Ghana Chamber of Commerce to hold smartphone security workshop

The Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and cyber security firm e-crime Bureau will conduct the first corporate executives’ smartphone security workshop, aimed at boosting executives’ private and business information security.

The one-day workshop dubbed “Smartphone Security Workshop for Corporate Executives” is scheduled for February 19 and will educate corporate executives against various security threats used by criminals to steal private and information on the smartphones of corporate executives.

The workshop will use hands-on demonstration with various smartphone devices to introduce corporate executives to potential internal and external threats and best practices to protect private information.

It will also provide participants with cyber security software to protect private information on their smartphones.

Announcing the workshop Albert Antwi-Boasiako, the principal consultant of e-Crime Bureau said that smartphones have become important business assets for corporate executives in view of the information stored on them for corporate and personal uses.

“The training therefore presents a platform for business executives to safeguard themselves against various threats as criminals continue to upgrade their techniques,” he said.

The workshop will involve Boards of Directors, Chief Executive Officers, Managing Directors and Heads of Departments from both the public and private sector.

The training to be provided will cover data leakages, surveillance, spyware and device tracking, malware attacks, corporate insider attacks, smartphone phishing attacks and smartphone disposal.

This is in light of recent reports that fraudsters, business competitors and corporate insiders are targeting the confidential business information of executives through their smartphones.

Mrs. Grace Akosua Dzeble, the Executive Secretary of the Accra Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said their partnership with e-crime bureau was very timely and is “a step in the right direction.”

“Corporate Ghana needs innovative programmes such as this to stay ahead of criminals as they concentrate on developing their respective organizations,” she said.

E-Crime Bureau is the first cyber security and digital forensics firm in West Africa and offers services such as digital forensics, information security services, counterfeit document detection etc. GNA

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