Accra, July 02, GNA - e-Crime Bureau, a leading cyber security and digital forensics firm, has been adjudged the best cyber security consulting firm in Ghana at the eighth edition of the Ghana Information Technology and Telecoms Awards (GITTA).
A statement issued by e-Crime Bureau and copied to the Ghana News Agency said the only cybersecurity category at this year’s event was keenly contested by other notable organisations in the industry.
It said the well-attended event involving top organisations in Ghana’s ICT sector had Mr George Andah, a Deputy Minister of Communications, delivering the keynote speech as well as presenting award plaques to deserving organisations and individuals.
Mr Andah re-echoed government’s interest to develop a digitised economy by supporting the public and private sector to introduce the best and appropriate products and services to ensure growth across all sectors of the economy.
He urged industry players gathered to support this drive as partners to the government to achieve desirable outcomes.
Receiving the award on behalf of the Board and Staff, Mr Kwame Antwi-Boasiako, Board Member of e-Crime Bureau expressed his delight for the industry recognition which affirmed e-Crime Bureau’s commitment to be a market leader and the preferred provider of cyber security, investigations and allied services and solutions not only in Ghana, but also within the West Africa sub-region.
He further stated that the award would encourage and challenge e-Crime Bureau to raise their level of excellence in their work output as well as exceed the expectations of their clients and stakeholders.
“e-Crime Bureau is a pioneer in the cybersecurity industry and this award is just an affirmation of the work we’ve started and we are continuing to do so. This encourages us to do even more; to set the standards higher for others to try to reach the standards that we have set,” he said.
The statement said it was the resolve of e-Crime Bureau to develop and introduce more innovative approaches in cyber security consulting as well as forensic investigations to address the many cyber security challenges that industry faced in Ghana and the sub-region.
It said over the past year, e-Crime Bureau had taken the lead in assisting companies in identifying the cyber security gaps that existed within the technology and processes that business operated with.
It said this had been very effective through sustained industry collaborations with security/law enforcement, the business community and associations, and educational/capacity building institutions.
It said the prestigious annual GITTA event celebrated individuals and institutions whose work promoted innovation and excellence in Ghana’s ICT sector.
Mr Akin Naphtal, Chief Executive Officer of InstinctWave, organisers of the awards event, said over past seven years, the GITTA awards focused on promoting the most progressive and innovative companies within the ICT ecosystem.
“We are proud to promote success stories, technology advancement and disruption in one of the most dynamic business sectors in Ghana. Not only do we look at businesses, but also individuals who have made a genuine impact on the market from within these companies. The industry is driven by people who deserve to have their contributions recognised,” he said.