The formation of an industry forum for combating cybercrime will have strong representation from the private sector aimed at protecting cyberspace across all sectors of the economy.
This will ensure that the country is fully secure in pursuit of digitized activities in the country.
Communications and Digitalization Minister Ursula Owusu Ekuful revealed to Joybusiness in an interview after inaugurating an 18-member joint cybersecurity committee which will be chaired by Cybersecurity Authority Director General Dr. Albert Antwi -Boasiako.
The creation of the joint committee is captured by the new cybersecurity law as a strengthened layer to govern the fight against cybercrime.
The 18-member committee, which includes people from security, finance and telecommunications, among others, will complement the work of stakeholders and the cybersecurity authority in safeguarding the country’s cyberspace.
According to the Minister of Communications and Digitalization, Ursula Owusu Ekuful, the private sector is key in creating an industry forum to deal with the threat of cybercrime.
“Cybercrime doesn’t just happen in the public sector, so we’re making the fight multi-sector as it’s a security issue. Remember that the members of this joint committee are the regulators and stakeholders who deal with the private sector actors so that we can obtain their support in any initiative that the authority will undertake to strengthen the fight against cybercrime”, has she declared.
She tasked the committee to effectively engage with cybersecurity and stakeholders to formulate policies and programs to make Ghana’s internet safer.
“Your appointment and inauguration of the JCC is a milestone in the development of cybersecurity in Ghana and we hope that through your work we will be able to address the critical cybersecurity issues affecting the country, including the protection of critical information infrastructure, effective criminal justice response to cybercrimes, sensitization of public sector officials, collaboration between public and private sectors and relevant international cooperation to make Ghana a truly cyber-secure nation” , she noted.
The JCC is established under Section 13 of the Cybersecurity Act of 2020 (Act 1038) to work with the Cybersecurity Authority and the sectors or institutions represented on the committee for the implementation of security measures. relevant cybersecurity.
The President appointed the members of the Joint Cybersecurity Committee in consultation with the Authority, as provided for in Article 13(4) of Law 1038.