The National Communications Authority (NCA) and the Cyber Security Authority (CSA) have organised a joint training session for their staff on cybercrime and cybersecurity awareness as part of their ongoing collaboration to develop and implement the Cybersecurity Act, 2020 (Act 1038).
The training session, held on Wednesday, 15th November, aimed to equip both NCA and CSA staff with the fundamental knowledge and appreciation of cybersecurity, as well as the roles and responsibilities of the NCA and the CSA under the law. The session covered topics on the types and trends of cybercrime, the best practices and standards of cybersecurity, protection of critical information infrastructure, and the reporting and response mechanisms for cyber incidents.
The Workshop featured expert speakers from various institutions, including the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, the Bank of Ghana (BoG), the Data Protection Commission (DPC), the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), and the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC).
The training session was facilitated by experts from both institutions, who shared their experiences and insights on the challenges and opportunities of cybersecurity in Ghana. It also featured interactive sessions, case studies, and simulations to enhance the learning outcomes and engagement of the participants. Over 100 staff members from both institutions attended, expressing their satisfaction and appreciation for the opportunity to learn and share knowledge on cybersecurity.
The NCA and the CSA have been working together since 2017 to develop cybersecurity in Ghana, and have achieved significant progress and recognition in the global arena. The two institutions have also agreed to collaborate more closely on various areas, such as capacity building, awareness creation, public education, stakeholder engagement, and law enforcement, to ensure a safe and secure digital ecosystem in Ghana.