NACOC BOSS LAUDS CSA’S STRIDES
The Director-General of the Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC), Mr. Kenneth Adu-Amanfoh, has lauded the Cyber Security Authority (CSA) for its efforts in keeping Ghanaians updated about current cybersecurity developments.
He emphasised the CSA's effect and growth trajectory within Ghana's cybersecurity architecture, which grew from a centre to a full-fledged authority in a short period of time.
Mr. Adu-Amanfoh was speaking during a cybersecurity awareness workshop for NACOC workers as part of a series of training sessions organised by the CSA for institutions to commemorate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2023 under the topic "Promoting a Culture of Digital Safety."
The event sought to promote and educate the commission's staff on current threats and vulnerabilities.
Mr. Adu-Amanfoh thanked Dr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako, Director-General of the CSA, for his visionary leadership in spearheading cybersecurity awareness campaigns in Ghana, noting the transition from traditional physical tools and equipment to the use of the internet and associated digital tools for criminal purposes.
"Criminals have increasingly turned to cyber tools and the use of cryptocurrencies, along with the use of various social media platforms for communication, making them considerably more challenging to trace," he said.
Mr. Gerald Awadzi and Mr. Joseph Attoh, CSA officials, took turns talking the staff through cybersecurity trends and the many forms of cyber threats, and cautioned the trainees to avoid clicking on malicious links when on the internet.
The attendees were alerted about a tool known as "haveIbeenpwned.com" that could be used to check for a data breach.
Mr. Alexander Oppong, the acting Director of Capacity Building and Awareness Creation at the CSA, thanked the NACOC management for their partnership and stated that the NACOC, which was part of the national security architecture on the Joint Intelligence Committee with the CSA, would continue to collaborate in the collective effort to combat cybercrime in Ghana.