The Cyber Security Authority (CSA) met with the Criminal Justice Sector on the 15th of October at Alisa Hotel Accra and spoke about how Cybersecurity Act 2020, Act 1038 can be implemented.
In Attendance were the Acting Director-General of the Cyber Security Authority (CSA), Director of Public Prosecutions, Yvonne Atakora-Obuobisa, Justices of the superior court, Justice Afia Asare-Botwe amongst other key participants were there to support the Cybersecurity Act.
The Director-General of the Cyber Security Authority, Dr Albert Antwi-Boasiako in his speech with the officials stated that the Criminal Justice Sector will be in a potential state to fight against any cyber-attacks and also to have knowledge on how best Cyber Security policies can be implemented in judicial systems and organisations. He also states that all the critical information and data will be protected to avoid any breach.
In a post sighted by TheGhanaTech.com, the Cybersecurity Act 2020 and Act 1038 will help in the protection of many organisations and businesses. Cyber attacks are multiplying in number and multiplying in terms of the cost of damage created. These are cyber-attacks can prove to be extremely expensive for any organisation to endure if proper security measures are not taken.
“The importance of having prosecutors, investigators and other intelligence officials involved in the implementation of the Cyber Security Act 1038 will help fight against cyber-attacks in the country” Yvonne Atakora-Obuobisa stated. She also said that any online cyber-attack offences can be prosecuted since the cybersecurity Act 2020 has been implemented.
“To emphasise the need to understand that electronic evidence is an intrinsic part of the prosecution and the need for parents to be more vigilant and protective of interactions of their children online” Justice Afia Asare-Botwe stated.
Major topics treated were substantive provisions including Online Protection (COP), Procedural Provisions, evidential issues and relevant case law.