Total Population: 6 126 000
Internet users, percentage of population: 1.70%
(data source: United Nations Statistics Division, December 2012)
(data source: ITU Statistics, 2013)
1.1 LEGAL MEASURES
1.1.1 CRIMINAL LEGISLATION
Sierra Leone does not have specific legislation on cybercrime.
1.1.2 REGULATION AND COMPLIANCE
Sierra Leone does not have specific legislation and regulation related to cybersecurity.
1.2 TECHNICAL MEASURES
Sierra Leone does not have an officially recognized national CIRT. However ITU conducted the “Enhancing
Cybersecurity for Least Developed Countries (LDC) Program” in Sierra Leone from 2 to 13 December 2013.
Sierra Leone does not have officially recognized national (and sector specific) cybersecurity frameworks for
implementing internationally recognized cybersecurity standards.
Sierra Leone does not have any officially approved national (and sector specific) cybersecurity frameworks for the
certification and accreditation of national agencies and public sector professionals.
1.3 ORGANIZATION MEASURES
Sierra Leone does not have an officially recognized national cybersecurity strategy.
1.3.2 ROADMAP FOR GOVERNANCE
Sierra Leone does not have a national governance roadmap for cybersecurity.
1.3.3 RESPONSIBLE AGENCY
The National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) is the officially recognized agency responsible for
implementing a national cybersecurity strategy, policy and roadmap.
1.3.4 NATIONAL BENCHMARKING
Sierra Leone does not have any officially recognized national or sector-specific benchmarking exercises or referential
used to measure cybersecurity development.