GHANA’S SIGNIFICANT ICT DEVELOPMENT UNDER THREAT, SAYS NATIONAL SECURITY MINISTER

ACCRA, Ghana’s significant strides in information communication technology (ICT) development is under serious threat because of the spate of cyber-crime across various sectors of the economy, says National Security Minister Albert Kan-Dapaah.

Cyber security is adjudged to be among the top four threats to national security, he said in a speech read on his behalf at the opening here Monday of a week-long course on Cyber Intelligence and Forensics.

It is no gainsaying that cyber-crime has become one of the greatest threats to global security.

Recent global crime trends including ransom attacks, terrorism, drug trafficking, money laundering and terrorist financing and human trafficking, which are usually facilitated through a digital medium are known to have devastating effects on States, corporate bodies and individuals.”

The course is organized by E-Crime Bureau, a cyber security and digital forensics firm, in collaboration with the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Centre (KAIPTC). It is being attended by more than 70 participants and aimed at equipping participants with knowledge and hands-on skills, tools and techniques to conduct Cyber Intelligence and Forensics Operations.

The ultimate aim of the course is to address existing and emerging cyber security threats targeting businesses, institutions and States within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) sub-region.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

   

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