National Cybersecurity Awareness Month launched in Ghana to ensure protection online

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month launched in Ghana to ensure protection online

- Ghana has successfully launched its version of the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020

- The initiative was supported by the United States of America as the collaboration between Ghana & the US has yielded some great successes in the cyberspace in recent times

- It is hoped that this initiative will offer protection against malicious actors seeking to exploit vulnerabilities in Ghana

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020 has been duly launched in Ghana under the theme, "Cybersecurity in the era of COVID-19".

Information obtained directly by YEN.com.gh indicates that the intent of the cybersecurity awareness month is to enlist all digital technology users including children, educators, business leaders, government officials and other entities in the collective effort of cybersecurity.

The initiative was a collaborative effort between Ghana and the United States of America, as was confirmed at the event by Mr Christopher Lamora, a representative of the Ambassador of the US to Ghana.

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month launched in Ghana to ensure protection online

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month launched in Ghana to ensure protection online Source: YEN.com.gh
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According to Mr Lamora, the cooperation between the US and Ghana on cybersecurity and cybercrime has already yielded some high successes including the arrest of the operators of empress leak website and the disruption of a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme.

The Minister for Gender and Social Protection and MP for Agona West, Hon Cynthia Mamle Morrison, the Deputy Minister for Communications, Alexander KK Abban, among other prominent individuals, threw their weights behind the grand launch.

Businesses, governments and private citizens around the world have come to depend on an internet that is open, interoperable, secure and reliable, and it is hoped that this initiative will offer protection against malicious actors seeking to exploit vulnerabilities in Ghana.

Watch a snippet of the event in the video below:

In a separate report by YEN.com.gh, a Ghanaian professional named Joel E. Nettey has been appointed as the world president and chairman of the renowned International Advertising Association (IAA).

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According to reports sighted by YEN.com.gh on myjoyonline.com and 3news.com, Joel Nettey has become the very first African to hold the highly coveted position.

Srinivasan Swamy, the former world president, handed over the baton to Joel at a world board meeting of the IAA held virtually on October 5, 2020.

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