Officials of KAIPTC and E-Crime Bureau in a pose with the participants and representative of the Minister after the opening ceremony
About seventy persons from various industries are participating in a 5-day training in cyber intelligence and forensics at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), in Accra.
The training which started on Monday is an initiative of KAIPTC and the E-Crime Bureau of Ghana. The participants are expected to be awarded certificates at the end of the course.
In a statement at the opening ceremony of the programme on Monday, December 4, Board Chairman of E-Crime Bureau, D.K Mensah, said the course was designed to equip participants with knowledge and hands-on-skills, tools and techniques to conduct cyber intelligence and forensics operations.
According to him, “It is expected that participants would be able to adopt best practices to support cyber-based investigations.
He added “training on cyber security for Chief Executives and top management is one of the areas we are looking at.”
Minister of National Security, Albert Kan-Dapaah, in a statement read on his behalf at the ceremony, expressed worry at the proliferation of cyber crimes in the country.
The Minister indicated that “indeed in Ghana, cybercrime is adjudged to be among the top four threats to our national security and our significant strides in information communication technology development is under serious threat due to the spate of cybercrime across various sectors of the economy.”
According to him, government of Ghana has over the past few months taken some steps to address the challenges of cybercrime by the introduction of the Digital Address System.
He said the Cyber Intelligence and Forensics was a major step “in our fight against cyber crime by further equipping our professionals in the various security services with adequate tools to enhance their trade craft and knowledge.”
“This course on Cyber Intelligence and Forensics is therefore deemed as one of the many approaches that will help to develop the capacity of relevant professionals who will in turn transfer such knowledge to their colleagues at their various work places,” he added.
BY Melvin Tarlue