Event: Stakeholder Forum On Cyber Security In Ghana

Hacker typing on a laptop
Hacker typing on a laptop

Key national stakeholders from government, business, industry, security and civil society will meet in Accra on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 to deliberate on Cyber-Security issues in Ghana. Participants will reflect on a recent analysis of the cyber threat landscape in the country and come up with recommendations for the way forward.

The Stakeholder Forum under the theme ‘Challenges of Cyber-security to National Development’ has become necessary following the increasing incidents of cyber-related criminal activities in the country as noted by the Global Internet Crime Report (2013). It will have representation from institutions such as the Bureau of National Investigation, the Criminal Investigation Department, Ghana Telecoms Chamber, National Communications Authority and the Ghana Internet Service Providers Association with the Minister of Communication Dr. Edward Omane Boamah delivering the key note address.

The Forum is being organised by the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) as part of its Internet Freedom Programme with the UK-based Global Partners Digital. The platform will also be used to make public a Policy Brief which highlights specific cybercrimes with very current examples, their implications and recommendations on how the various stakeholders can support efforts to curtail the menace.

“As users of the internet for many different purposes, we are all at risk of one cybercrime or the other. That there is increasing incidents of cyber-related criminal activities in Ghana is worrying and definitely a clarion call on stakeholders to act to arrest the situation before it gets out of hand. We believe this forum will indeed come up with concrete recommendations to curtail the menace” said Dora B. Mawutor, Coordinator of the MFWA’s Internet Freedom Programme.

For further information about the MFWA’s Internet Freedom Programme or the Stakeholder Forum contact the MFWA on 0302242470 or email [email protected].

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