The Lead at the National Computer Emergency Response Team of the Cyber Security Authority (CSA), Mr. Stephen Cudjoe-Seshie, has stated that the cybercrime incident reporting point of contact at the Authority contributes to the national course of creating cybersecurity awareness among the populace to keep guard of their digital environment.

He indicated that since its establishment in 2019 the point of contact has received more than 46,000 public enquiries and of the number about 4,115 are categorised as actual complaints of cybersecurity incidents.

Mr. Cudjoe-Seshie who represented the Director-General of the CSA, Dr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako, at the second Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) summit in Accra recently presented an overview of the CSA's mandate as a regulator of cybersecurity and its related activities in Ghana.

Some responsibilities of the CSA, he outlined, included the protection of critical information infrastructure, the safety of children online, awareness creation, licensing and accreditation of cybersecurity service providers, cybersecurity establishments, and cybersecurity professionals. .

” Awareness creation efforts have significantly increased as a result of the annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) which has been institutionalised. Also, the ongoing compliance and audit procedures have witnessed the registration of about 200 institutions out of the thirteen designated sectors as critical information infrastructure,” he added.

Other speakers at the summit submitted presentations on varied topics bothering on safeguarding digital systems against malicious actors.