All is set for MTN Ghana to climax its cybersecurity awareness month with a conversation that promises to give journalists and the general public deep insights from IT and cybersecurity expert, Carl Amanor Sackey.
The conversation, slated for Friday October 29, 2021 at 10am on Microsoft Teams, forms part MTN’s Bright Media Series, and would be moderated by Citi FM and Citi TV’s business editor, Vivian Kai Lokko.
It would focus on how individuals and businesses can remain safe within the cyber environment in this era where digitization.
Throughout the cybersecurity month, MTN has been on a vigorous awareness campaign that saw the telecoms market leader rollout several educational materials giving very vital tips on how individuals and business can protect their homes, offices, devices and online accounts from being compromised by hackers and fraudsters.
A statement from MTN said the Bright Media Series conversation with Carl Sackey would afford MTN customers, individuals and businesses the opportunity to gain vital insights on how to master and protect their cyberspace.
It noted that Carl Sackey, who is the Deputy General Manager at Ghana Community Network Service Limited (GCNet) is an “IT Guru” with over 25 years experience, and has a lot to share on how to master one’s cyberspace.
Carl’s rich IT experience is both at the technical and managerial levels. At GCNet, he has the role to promote services and develop new concepts, products, architectures and rollouts of these e-solutions for, not just GCNet, but also the Ghana Revenue Authority, Bank of Ghana and other stakeholders.
He is an integral member of the strategy team for GCNet in delivering on its core mandate of trade facilitation, revenue mobilization and business process reengineering, and has worked on large scale countrywide projects for government.
As part of his role, Carl works with the government at all levels on strategic initiatives to be implemented in IT, IT security, trade facilitation and business transformation among other things.
Before working for GCNet, Carl was the IT Manager for SGS SA, which took him across Africa working on the company’s systems in their affiliate organizations.
Carl has consulted for many Ghana Club 100 companies in IT governance, information security, IT audit, performance management, business continuity planning, and disaster recovery.
He was a member of the committee that developed some of the IT governance documents for the Ministry of Communications and is currently a member of the National Cyber Security Technical Working Group (Private Sector).
Carl has served as a member of the Ghana Government Enterprise Architecture and eGovernment Interoperability Framework Working Committees.
Carl is a Computer Science Graduate of the University of Science and Technology, now KNUST and holds an MBA from the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).
He is also a CGEIT, CISM, CRISC, CISA, CDPSE, ISO 27000 Lead Auditor/ Lead Implementer and an ISACA/APMG Accredited Trainer in CISA, CISM, CRISC and CGEIT.
Carl lectures in IT Security, Audit, Risk, Cyber Security and Governance in many institutions. He is an Oracle DBA and a UNIX Systems Administrator as well as a Microsoft Certified Professional.
He served two terms as President of ISACA Accra Chapter, the global professional body for IT Auditors, Risk, Governance and Information Security Professionals. As part of his role as President of ISACA, he worked with various teams across the country on Cyber Security, IT
Governance and Risk Issues and on Ghana’s Digitalization Agenda.
Carl is passionate about the Governance of Enterprise IT, Cyber Security and value for money investments in technology