Government launches Security Operations Centre to improve cyber security

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The National Information Technology Agency (NITA), an agency under the Ministry of Communications has launched a Security Operations Centre (SOC).
A Security Operations Centre (SOC) is a command centre of highly skilled and talented ethical hackers and security analysts operating with defined processes and supported by integrated security intelligence technologies.
Speaking at the launch, the Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful said the centre is to improve cyber security in Ghana and protect the Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
According to her, “as we continue to digitize, we need to take our cyber security seriously. It is on this note that the Ministry has established the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to coordinate cybersecurity incidents both in government and with the private sector.”
She further explained some benefits of the centre starting with “improved security incident detection among MDAs to ensure a secured digital space within which MDAs can operate and interact.”
Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful said “the SOC will also offer services including network monitoring aimed at consistently monitoring the network of the MDAs in real time and be instantly apprised of threats as they occur.”
“With advanced analytical and correlation technology to recognise threats, the SOC will aid in the identification of patterns and prioritisation of problems for optimised resource and threat management’, she added.

Source: Mildred Dodoo

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