The Minister of Communications,
Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has stated that the government is engaging with the World Bank to make the National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) operational .
“The CERT is also expected to enhance information sharing on cyber threats among our various stakeholders — both in the government and the private sector,” she said
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She indicated that as part of a national
She noted that while Ghana had begun a number of
“Indeed, there is a direct correlation between the adoption of digital services and cyber risks exposure for our citizens, businesses and the government. Every user that connects to the Internet or a digital service becomes a potential target for cyber attacks,” she stated.
Quoting the 2016 World Bank report on Digital Dividends, she said: ‘“Developing economies such as Ghana cannot fully reap the digital dividends associated with our adoption of ICT as a means of socio-economic transformation if we fail to address current and emerging
In his welcome address, the National Cyber Security Advisor,
He said the government had begun a serious
The two-day workshop was facilitated by the Ghana government, Department of State of the United States through its Security Governance Initiative (SGI) and MITRE, a not-for-profit research
Participants were mainly information technology and communication professionals drawn from the Ghana Armed Forces, Driver Vehicle and Licensing Authority (DVLA), the Bank of Ghana, the Cyber Security Technical Working Group and the National Communications Authority (NCA).
Others were from the National Service Secretariat, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ghana Maritime Authority, Ghana Post, Ghana Police Service, the Economic and Organised Crime Organisation (EOCO), Food and Drugs Authority, National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), the Volta River Authority (VRA), Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and the Ghana Petroleum Commission.