IBRAHIM ABDULAI SAWANEH
DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS - IAMTECH
AUTHOR: IBRAHIM ABDULAI SAWANEH, DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AT THE INSTITUTION OF ADVANCED MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY - IAMTECH
19th December, 2018
There are numerous benefits one can get from using technological innovations ranging from comfort to minimal cost in telecommunications, health, aviation, commerce, energy, agriculture, intelligence, education via Internet and Internet of things (IoT). However, criminals have over the past decade accelerated sophisticated techniques to steal billions of sensitive data from private individuals, government and corporations costing billions of US dollars globally. Therefore, the research provides awareness as to how these Cyber crimes can be mitigated especially within the scope of Sierra Leone. It largely focuses on the establishment of the Cyber crime Unit at the Central Intelligence Department (CID), and the Office of National Security (ONS). Both units were created by an act of Parliament to secure and protect citizen’s personal data against imminent cyber criminals within the confirmed of Sierra Leone. These agencies are able to solve some of the crimes, but yet still there exist unsolved problems. This is because of the lack of many indigenous cyber security experts in the country. Also, the study indicates that the laws governing cyber crimes are too weak to tackle all the numerous issues relating to internet crime.
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