The Directorate of Information Technology (DIT) educates personnel of Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) on online safety measures
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The Directorate of Information Technology (DIT) has educated personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) on online safety measures as part of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) held at Burma Hall on Monday 30 October, 2023.

During the lecture, the Deputy Director (System and Programs), Directorate of Information Technology, Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Samuel Obuadey, indicated that Cyber Security involves a body of technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs and electronic data from attack, damage or unauthorized access.

He stressed on the need for personnel to secure their mobile and other information devices with strong passwords as well as activate multi-factor authentication which involves a multi-step account login process that requires users to enter more information than just passwords.

Col Obuadey urged troops to be weary of phishing attacks; a fraudulent practice of sending emails or other messages purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information such as passwords and credit card numbers. 

He further cautioned personnel against the use of free public Wi-Fi since they could be used as baits to hack into devises for sensitive information a development he describes as a threat to National Security.

As part of the measures, he advised personnel to be abreast with knowledge on Cyber Security, visit their social media platforms regularly and adjust settings in order to prevent their private information against internal and external cyber-attacks.