Business owners advised to invest in Cyber Security
The Acting Director-General of the Cyber Security Authority (CSA), Dr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako, has urged business owners to consider cybersecurity as a critical risk issue when it comes to their businesses.
He explained that malicious cyber actors are getting more opportunistic, more sophisticated, and better organized by the second and therefore urged businesses, no matter their size to invest in baseline cybersecurity measures including creating awareness among employees.
“As we prepare for the New Year, we encourage every business, no matter the size, to consider cybersecurity as a critical risk and governance issue by investing in baseline cybersecurity measures including awareness creation among employees.
“The CSA has launched the Directive for the Protection of Critical Information Infrastructure which establishes baseline cybersecurity measures for all designated Critical Information Infrastructure (CII) owners. CII owners are mandated to comply with this Directive to ensure the protection of Ghana’s CIIs,” he said.
The Acting Director-General made this known in an end of year statement.
He noted that the CSA in the coming years will work to ensure a secure and resilient digital Ghana by working closely with stakeholders particularly members of the Joint Cybersecurity Committee (JCC) and non-governmental actors.
“In the coming year, the CSA looks forward to the formal adoption of the National Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy (NCPS) which will provide a clear national direction for Ghana’s cybersecurity development in the next four years. We will continue to leverage on collaboration including working closely with the private sector, civil society organisations and our international partners to implement the Cybersecurity Act, 2020,” he added.
He also encouraged the public to report cybersecurity issues and to seek guidance on cybersecurity matters from the National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) of the CSA through the Cybercrime/Cybersecurity Incident Reporting Points of Contact (PoC) by calling or texting 292.
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