US and Ghana Team Up to Host West African Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Workshop

The workshop takes place on January 29-31 in Accra

On January 29 – 31, Accra, the capital city of Ghana, will host the West African Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Workshop. The workshop is the result of a collaboration between the United States Department of State and the government of Ghana.

Representatives of Anglophone nations from West Africa will discuss issues such as computer forensics, national laws, mobile security, and the development of emergency response teams and national cyber security strategies aimed at promoting Internet freedom.

Besides West African nations, government officials from Kenya, South Africa, Senegal and representatives of various regional organizations will also take part in the workshop.

Such workshops are highly welcome, considering that Africa has to start focusing on cyber security more than ever before.

At the end of last year, experts warned that in 2013, Africa would become a safe harbor for cybercriminals because of the lack of proper legislation.

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