Countries are becoming increasingly more dependent on information and communication technologies which are globally interconnected. With these growing dependencies, information systems and networks are extremely vulnerable to disturbances which can affect their functioning. Cyber-attacks can be mounted at any time, against anyone and from anywhere and therefore, the countries are gearing up towards protecting their critical information assets, just like their frontiers. To address this issue, the National Computer Board has developed a National Cyber Security Strategy for Mauritius along with other stakeholders. To validate and finalise the recommendations of the draft strategy, a validation workshop was organised on Monday 24th March 2014 at the Conference Hall, Cyber Tower 1, Ebene. The validation workshop was officially opened by the Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Hon. Tassarajen Pillay Chedumbrum. The stakeholders from the public, private sector and academia were present for the discussion exercise. The draft strategy has been uploaded on the NCB website (www.ncb.mu
) for public consultation.