Morocco Elected Vice President of Network of African Cybersecurity Authorities
Morocco was the member state elected as the Vice President of the Network of African Cybersecurity Authorities (NACSA) in Accra, Ghana on Tuesday, with the host nation holding the presidency, announced Ghana News Agency (GNA) yesterday.
The network’s goal is to improve cybersecurity across the continent by expanding the number of African cybersecurity authorities from 17 to include officials from all African countries.
The election occurred during the Executive Training on Cybersecurity and the official launch of the NACSA network by Smart Africa in Accra, according to GNA.
The training is designed to equip high-level executives from African regulatory authorities with the necessary skills to address cybersecurity issues which currently hinder the continent’s ability to fully benefit from a digital economy.
The program aims to provide regulators with the prerequisite skills to develop and implement cybersecurity laws, standards, and regulations at both the international and regional levels.
Brigadier General El Mostafa Rabii led the Moroccan delegation, and Moroccan ambassador to Ghana Imane Ouaadil–along with other cybersecurity experts–attended the meeting in Accra.
NACSA’s platform is focused on promoting collaboration between cybersecurity agencies, supporting existing initiatives for a secure cyberspace in Africa, and strategically positioning the continent on the global cybersecurity stage through a coordinated, strong, credible, and collective approach.