CyberSecurity and Internet Governance – Does our Region have a plan?
Created by prince on Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:27
INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMATION SEMINAR
THEME: CyberSecurity and Internet Governance – Does our Region have a plan?
The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT invites you and your nominees to participate in its Technology Transformation Seminar on the theme, CyberSecurity and Internet Governance – Does our region have a plan?
The recent spate of hacking of websites in the sub-region and social media accounts of individuals including celebrities have raised serious concerns on security, data privacy, trust and internet governance in Africa.
There have been reported cases in Nigeria, Senegal and Ghana. In Ghana the cases involved government portal ghana.gov which hosts 58 other websites for ministries, departments and agencies. 11 websites on the government portal were reported to have been breached.
These reports give rise to begging questions that need answers:
- What are the broader implications for internet governance? - What measures have we put in place to protect our critical internet resources and infrastructure? - Which Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) strategies have we deployed? - What is our level of preparedness to prevent or deal with future attacks? - How has Ghana's CERT responded? - Is the public aware of social media dos and don'ts and general online best practices? - What skills set are required of today's security professionals?
We therefore invite you to participate in the next Technology Transformation Seminars (TTS) to find answers to these and more questions relating to cybersecurity and internet governance. Details of the seminar are as follows:
DATE: Thursday April 30, 2015
TIME: 3:30 pm to 5:00pm
VENUE: The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT, Accra
Dorothy K. Gordon is a leader with a vision to build a dynamic Pan-African Society through an ‘owned’ process of technological innovation technology solutions developed by Africans, in Africa and in response to African needs. She is the Director General of Ghana’s Advanced Information Technology Institute (AITI-KACE), the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT and leads a team of technology professionals committed to using the opportunities that exist within the global innovation economy to bring about accelerated development in Africa.
Foster Kplomdo - Information Security Manager (MTN Ghana), CISSP, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CEH, ITIL, ITBMC, CCNA+Sec. He is an innovative, results-oriented and self-motivated IT Professional with a career focus on IT Governance, IT Security and the Academia with over 13 years of progressive work experience in the IT industry.He presently a member in good standing with ISACA, (ISC)2, EC-Council, CMI and WOBI. Foster has worked as an IT instructor, a programmer, a IT Manager of Affiliated Computer Services, the offshore unit of Xerox Business Services (BPO) in Ghana and currently the Information Security Manager for MTN, Ghana.
Eric Akumiah is the Head of the National Computer Emergency Response Team and resource person to the Adhoc Technical Committee that drafted the National Cyber Security Policy and Strategy. He is also a former lecture of Information Systems Security Management at University of Cape Coast, Ghana ( www.cert-gh.org)
Edward Yeboah - Expert in Web Technologies and a senior lecturer at the Ghana India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT. He has years of experience with Developing web sites / applications for Government Agencies, Embassies and many other organisation in Ghana
Reps from AFRICERT, AITI-KACE, etc.
We are convinced that issues deliberated on at this seminar will enable Government and all stakeholders involved take actions that enhance security and trust. We look forward to your participation and insightful contributions.