[TOGO] Government and Asseco Group set up a Computer Emergency Response Team
(Togo First) - A European cybersecurity firm, Asseco Group, and the government of Togo established a Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-TG) whose mission is to protect the Togolese cyberspace. This was announced on 3rd of February by Cina Lawson, minister for the digital economy and digital transformation.
In effect, the purpose of the CERT consists in“identifying, analyzing, and tackling cyberattacks against the Togolese State, citizens, businesses, and its organizations,” an official source reported. The new organization will provide training in cybersecurity, digital investigation, and cryptocurrencies, among others.
“In order to fully enjoy from the digitalization of services and the administration, the Togolese people must trust in the safety of the cyberspace. The CERT-TG is reinforcing this trust by protecting all digital actors and training local experts in cybersecurity. The launch of a CERT meets the best international standards and proves that we have the ability to achieve our ambitions,” said Cina LAWSON.
Operations at the CERT will be led by Cyber Defence Africa (CDA), a joint venture created by Asseco and the State, under the patronage of the National Agency for Cybersecurity.