Officials of the Cyber Security Authority (CSA) have carried out sensitization programmes in Christian communities in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. The exercises are in line with the Authority’s mandate under Section 60 of the Cyber Security Act 2020 (Act 1038), to carry out awareness creation programmes and to promote public awareness and education on matters relating to cybersecurity.

The team on separate occasions engaged parishioners of St. Sylvanus Catholic Church in Pokuase, officials of the Christian Council of Ghana, Tema, and the Presbyterian Church, Grace Congregation at Tema Community 11.

The events focused on educating participants on the provisions of the Cybersecurity Act, 2020 (Act 1038) and how they affect cybersecurity activities and programmes in the country and the mandate of the Cyber Security Authority in the implementation of the provisions of the Act.

The participants in the various sessions were also taken through Cybersecurity Best Practices where they were advised against sharing personal details online and the usage of public or open WIFIs for sensitive transactions. There was also extensive education on the protection of children online and the fact that the Cybersecurity Act criminalises the publication of indecent photographs of children and other child online abuses. The CSA officials encouraged parents to be interested in what their children do online and guide them with the necessary guidance.