Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – Following a compelling workshop held on cybercrime, Ibrahim Sannoh, the Deputy Minister of Communications Technology and Innovation, in an interview with Awoko passionately emphasized the pivotal role of policymakers and the crucial need for promoting awareness surrounding the Convention on Cybercrime.
The workshop, which delved into the intricate aspects of policymaking, underscored Sierra Leone’s steadfast commitment to the Budapest Convention as a cornerstone in the global campaign against cyber threats.
Acknowledging the significance of legislative frameworks, Sannoh went beyond the basics, stressing the importance of open dialogue and collaboration in identifying gaps, formulating effective policies, and strengthening the nation’s ability to respond to cyber incidents.
“Through open dialogue and collaboration, we can identify gaps, formulate effective policies, and bolster our ability to respond to cyber incidents. Public awareness stands as a potent tool in our collective effort against cybercrime,” expressed the Deputy Minister.
Moreover, he highlighted that the Budapest Convention transcends being a mere legal framework; it symbolizes a shared dedication to securing Sierra Leone’s digital future. His statements echoed the importance of public awareness as a formidable tool in countering cyber threats, ensuring a resilient digital landscape for Sierra Leone’s future.
“Sierra Leone’s proactive stance not only reflects a commitment to cybersecurity but also signals a forward-looking approach to creating a secure and thriving digital environment for its citizens,” he added. PSN/20/11/2023