US, Ghana strengthen ties on cyber security

August 24, 2018 3:00 am8 comments

cybFrom RUSSELL ADADEVOH in Accra, Ghana
ACCRA – GHANA and the United States are facilitating stronger bilateral cooperation on cyber issues.

The cooperation includes building government capacity to address emerging challenges and shared threats.

Senior representatives from both countries have participated in a US Ghana Cyber Study visit, covered key cyber and internet policy topics, such as improving cybersecurity, including the protection of critical infrastructure and combating cybercrime.

The delegation received an official tour of the US National Cybersecurity Communications and Integration Centre, with additional discussions with non-governmental organizations and the private sector emphasising the benefits of public-private partnership on cyber policy.

Robert Strayer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy at the Department of State, led the U S interagency delegation, which also included representatives from the Department of State, Department of Justice, Department of Commerce, Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Reserve, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Minister for Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, led the delegation from the West African country. The delegation from Ghana also included representatives from the National Communications Authority and the Bureau of National Communications.
– CAJ News


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