The Cyber Security Authority (CSA) has launched the 2023 edition of the National Cybersecurity Challenge. At the launch, renowned broadcaster and author, Kafui Dey was unveiled as the Ambassador of the Challenge.

In this year’s edition, the country has been divided into four zones namely, the Northern, Middle, Eastern and Southern zones with Fifty (50) Senior High Schools representing sixteen (16) regions of the country. The winners of each zone will compete at the finals in October, as part of the 2023 edition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). The contestants will be taken through the Child Online Protection (COP) provisions in the Cybersecurity Act, (Act 1038), 2020, digital footprint, social engineering, and open-source intelligence, among others as part of preparations for the competition which commences in June.

The NCC is a Government of Ghana initiative spearheaded by the Cyber Security Authority (CSA) with the aim of promoting cyber safety and awareness among senior high school students, by providing them with hands-on experiences in identifying, preventing, and mitigating cyber threats.

The objective of the competition is to enhance awareness on Cyber Security Best Practices for students, address the growing concern of student’s online vulnerability, and equip them with the skills to interact with digital technology confidently, safely, and responsibly.

The event was launched in Accra on April 26, 2023.