Accra hosts Africa Cybersecurity preparedness conference

By: Frank Kwame Abbor| ignewss 

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As part of effort to curb recent increase in cybercrime and cybersecurity threats across the globe, a 3-day Africa Cybersecurity preparedness conference has been held at Accra, Ghana.

The conference dubbed “Cyber X Africa” was held at the International Conference Center, Accra, from October 20 to 22, 2022.

According to the organisers, it necessary for nations across the globe, particular within the African continental trade zones and more particularly, financial institutions in general to strengthen their cyber defences if the objective is to remain safe and sound in business without many hiccups.

They said, risk-based Cybercrime/Cybersecurity guidelines and programs must be fully institutionalised and targeted goals and objectives must be pursued to be achieved within timelines.

Ghana’s own Richard kumadoe who served as a Panellist at the conference, joined a highly sophisticated audience of top-level cyber security professionals including government representatives, policymakers, export leaders, Chief Information Security Officers, Cyber Security Leads, Directors, Managing Directors, Analysts, Architects and many more to tackle sensitive issues bothering the security of Ghana.

Richard Kumadoe, Fraud Prevention Expert and Global Security Consultant

The conference also explored current and future cyber threats with a range of world-wide experts, covering the latest policies, serious organised cybercrime, state sponsored hacking, ransomware attacks and protecting critical national infrastructure and more.

Issues such as Cybersecurity risk management, cyber threat incident reporting, and resolving measures were key on the agenda.

Other critical topics discussed include Cybersecurity resilience, Cybersecurity governance and best practices and as well as Cybercrime/ Cybersecurity threat intelligence gathering and monitoring mechanisms.


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