The newly appointed Africa Liaison Officer for the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), Mr. Eric Akumiah has paid a courtesy call on the Cyber Security Authority (CSA) to formally inform the national cybersecurity regulatory body about his appointment and to discuss strategies to enhance cybersecurity measures nationwide.

He was welcomed by Dr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako, the Director-General, together with Mr. Stephen Cudjoe-Seshie, the lead of the National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-GH), and Ms. Patricia Adafienu of the Capacity Building and Awareness Creation Unit of the CSA.

During discussions, Mr. Akumiah highlighted Ghana's strides in cybersecurity, with the nation currently ranking 3rd in Africa for its advancements in this domain. Dr. Antwi-Boasiako also commended Mr. Akumiah on his appointment, recognising his instrumental role as a foundational stakeholder in Ghana's cybersecurity endeavours. He lauded Mr. Akumiah's commitment and dedication, stating that his appointment was a significant milestone for Ghana's cybersecurity landscape.

Dr. Antwi-Boasiako provided insights into the ongoing developments within the CERT and charged Mr. Cudjoe-Seshie to facilitate regular engagement and collaboration with Mr. Akumiah to leverage his knowledge to benefit Ghana's cybersecurity initiatives. Mr Akumia was further assured of the CSA’s support throughout his tenure as the FIRST Regional Liaison, reaffirming the Authority’s dedication to ensuring a secure and resilient digital environment for all citizens.