CYBER SECURITY AUTHORITY TO COLLABORATE WITH CSOs IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CYBERSECURITY ACT 2020
The Cyber Security Authority (CSA) has reiterated its commitment to collaborate with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the implementation of the Cybersecurity Act 2020 (Act 1038).
This was disclosed by, the Lead for Capacity Building and Awareness Creation (CBAC) of the CSA, Mr. Alex Oppong, at a forum on the “Implementation of Ghana’s Cybersecurity Act 2020: the role of CSOs”, organized by the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) in Accra on Tuesday, 22nd March 2022.
Mr. Alex Oppong in a presentation on the Cybersecurity Act 2020, Act 1038, explained key sections of the Act with particular reference to section 35-40 and 41-46 which makes references to Critical Information Infrastructure (CII) and the National and Sectoral Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERT) respectively. He also indicated that sections 62-68 of the Act seek to protect children online and criminalises online sexual offences.
In a Panel discussion as part of the event, the Panelists; Executive Director for Child Online Africa, Madam Awo Aidam Amenyah, Executive Director, Africa Cybersecurity and Digital Rights (ACDRO), Mr. Eric Akumiah, and Mr. Alex Oppong agreed that there was the need for elaborate capacity building programmes for CSOs on the Act to enable them get involved in creating the needed public awareness on the provisions of the Act and how they affect society.