UW security personnel receive training on cyber fraud combat


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By
Sambiru Duut Elijah, GNA

Wa, Oct 22, GNA –
Security personnel, including; the Ghana Police Service in Upper West have
received training on cyber security as part of measures rolled out to empower
them to combat cyber fraud in the country.

The nationwide
programme organised under the auspices of Cyber Security Unit under Ministry of
Communications is aimed at sensitising and equipping the pe

By
Sambiru Duut Elijah, GNA

Wa, Oct 22, GNA –
Security personnel, including; the Ghana Police Service in Upper West have
received training on cyber security as part of measures rolled out to empower
them to combat cyber fraud in the country.

The nationwide
programme organised under the auspices of Cyber Security Unit under Ministry of
Communications is aimed at sensitising and equipping the personnel to fight
against growing cyber fraud.

Participants were
taken through a presentation on techniques of retrieving vital information
stored on digital devices, tracing the identity of people on internet and
social media and how to handle electronic data for investigations and
prosecutions. 

Chief Superintendent
Dr Herbert Gusfar Yankson, the Director of Cybercrime Unit under the Criminal
Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, said the programme
was meant to equip officials on how to gather, protect and handle evidences of
suspected criminals electronically.

The police and other
security agencies were tasked with the core mandate of investigating and
prosecuting offenders of cyber fraud, but on gathering and handling evidence
electronically, it was observed special skills were required.

Dr Yankson said the
training was therefore informed by that observation to facilitate
investigations and prosecutions of perpetrators and the police administration
was in a process of incorporating the new programme into its curricular – the
Detective Training, Command And Staff College.

The participants
learnt about how to retrieve information on digital devices, in the internet,
and also, how to locate directions and distance of people communicating through
mobile phones.

Though the programme
appeared new to participants, Dr Yankson said he was impressed on the feedback
which pointed to the fact that they were making progress.

The programme also
featured representatives from Ghana Immigration Service, Custom Officials et
cetera as well as Municipal and District Assemblies.

GNA


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