The Executive Director of the Economic and Organised Crime Office, COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, together with 17 others have been sworn in as pioneer members of a Joint Cybersecurity Committee by the Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful (MP) in a short inaugural ceremony held at the National Communication Authority (NCA) Tower in Accra.
The Minister in her remarks emphasized that Ghana cannot sustain its digitalization efforts without cybersecurity. She added that cyber-attacks could undermine gains in digitalization as well as social & economic well-being of the country and also impact national security. There was therefore the need for a multi-sectoral approach to tackle cybersecurity as it is in itself multi-sectoral in nature.
The committee was established and constituted pursuant to Section 13 of the Cybersecurity Act, 2020 (Act 1038). The high level committee is made up of heads of various stakeholder Security Institutions, the Judiciary, the National Communication Authority, the Financial Intelligence Centre, Bank of Ghana, National Information Technology Agency, the Ghana Domain Name Registry and the Attorney General’s Department.
The committee will collaborate with the Cyber Security Authority and the sectors and institutions which they represent for the implementation of relevant cybersecurity measures.