Let’s make funds available for country’s cyber security’s – Dr Antwi-Boasiako

The Acting Director-General of the Cyber Security Authority (CSA), Dr Albert Antwi-Boasiakohas appealed to industry players to advocate and secure sustainable funding for the country’s cyber security.

He said that would strengthen the country’s cyber space and mitigate risk associated with the space.

Dr Antwi-Boasiako made the appeal in Accra on Thursday at the forum on the country’s cyber security regulations and opportunities for cyber security industry players and professionals.

The forum formed part of activities sidelined for the celebration of this year’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2022 launched in Accra on Monday.

Dr Antwi-Boasiako stressed that an all hands on deck by industry players was crucial to ensure the sustainability of the country’s cyber security.

He cited Singapore as a country which was doing well with its cyber security and the country could do same if more efforts and financing was put in place.

Dr Antwi-Bosiako emphasised that the country was making significant strides in the interim which would be gradually emulated by other countries in the region.

Regarding regulations and opportunities for the industry in the CSA Act, he said there were regulations on the protection of Critical Information Infrastructures (CIIs); regulations on licensing of Cyber security Service Providers (CSPs); regulations on accreditation of Cyber security Establishments (CEs) and regulations on the industry forum.

“Regulations on the accreditation of Sectoral CERTs, regulations on accreditation of Cyber security Professionals (CPs) and the operationalisation of the Cyber security fund,” he added.

Concerning the Protection of CIIs, Dr Antwi-Boasiako said there were sections for the designations of critical information infrastructure, registration of critical information infrastructure and the withdrawal of designation of critical information infrastructure.

Other sections, he said were the duty of owner of owner of critical information infrastructure, access to critical information infrastructure and guidelines and directives section.


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