A new collaboration between leading African security organisations is advancing cybersecurity skills and technology standards to offer greater protection from emerging digital threats.

cybersecurity in Africa

The partnership, between cybersecurity and data intelligence firm, Resecurity, and SINA (Safety and Intelligence Network Africa) will, it is hoped, accelerate cybersecurity knowledge and skills transfer through training, awareness and innovative tech solutions.

Based in the Ghanaian capital of Accra, SINA is a leading organisation providing training and security and risk management professionals, military and law enforcement officers.

In the past year, Ghana’s digital economy has accelerated rapidly with the country investing in international partnerships, technical security training and cybersecurity crisis response.

SINA’s mission is to help Africa prepare for this transformation by advancing students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities through the creation and dissemination of safety, security and intelligence training enabled by professional staff and instructors, innovative learning programs, and modern facilities.

Resecurity and SINA’s partnership aims to increase awareness about emerging security threats and challenges, accelerate professional development of security professionals and foster knowledge transfer to facilitate stability and security in Africa.

Alexander Frimpong, CEO of SINA, said:

“Providing public and private organizations the tools they need to secure their cyber ecosystems is essential to not only support our country’s digitalization but protect our data.

“By partnering with Resecurity, we will help organizations mitigate these risks through dynamic cybersecurity SaaS solutions and training. SINA is excited to work closely with Resecurity to help our students build their security skills and become cyber resilient,” Frimpong added.

Resecurity’s cyber threat intelligence solutions provide proactive alerts and comprehensive visibility of digital risks targeting an organisation’s ecosystem. The platform allows administrators to reduce potential blind spots and security gaps by quickly seeing in-depth analysis and specific artefacts obtained through the dark web, botnets activity, network intelligence and high-quality threat intelligence data.

Underlining the broader implications of the collaboration, Gene Yoo, CEO of Resecurity, said:

“We are proud to partner with a leading organisation like SINA to provide best-in-class cyber intelligence solutions and knowledge sharing. This is an exciting time due to the rapid growth of Africa’s digital economy, and also a crucial time for security professionals as they prepare for the imminent cyber threats that will come with this growth.

Together, we can ensure Ghana’s organizations and professionals have the tools, data and skills they need to combat cyber threats,” Yoo added.