Cyber Security

Introduction According to the 2021 UK Cybersecurity Breach Survey, four out of every ten organizations reported a cyber-attack in the last year, and as enterprises transition to a new era of hybrid operations post COVID-19 pandemic, robust cybersecurity is more crucial than ever. The national cybersecurity awareness month, which isContinue Reading

Whenever cybersecurity is mentioned, most people think of ethical hacking. However, cybersecurity is broader than this widely held perception. This was revealed at the cybersecurity capacity building workshop organized for selected officers from the Ghana Armed Forces and the Ghana Police Service. The month of October is celebrated as NationalContinue Reading

While the threat actors are improving on the campaign’s sophistication by building reputable-sounding content within the body of the email, cybersecurity awareness training for executives and businesses will help avoid falling for targeted social engineering attacks, and actively monitoring emails to flag threats and making sure other users are protected are equally important control measures.Continue Reading

Every child must be protected from violence, exploitation, and abuse on the internet – UNICEF Child Online Protection (COP) is a global challenge that needs urgent attention. Children today have varied access to the internet through laptops, desktops, mobile phones, and tablets, with all types of information available to them.Continue Reading

A few days ago, the voter registration details of over 15 million Ghanaians were uploaded and circulated through various media platforms via google drive. However, the source of the publication has not been completely verified, and the legal authority to publish this data is equally under discussion. The above statedContinue Reading

Social Engineering (SE) is the process of deceiving an individual or a group of people to take a certain action(s) or disclose sensitive information in favour of the perpetrator. According to Atkins and Huang (2013), SE is the exploitation of human psychological weaknesses by scammers to attack innocent individuals. SEContinue Reading

Verify every information source. There is currently an overload of digitized information on COVID-19 outbreak purporting to be genuine and credible, and so the need to obtain authentic information cannot be over-emphasized. Since not all information out there is factual and correct, consumers of digital services must know who to follow in the cyberspace and where to search for the right information about coronavirus on digital platforms. Continue Reading

The workshop had three resource persons, who gave real life scenarios in their various fields of expertise, bringing the narrative to the barest understanding, in order for professionals and students in the ecosystem to realize the very essence and impact of data science and cyber security in today’s digitization agenda.Continue Reading

Technology is evolving really fast that noticing the ‘Next Big Thing’ can feel overwhelming. Just to refresh your memory, emerging technologies are technologies that are presently developing or will evolve in the next five or ten years, and which will considerably change the business and social world. From climate changeContinue Reading

According to the Cybercrime Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service, Ghana lost over USD 105 million to cybercrime at the end of 2018. These figures are the official records from the nation’s elite unit fighting cybercrime. In the previous year (2017), Ghana lost a little over USD 69 million to cybercrime. These figures could be double compared to what have been reported. This is because most firms do not report breaches due to cyberattack for fear of losing their clients. Continue Reading

Introduction Cybercrime has kept pace with technology advancement but, security practitioners and law enforcement agencies are yet to catch up with the criminals. This article highlights the current cybercrime activities, discusses the motivations behind cybercrime, and outlines steps of reducing cybercrime risks.  Cybercrime Activities The Council of Europe Convention onContinue Reading

Institute of ICT Professionals Ghana (IIPGH) in collaboration with Institute of Cyber Security and Information Assurance (ICIA) organized a very engaging Cyber Security Awareness Workshop and career guidance workshop at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi on 11th April 2018. The well attended workshop made upContinue Reading