Let’s be cyber security conscious Dr Albert Antwi- Boasiako
Acting Director-General of the Cyber Security Authority (CSA), has urged Ghanaians to be cyber security conscious amid recent global cyber incidents that have negatively affected individuals, businesses, and other critical information infrastructure.
He said with the advancement in modern technology and the wide use of the internet, cyber criminals had leveraged the benefits of the internet to carry out their activities more covertly, thereby causing harm to individuals and businesses in the cruelest manner.
“While digitalisation is bringing remarkable economic and societal benefits to majority of the global population, it is worth noting that these technologies, irrespective of the opportunities they create, have inherent risks such that when taken advantage of by cyber criminals, could have detrimental effects on individuals, enterprises, societies, and nations at large.”
Dr Antwi-Boasiako gave the advice on Friday at the media launch of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) in Accra.
The NCSAM, institutionalised since October 2022, is the leading event within the cyber security space that educates children, the public, businesses, and government stakeholders on cyber hygiene best practices.
This year’s celebration, under the theme; “Regulating Cyber security: A Public Private Sector Collaborative Approach,” will help build synergies among all relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance with cyber security regulations.
He said the rise in cyber crimes globally had led the Authority to intensify public awareness and enhance public private sector understanding of cyber security regulations hence, the National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Dr Antwi Boasiako said collaborative regulations were necessary to bring both the public and private sector stakeholders together towards achieving a secure and resilient digital Ghana.
He said the internet offered several opportunities for improving the lives of people through access to information for the benefit of their education, health, and social wellbeing.
Story by: Fada Amakye from-Otec fm.