CSA HOLDS PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE FRAMEWORK FOR THE LICENSING AND ACCREDITATION OF CSPs, CEs AND CPs
The Cyber Security Authority (CSA) has held a public consultation on the framework for the licensing of Cybersecurity Service Providers (CSPs), accreditation of Cybersecurity Establishments (CEs), and accreditation of Cybersecurity Professionals (CPs) in Accra on, October 5, 2022 as part of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2022.
The event is part of processes to enhance Ghana’s cyber resilience through the licencing of CSPs, CEs and the accreditation of CPs effective January 2023.
Speaking at the public consultation, the Ag. Director-General of the CSA, Dr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako, explained that the framework will not only provide guidance and direction, but will also provide a streamlined mechanism for ensuring that cybersecurity service providers offer their services in accordance with approved standards and procedures in line with international best practice and the provisions of the Cybersecurity Act, 2020 (Act 1038), and provide greater assurance of security and safety to clients.
He said the engagement was necessary to solicit inputs from industry players before the framework is submitted for approval and adoption, which is expected to happen before end of the year, for full implementation in January 2023.
A presentation was further made to take participants through the guidelines of the framework, explaining in detail the requirements and procedures for acquiring accreditation and licenses. The participants were given the opportunity to interact and make inputs into the framework.