Accra, 22nd January, 2018: Due to the phenomenal response and over-subscription for the maiden edition of the Certificate Programme in Cyber Intelligence and Forensics Course held in December 2017, the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) and e-Crime Bureau organized a week-long second training session for interested participants.
The course, which ended on 27th January 2018, equipped participants with knowledge and hands-on skills, tools and techniques to conduct cyber intelligence and forensics operations. An aspect of the course explored security vulnerabilities of e-payment platforms and security and forensics response to mitigate the risks. The course was designed for security, risk, defence and intelligence and investigations practitioners – both in the public and the private sectors.
The official opening was attended by the Commandant of the Centre, Air Vice Marshal Griffiths Evans, Principal Consultant from the e-Crime Bureau, Mr. Alex Oppong, Acting Director of Training at KAIPTC, Colonel Charles Adu-Brempong, and Training Manager from e-Crime Bureau, Gertrude Kwamin.
Mr. Alex Oppong, in his opening remarks, noted that over the past five years, Ghana has advanced in building information technology infrastructure for key sectors within the economy. These advancements have come with cyber security risks, which businesses and stakeholders must recognize in order to adopt proactive mitigation approaches.
‘E-crime Bureau and KAIPTC remain committed to providing leadership and support to institutions across various industries by providing the requisite skills needed to address the emerging cyber security and forensics challenges facing the country’, he concluded.
AVM Griffiths Evans assured participants of a fruitful and a return on investment training session as the course has assembled seasoned professionals and widely-acclaimed facilitators.
“This training would also be an insightful learning experience for facilitators. I will therefore urge all participants to freely share their knowledge and experiences from their individual organisations with their colleagues and facilitators, in order to enrich the overall learning experience”, he said.