Accra Digital Centre has hosted the National Cyber Security Awareness Month, organized by Ministry of Communications in partnership with the National Cybersecurity Centre.
The event which took place from 1st to 31st October 2020 was conducted in a hybrid format comprising physical engagements (under strict COVID-19 protocols) and the use of virtual platforms including a live stream on NCSAMTV, Facebook, YouTube, and updated across various social media pages such as Instagram and Twitter.
This edition involved thought-leadership sessions, panel discussions, workshops and media engagements aimed at intensifying capacity building and awareness creation efforts on cybercrime and cybersecurity issues among Ghanaians.
In his welcome address, Mr. Kofi Ofosu Nkansah, Managing Director of the Accra Digital Centre stated that the ADC was proud to be associated with such an important event since it was in line with the Centre’s mission to provide the required environment, infrastructure and services to facilitate the growth of ICT /ITES sector and accelerate technological innovation to augment the private sector’s role in providing relevant ICT solutions to various sectors of Ghana’s economy.
He added that the Centre was honored to host the historic launch of the Child Online Protection Portal, aimed at enhancing the country’s preventive and reactive interventions, in addressing child online safety issues.
The theme for the event was “Cybersecurity in the Era of CoVID-19”, reflecting on the current trends on cybersecurity incidents as a result of the increasing use of digital platforms by individuals, businesses and Governments for socio-economic activities in view of the global COVID-19 pandemic.