Academic City holds confab on information security

The Academic City has organised its international conference on Information Security and E-Business in Accra.

The programme was jointly hosted by NIIT Ghana, a leading Information and Communication Technology (ICT) educational institution, and SMU Ghana.

The conference was organised to provide a platform for various stakeholders to discuss e-business and technologies for securing online information.

It was attended by members of the academia and students from both institutions,  and was chaired by the Chairman of the Academic City, Dr Kapil Gupta.

The President of the Ghana Technology University College (GTUC), Prof Osei Darkwa, was the guest for the occasion. Representatives were from various government agencies, including Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Ministry of Youth and Sports, and Ministry of Communications.

Dr Gupta discussed the various categories of e-business and the security methods used to make the transactions secured. 

He explained that while e-business was the way to go for most firms, there were various issues that needed to be taken care of, primary among them being information security.

E-Business systems naturally have greater security risks than traditional business systems, and that makes it important for such systems to be fully protected against those risks for the confidential information to stay secured, Dr Gupta observed.

Papers were presented by experts from various countries in the field of Information Security, e-Banking, e-Library, Cloud Computing, E-Learning etc., highlighting the impact of ICT on business processes and education.

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