Government is committed to ensuring Cyber Security to combat cyber crime in Ghana. Dr Gideon Quarcoo, Deputy Minister of Communication, has said.
He said government had put in place measures, including the enactment of the Electronic Communications Act and the Electronic Transactions Act, which would be the legal framework governing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and usage in Ghana.
Mr. Quarcoo who was speaking at the launch of Asian School of Cyber Law in Accra, said government was concerned about the need to address the security implications that have become a global threat.
He said that ICT contributed to the socio-economic growth and the creation for developing nations like Ghana, stressing that activities such as financial frauds, source code thefts and personal harassment, threatened the economy as well as political and social systems.
He noted that the internet was characterized by porous information systems that gave more chances for attackers and hackers to prosper through nefarious activities in cyber space.
Dr. Quarcoo advised cyber fraudsters to make good use of the skills they have acquired in ICT to help build the nation rather than cause harm to people and the nation.
Mr. Debasis Nayak, Director and Co-founder of Asian School of law, said that, the school would offer practical experience in a wide array of computer forensics situations applicable to the real world.
He said this would help companies to determine the root cause of a hacker attack and protect corporate assets and reputation.