Personnel of Regional and Divisional Delegations of Government Ministries in the North West Region have been imbued with skills that would help them preempt cybercrime and prevent their institutions from falling prey to online attacks. ANTIC’s experts groomed the personnel recently during a three-day seminar in Bamenda under the theme : « State Personnel Vectors of Cybersecurity Best Practices ».
The seminar that ran 22-24 June 2022, provided a platform for the personnel to be groomed on cybersecurity and cybercrime prevention, privacy and data protection, cybersecurity and cybercrime legal framework as well as digital forensics and cybercrime investigations.
The three day event was in keeping with Government’s drive to empower state personnel with digital skills, needed, to effectively harness the transformational potential of ICTs for the benefit of citizens.
In a keynote address at the opening ceremony of the seminar, ANTIC’s North West Regional Head, Ngwang Yufenyuy Landry, on behalf of the Director General, noted that for «government institutions to drive operational efficiency in the delivery of public services, they must embrace digitization and innovative digital solutions tailored to facilitate the discharge of their specific functions.»
He eaqully noted that the seminar sought to strengthen the capacities of all stakeholders in the effective use of ICT tools with emphasis on information security and the protection of online data since digital innovations have the ability to help Cameroon leapfrog many of its developmental challenges and improve public service delivery.
Speaking at the close of the seminar most of the participants were upbeat that skills acquired would enable them to prevent some common cybercrimes such as data breaches, identity theft and phising which have been menacing their digital experience.