RSVP Now: July Tech Salon on “how can Ghana Protect herself against cyber attacks”

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Governments are scrambling to catch the culprits behind the cyberattacks that are disrupting operations at large organisation across the globe. Cyber security experts say the spread of the worm dubbed WannaCry locked up more than 200 000 computers in more than 150 countries.

Ghanaian organisations, according to a study by Internet Solutions, are vulnerable to such attacks particularly those in the financial sector. Measures put in place by these organisations are described by experts as woefully inadequate against potential threats.

Ghana lost a total of 50 million dollars to cyber-attack in 2016. Africa, as a whole, lost two billion dollars to cyber-attack the same year.

The July Accra Tech Salon intends to question how Ghanaians can protect themselves against increasing cyber-attacks. Discussions would centre on what measures are in place to help Ghanaians identify and deal with these threats.

Thought leaders from government agencies, IT firms and the cyber security landscape will deliberate on issues such as:

  • What kind of cyber threats are Ghanaians exposed to?
  • How damaging are these threats to organisations that deal with big data?
  • What can be done to salvage the situation?
  • What is the role of government agencies such as the Ministry of Communications, NITA and the Data Protection Commission in fighting cyber threats?
  • What should Ghanaians know in protecting themselves against the threats?

Kindly RSVP now to participate with discussions being led by thought leaders:

  • Head of the Computer Emergency Response Team, NITA
  • CK Bruce, Consultant, IT Governance and Information security
  • Mohammed Bako, Ghana Police Service
  • Albert Antwi-Boasiako, Ministry of Communications

There will be hot coffee and catered breakfast treats for a morning rush, and we have limited seats available.

Cyber Security in Ghana

July Technology Salon Accra

Wednesday, 4th July 2018

9am – 11am

New Media Hub at Penplusbytes

No.1 Ostwe Close, Ako Adjei, Osu,

Accra, Ghana (map)

RSVP is required for attendance

 

 

About the Technology Salon

The Technology Salon™ is an intimate, informal, and in person, discussion between information and communication technology experts and international development professionals, with a focus on both:

  • Technology’s impact on donor-sponsored technical assistance delivery, and
  • Private enterprise driven economic development, facilitated by technology.

Our meetings are lively conversations, not boring presentations. Attendance is capped at 35 participants – and frank participation with ideas, opinions, and predictions is actively encouraged.
It’s also a great opportunity to meet others motivated to employ technology to solve vexing development problems. Join us today!

Governments are scrambling to catch the culprits behind the cyberattacks that are disrupting operations at large organisation across the globe. Cyber security experts say the spread of the worm dubbed WannaCry locked up more than 200 000 computers in more than 150 countries.

Ghanaian organisations, according to a study by Internet Solutions, are vulnerable to such attacks particularly those in the financial sector. Measures put in place by these organisations are described by experts as woefully inadequate against potential threats.

Ghana lost a total of 50 million dollars to cyber-attack in 2016. Africa, as a whole, lost two billion dollars to cyber-attack the same year.

The July Accra Tech Salon intends to question how Ghanaians can protect themselves against increasing cyber-attacks. Discussions would centre on what measures are in place to help Ghanaians identify and deal with these threats.

Thought leaders from government agencies, IT firms and the cyber security landscape will deliberate on issues such as:

  • What kind of cyber threats are Ghanaians exposed to?
  • How damaging are these threats to organisations that deal with big data?
  • What can be done to salvage the situation?
  • What is the role of government agencies such as the Ministry of Communications, NITA and the Data Protection Commission in fighting cyber threats?
  • What should Ghanaians know in protecting themselves against the threats?

 

Kindly RSVP now to participate with discussions being led by thought leaders:

  • Head of the Computer Emergency Response Team, NITA
  • K Bruce, Consultant, IT Governance and Information security
  • Mohammed Bako, Ghana Police Service
  • Albert Antwi-Boasiako, Ministry of Communications
  • George Asiamah Esq., Ministry of National Security

 

There will be hot coffee and catered breakfast treats for a morning rush, and we have limited seats available.

Cyber Security in Ghana

July Technology Salon Accra

Wednesday, 4th July 2018

9am – 11am

New Media Hub at Penplusbytes

No.1 Ostwe Close, Ako Adjei, Osu,

Accra, Ghana (map)

RSVP is required for attendance

 

 

About the Technology Salon

The Technology Salon™ is an intimate, informal, and in person, discussion between information and communication technology experts and international development professionals, with a focus on both:

  • Technology’s impact on donor-sponsored technical assistance delivery, and
  • Private enterprise driven economic development, facilitated by technology.

Our meetings are lively conversations, not boring presentations. Attendance is capped at 35 participants – and frank participation with ideas, opinions, and predictions is actively encouraged.
It’s also a great opportunity to meet others motivated to employ technology to solve vexing development problems. Join us today!

 

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