of maturity in this space.

The temptation is always to go down the technology route, buying sometimes very costly systems and infrastructure-without the appropriate policies and processes in place.

The world’s large corporations create a cycle of dependency that must be broken before the developing world can become self- reliant.
Tony Collings OBE,
Chairman ECA Group International

Very often these shortcomings are militated against by outsourcing their management- creating a life- long dependency on the outsource provider.

ECA’s ethos is very much opposed to this.

The benefits of the experience and expertise we have gained by helping shape the security policies, processes and protocols in the developed world allow us to share this expertise with developing countries, allowing full transfer of skills to client organisations, breaking the cycle of dependency so prevalent now.

We have helped clients in The Gulf Region, Africa and APAC become self-reliant and cyber resilient, as well as helping create SOP’s for Civil Defence, all done in an appropriate cost- effective manner, tailored to the specific needs and cultures in each country.

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