Protecting Critical Information Infrastructure (CII) is not solely the business of government. The Government of Ghana’s responsibility is mainly to put in place enabling interventions, and to show leadership, “and that leadership means that a state institution like the CSA will lead the efforts”.

This was said by the Ag. Director-General of the Cyber Security Authority (CSA), Dr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako, at the Compliance Workshop on the Directive for the Protection of Critical Information Infrastructure on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 in Accra.

Dr. Antwi-Boasiako added that, a major enabling intervention in Ghana’s cybersecurity development is the passage of the Cybersecurity Act, 2020 (Act 1038) and the launch of the CII Directive in October 2021, to guide the actions of CII owners. He urged institutions designated as CII to conform with the responsibility to comply with the directives in line with section 92 of Act 1038.

The Lead for Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) at the CSA, Mr. Benjamin Ofori, indicated that effective multistakeholder collaborations and partnerships are essential for the country’s cybersecurity development and necessary to ensure a secure, resilient, and safer digital ecosystem.

The workshop was organiszed in line with the theme of NCSAM 2022 and as part of efforts to collaborate with public-private sector organisations to implement the cybersecurity regulations stipulated in the Cybersecurity Act 2020. It was attended by representatives of a hundred and thirty-three (133) CII owners from public and private sector institutions.