THE Deputy Minister for Communications and Member of Parliament for LA Dadekotopon, Hon. Vincent Sowah Odotei has called on Ghanaians to be mindful about potential cyber threats and its repercussions.
He made this statement at the launch of the cyber essentials certification programme which is a collaboration between international and local stakeholders, Cyber Essentials Direct and e-Crime Bureau to improve the cybersecurity ecosystem in Ghana.
He said 50% of essential cybersecurity tips are from the individual and so there is the need to create awareness for people to report cyber threat issues. “Cybersecurity is quite new so awareness creation is necessary” he intimated.
“Cybersecurity affects everyone even if you’re selling in the market. We must all make it a concern and fight cyber threat together,” he stressed.
The National Cybersecurity Advisor at National Cybersecurity Centre, Dr. Albert Antwi Boasiako expert, Albert Antwi-Boasiako also called for the protection of the Election system through awareness creation.
He said Ghanaians must be careful how they use various social media platforms as its misuse can be dangerous not only to the individual but the nation at large during an election period.
He used this opportunity to called on the Electoral Commission to scale their cybersecurity measures to avoid any problems during the 2020 election.
By Prince Baffour Asamoah