NITA partners 2 institutions to enhance cybersecurity

THE National Information Technology Agency (NITA) has partnered two other institutions to strengthen Ghana's digital infrastructure.

They are Smart Infraco Limited and global cybersecurity leader Trend Micro.

The partnership aims to empower government organizations with robust cybersecurity solutions, and ensuring a secure and resilient digital ecosystem that can withstand potential cybersecurity threats.

The three institutions have thus, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to consummate the partnership.

The Director-General of NITA, Dr Richard Okie-Fosu, signed on behalf of the agency, while the MMEA Volume Business Manager for Trend Micro, Mazen Al-Adhami, and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Smart Infraco, Harkirit Singh, initialled for their respective companies.

Mr Okyere-Fosu who expressed satisfaction with the partnership said Ghana’s digitalization has now reached a stage where the whole economy was underpinned by digital infrastructure and applications.

The risk these systems and applications pose to our economy and daily lifestyle is ever growing and we as a nation needs to take deliberate steps to properly profile the risk element and have a comprehensive mitigation measure that is forward-looking as part of our national business continuity plan.

One such risk factor that is not only peculiar to Ghana, but a global menace is cyber threats. Cyber threats come in various forms, one of which is the spread of virus which mostly cripple government systems and services,” he said.

Source: Elizabeth Nyaadu Adu (Graphic Business)