Cyber Security Analyst at E-Crime Bureau, Eric Kwaku Mensah has advised educational institutions that plan on rolling out e-learning programs to undertake cyber assessment before proceeding with such action.
He says that the assessment with help in forestalling any future cyber security attack on the institution.
Speaking on Campus Exclusive on Wednesday, Eric Mensah explained that the lockdown period in the country presents a good opportunity for cyber criminals to tamper with systems, hence the need to implement cyber security protocols before rolling out any e-learning program.
“We should know that even as we are all on lockdown, the cyber criminals are also on lockdown so they have enough time on their hands to try and hack into systems. I would like to tell every institution trying to roll out e-learning systems and e-communication systems that they should make sure they contact the right people to do cyber assessment quickly before they roll them out,” he advised
Eric Mensah also added that the ability to undertake such security protocols requires resources, and therefore advised that institutions that have adequate resources should channel them into beefing up cyber security in order to prevent criminals from infiltrating their portals.
“Some of these interventions lie within the remits of those implementing if there is enough resource to be able to get such security protocols. There are different levels of security and if you have the resource to be able to do that why not? It will be the best so that criminals can’t use public systems or infiltrate your portals,” he said.
Following the recording of some cases of the novel coronavirus in Ghana, President Akufo-Addo directed the closure of all schools in order to prevent the spread of the virus.
Subsequently, the Education Ministry advised to educational institutions to adopt to virtual learning, in order to keep students engaged.
Story by: Ebo Daniel | universnewsroom.com