CyberGhana, a Cybersecurity company, has commenced a 3-day general awareness training on cybersecurity for staff of Takoradi Technical University, TTU, with a caution to staff to stay alert with the emerging threats of internet malicious activities to minimize their vulnerabilities.
The three-day workshop ongoing at the TTU Cybersecurity Centre and expected to end on Friday 18th June, 2021 is to help combat the surge in cyber criminals exploiting the ignorance and negligence of internet users through malicious apps, phishing messages and malware.
An Official of CyberGhana, David Davor, told participants that most cyber criminals package their messages with urgency thereby tempting people to fall for their malicious acts.
"One of the concept is, they create an urgency in whatever they try to put across. Meaning, you will have to act on it as soon as possible. Hence, if you receive any of such messages with a sense of urgency, know that it can be a phishing alert”, he said.
He also urged participants to change their passwords regularly, avoid usage of shared date on social media and rather go for strong passcodes since passwords can be a combination of digits making it easier to be guessed.
Mr. Davor, further charged the TTU workers to handle students' data with assiduity just as they are required by Ghana's Data Protection Law to handle customers' data.
Participants were taken through issues on millennial woman and sex in the cyber age, mobile money fraud, Data theft, Data security and Fake jobs.