The PoC is a platform that will facilitate the reporting of cybercrime and cybersecurity incidents in the country.
On Tuesday, 2nd October, 2019, the PoC platform was launched by the Minister of Communication, Mrs. Ursula Owusu Ekuful in Accra. The multi-platform is to provide multiple channels through which incidents could be reported to the National Cyber Security Centre by e-mail, corporate and government sectors or by filing through online platforms such as WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook.
The use of the PoC cuts across all demographics, which include government, the private sector, the public and children. A voice call PoC is also available for children, businesses, government and individuals who are less technology savvy, and citizens who do not possess smart phones or have access to the Internet to report on incidents. An SMS option is also available. In addition, voice calls and SMS are all toll-free.
A mobile app is also available for people who are technology enthusiasts to report on cybercrime incidents.
PoC platform would serve as repository of cybersecurity and safety advisory to users, allowing persons to access cybersecurity safety tips on a regular basis.
The initiative would also improve the collection of statistics on cybercrime and cybersecurity incidents.
Source: Daily Graphic