As the frequency and sophistication of cyber threats continue to rise globally, Ghana has witnessed a surge in efforts to combat cybercrime, notably with the establishment of the Cyber Security Authority (CSA) in 2020. Besides the CSA, the country has also seen multiple cybersecurity agencies pop up in recent years.
The emergence of these cybersecurity entities reflects a growing recognition of the need to fortify digital defences and protect critical infrastructure. In the face of evolving cyber threats, Ghana’s cybersecurity agencies are each playing a role in safeguarding the nation’s digital landscape. This article speaks on the five leading cybersecurity agencies in Ghana.
Founded in Singapore in 1997, Cyberteq Falcon Limited Cyberteq offers telecommunications services and is also a leading provider of security consulting services, offering a spectrum of expertise in advisory services, cybersecurity strategy, business continuity and recovery, incident management, and training and awareness. Within its technical services portfolio, the firm excels in risk assessment, evaluating potential vulnerabilities and providing recommendations to reinforce cybersecurity measures.
Cyberteq has shown itself to be a reliable cybersecurity agency, proven by the firm’s gradual success in establishing footholds in multiple countries. Cyberteq began its operations in Ghana in 2019, and in its four years of operations in the country, Cyberteq has generated positive reviews from its clients and also won multiple awards for its good works, at the Ghana Information Technology & Telecom Awards (GITTA), and the Africa Digital Economy Awards (ADEA).
Cyberteq’s commitment has empowered organisations with its robust security frameworks to navigate the dynamic landscape of cyber threats and help them build resilient defences.
Second on our list, e-Crime Bureau stands among the cybersecurity and digital forensics firms equipped with advanced digital forensic labs in West Africa. Since 2011, the cybersecurity firm has diligently served both the public and private sectors, providing cybersecurity, digital forensics training and capacity building, and other investigation related consultancy services for organisations across both sectors.
Impressively e-Crime Bureau carries bragging rights for providing technical assistance to key state security agencies such as the Criminal Investigation Department (CID)/Ghana Police, the Economic & Organised Crime Office (EOCO), National Security, and the National Communication Authority (NCA) in conducting impactful forensic investigations.
With a commitment to justice, the e-Crime Bureau has actively supported the state in prosecuting high-profile financial fraud and cybercrime cases, leveraging its expertise in handling electronic evidence. For enhanced security and data protection measures, e-Crime Bureau holds accreditation from the Ministry of Interior to conduct security investigation-related services. This accreditation ensures a robust legal foundation supporting the evidence presented in the court of law. Additionally, the Bureau is registered with the Data Protection Commission and operates in compliance with the Data Protection Act, 2012 (Act 843).
Corenet IT Limited
Established in 2014, Corenet IT Limited stands as a premier provider of IT management services and Managed IT infrastructure solutions, dedicated to delivering business solutions and elevated cybersecurity standards for clients on a global scale. The firm specialises in a range of services, including backup and disaster recovery, 24×7 Infrastructure Monitoring and Management, firewall management, and intrusion detection and prevention.
The high ratings given by Corenet’s clients prove that choosing the firm as an IT partner means an influx of good news about long-term technology strategies or operational challenges. The firm takes pride in being able to safeguard and expertly manage the IT infrastructure of its clients. The customer reviews for Corenet IT Limited attest to its standing as one of the leading cybersecurity firms in Ghana.
Inveteck Global Limited
Established in 2019, Inveteck Global Limited holds a certification from the Cyber Security Authority as a licensed provider of cybersecurity services, specialising in comprehensive cybersecurity training and client protection. The firm’s portfolio includes penetration testing, cybersecurity awareness, vulnerability assessment, secure code development, practical cybersecurity training, and cybersecurity and networking consultancy.
Founded in Ghana, with a foothold in Liberia, Inveteck Global is distinguished as one of the first cybersecurity companies in both countries to provide 100% practical training in cybersecurity. The firm offers tailored strategic guidance and technical solutions, ensuring that clients receive tailored services that precisely meet their cybersecurity needs.
Inveteck Global has built a solid reputation for reliability and the delivery of high-quality services. Through its innovative and practical approach to cybersecurity, the firm remains at the forefront of the industry, consistently addressing evolving challenges and providing clients with leading solutions for a secure digital landscape.
Since its inception in 2007, CITSYS has been at the forefront of delivering cutting-edge enterprise security solutions and top-notch IT support to a diverse clientele of over 120 businesses. With a robust presence in various industries, including finance, health, education, media, NGO, retail, and government institutions, the company has consistently demonstrated its expertise and reliability.
CITSYS takes pride in its strategic collaborations with the world’s most trusted technology brands, ensuring the delivery of high-quality software products and solutions aimed at securing, supporting, and fostering the growth of businesses. The firm’s impactful solutions and services have directly influenced and benefited thousands of computer users in Ghana, contributing to the enhancement of overall digital resilience.
Noteworthy is CITSYS’s unwavering commitment to cybersecurity, underscored by its impressive track record and high customer ratings. Clients who have experienced the firm’s dependable services consistently rate CITSYS as a leader among cybersecurity companies in Ghana. This recognition reflects the company’s dedication to providing robust cybersecurity measures that meet the evolving needs of businesses in today’s dynamic digital landscape.
Coming to the final sector of this article, these cybersecurity firms have shown a commitment to excellence, innovation, and resilience in the face of evolving digital threats in Ghana. From pioneering practical training in cybersecurity to collaborating with state security agencies, and delivering high-quality software solutions, these companies play a crucial role in fortifying the nation’s digital landscape.
As Ghana continues to navigate the complexities of the digital era, these cybersecurity leaders stand as pillars of security, ensuring that organizations and individuals alike can confidently embrace the benefits of the digital age.
By Derrick Kafui Deti – Digital Economy Magazine
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