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CAPE COAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY INAUGURATES CYBER SECURITY UNIT AND FORENSIC LABORATORY
Published on 2020-11-12

CAPE COAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (CCTU) INAUGURATES CYBER SECURITY UNIT AND FORENSIC LABORATORY

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The Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU) has inaugurated a Cyber Security Unit and a Forensic Laboratory to facilitate the training of cyber security professionals for the country's development. It is also expected to provide cyber space services and training for organisations and their personnel to enable them understand and protect their cyber space operations. The centre according to the Management of CCTU will offer certificate courses in cyber security to students and the wider community within its professional capacity.

The project, which is under the National Initiative for Cyber Security Engineering Science and Technology and Education Programme (NICESTEP) is an initiative of Cyber Ghana in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Llyods Register Foundation all in the United Kingdom.

Speaking at the inauguration of the facilities, the Vice-Chancellor of the Technical University, Rt. Rev. Ing. Prof. Joshua Danso Owusu-Sekyere, noted that the project is going to assist the university to lead the digital agenda of Ghana.

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Prof. Owusu-Sekyere explained that the world presently needed the knowledge in the cyber space activities to counter the inconveniences that came with the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Today's world pushes us to have cyber security measures in place and ought to have the skills in forensic investigations when there is any issue of cyber security”, he added.

Prof. Owusu-Sekyere further noted that the world is on the part of going digital in education, banking and other significant sectors and therefore necessary to explore the intrinsic of cyber security, put in place cyber security measures and also understand the digital forensic space to be able to check the breaches that came with it.

On his part, the Assistant Project Manager of CyberGhana, Mr. David Davor indicated that the project focuses on equipping Ghanaians with employable skills in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and among other critical areas in Information Communication and Technology. He disclosed that similar projects would be commissioned at the Bolgatanga and Koforidua Technical Universities very soon.

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