MOPT To Conduct Training For All CIOs

A view from the CIO meeting

The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, through the office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), is expected to conduct training for all CIOs in Government Ministries, Agencies.

   According to the head of CIOs, Sekou Kromah, the workshop will focus on cyber security education, digital forensics laboratory, information on new information communications technology (ICT) initiatives, project and programs, website and chartroom for CIOs.

   The CIO Council held a meeting yesterday, November 12, 2020, and discussed the upcoming conference on Liberia International Cyber Security and Cloud Conference.

   It can be recalled that the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, in partnership with USAID Digital- Liberia, completed the certification of 46 ICT directors trained to manage the ICT sector of Liberia.

   The ceremony was held at the Monrovia City Hall on Thursday, November 21, 2019, and Minister Cooper W. Kruah Sr. urged the participants of the four-month training to think big and become more creative in achieving their goal.

   Meanwhile, the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, in partnership with other security apparatus, is preparing to launch the Forensic Cybercrime Laboratory.

   In the Forensic Cybercrime Laboratory, the inspection of intrusions of digital material, to include audio and other cybercrime evidence obtained from a crime scene, will be verified.

   The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications and the Ministry of Justice have already identified a building to be used for the forensic cybercrime lab at the Police Academy in Paynesville.

   However, the ministry is calling on the ECOWAS Commission in Liberia, the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA), UNDP and other stakeholders to assist in the renovation of the only expected Forensic Cybercrime Lab, as ECOWAS is expected to bring in more than US$200,000-worth of equipment and help train Liberians who are specialized in cyber security.

   In recent time, a two-man delegation on cyber security from the West African Response on Security and Fight Against Cyber Crime (OCWAR-C) Project left from a short visit as guest to the Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Cllr. Cooper W. Kruah, Sr.

   The ECOWAS delegation, represented by Rabiyatou Bah, Project Coordinator for OCWAR C Project, and Jacques Houngbo, cyber security expert, visited the proposed location for the establishment of the Forensic Laboratory and have agreed on the proposed location at the Police Academy.

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