Ghana recorded 431 Cyber Security incidents third quarter of this year –CSA Director General

He explained however that over 5000 of the incidents which could have also led to various consequences were prevented.

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Director General of the Cyber Security Authority(CSA), Dr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako has revealed that the nation recorded in the third quarter of this year, a total of 9,769 contacts out of which 431 were real cybersecurity incidents.

Further to the above, he explained that over 5000 of the incidents which could have also led to various consequences were prevented.

Dr. Antwi-Boasiako made this known on Monday, October 3, 2022, at the launch of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month in Accra.

Speaking on the theme; ‘Regulating Cybersecurity: A Public-Private Sector Collaborative Approach,’ he noted that the nature of cybersecurity requires international collaboration to achieve an effective response.

To achieve the desired results, he called on stakeholders including organizations to dedicate between 15 to 25 percent of their ICT budget to Cybersecurity for the country to make meaningful progress.

Additionally, he said that online fraud, unauthorized access to protected systems, online blackmail, online impersonation, and publication of non-consensual intimate images constituted the top five most reported incidents in the period under review.

He attributed the above to the lack of awareness of cyber risks and the inadequate cybersecurity control measures that perpetrators take advantage of.

The CSA Boss thus called for both local and international collaborations in dealing with issues of Cyber security. This he also believes will enable his outfit to be able to execute its mandate.

Moreover, Dr. Antwi-Boasiako pledged the Authority’s readiness to work closely with the Joint Cyber Security Committee(JCC) inaugurated somewhere in July this year under Sections 13 and 14 of Act 1038.