Total Population: 3 623 000
Internet users, percentage of population: 6.20%
(data source: United Nations Statistics Division, December 2012)
(data source: ITU Statistics, 2013)
1.1 LEGAL MEASURES
1.1.1 CRIMINAL LEGISLATION
Mauritania does not have any officially recognized criminal legislation pertaining to cybercrime. However it has an
ICT Legal framework.
1.1.2 REGULATION AND COMPLIANCE
Mauritania does not have currently any officially recognised regulation and compliance requirement pertaining to
1.2 TECHNICAL MEASURES
Mauritania does not currently have an officially recognized national CIRT but there is a project to create a National
Cybersecurity Agency after the successful CIRT assessment conducted by the ITU in 2012. Also there is a team of
unofficial CERT not yet legally mandated.
Mauritania does not have any officially recognized national or sector specific cybersecurity frameworks for
implementing internationally recognized cybersecurity standards. The cybersecurity vision is still considered as a part
of national ICT strategy but Mauritania is considering implementing a specific cybersecurity strategy.
Mauritania does not have currently 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
Mauritania has an officially recognized national cybersecurity strategy.
1.3.2 ROADMAP FOR GOVERNANCE
Mauritania has a national governance roadmap for cybersecurity under the national cybersecurity strategy.
1.3.3 RESPONSIBLE AGENCY
Mauritania does not have an officially recognized agency responsible for implementing a national cybersecurity
strategy, policy and roadmap.