Cyber security: NITA launches Security Operations Centre to protect national data

Cyber security: NITA launches Security Operations Centre to protect national data

- The National Information Technology Agency has launched its Security Operations Centre (SOC)

- The centre would focus on protecting national data, cyber threats, among others

- The SOC will also serve as a command hub of highly skilled and talented ethical hackers

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The National Information Technology Agency (NITA), has through the Ministry of Communications, launched its Security Operations Centre (SOC).

The centre is aimed at protecting data of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) across the country from cyber threats.

The centre would focus on cyber threats, monitoring, forensic investigations, incident management, reporting, escalation and close with proper justification and root cause of events and incidents.

The event which took place on Friday, October 23, 2020 in Accra, saw many dignitaries gracing the occasions

Cyber security: NITA launches Security Operations Centre to protect national data

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Speaking at the launch covered by YEN.com.gh, the Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekurful, said the SOC will also serve as a command hub of highly skilled and talented ethical hackers and security analysts.

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Mrs. Owusu Ekurful added that the SOC facility will monitor and advance the security module across government digital platforms.

Also speaking at the event, the head of the National Cyber Security Centre, Dr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako said the establishment of a NITA-SOC shows government’s strategic resolve to scale up the country’s cyber security readiness.

He said in January and August 2020, more than 5,000 residents made contact with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) for guidance and advice in addressing cybersecurity issues of which most of them involved online fraud.

In other news, ACP Dr. Herbert G. Yankson of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has cautioned the public against the activities of Mobile Money fraudsters.

According to him, him telecommunication networks should be treated like banks since they are basically doing what the banks are supposed to be doing.

He added that the regulators of the BoG should regulate telcos as they undertake the mobile money vending.

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