The Cyber Security Authority (CSA) as part of its mandate to educate the public on cybersecurity issues initiated a series of engagements within the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly and Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem Municipal Assembly (KEEAMA) aimed at raising awareness and empowering individuals to stay ahead of cybercriminals.

Officials from the CSA, Ms. Mary Ama Bawa, Mr. Isaac Socrates Mensah, and Mr. Eric Bansah, took the staff of the respective assemblies through prevalent cybersecurity threats such as phishing, fake news, social engineering, and provided practical insights on safeguarding their devices against these risks including the adoption of the two-factor authentication, password security, and online privacy practices.

The CSA team also visited the Cape Coast Technical University where they educated the staff on cybersecurity best security and advised them to contact 292 to report cybersecurity incidents and seek advisories on cybersecurity issues.

The team also visited Asaase Radio and ATL FM to educate listeners on the modus operandi of cybercriminals and shared with listeners valuable insights to enhance their vigilance and resilience against potential threats.

At the KEEAMA the Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. Worlanyo Alatevi and the Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Solomon Ebow Appiah, commended the CSA leadership for addressing cybersecurity issues in the municipality.

Mr. Appiah highlighted the critical need for such an event, noting that many women in the municipality had fallen victim to cyber frauds pointing out that Ataabadze, a community in the district has become a hub of cybercrime, with mobile money vendors engaging in extortion through cyberbullying, sexting, and sextortion.