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Africa Endeavor 2019 Participants visit Ghanaian communications firms
As part of the Africa Endeavor 2019 training program, participants were taken on a field survey to several communication institutions within the greater Accra region, Aug. 21.
Software developer to Ghana’s Computer Emergency Response Team gives a demonstration on how simple, effective and dangerous phishing schemes are to a group of military representatives from various African nations during Africa Endeavor 2019 in Accra, Ghana, Aug. 21, 2019. Africa Endeavor is an annual five-day U.S. Africa Command senior leader communications symposium, and technology exposition. The event focuses on strategic level Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures to encourage communications interoperability and information sharing among our African partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Eric Coffer)
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Photo 1 of 6: Software developer to Ghana’s Computer Emergency Response Team gives a demonstration on how simple, effective and dangerous phishing schemes are to a group of military representatives from various African nations during Africa Endeavor 2019 in Accra, Ghana, Aug. 21, 2019. Africa Endeavor is an annual five-day U.S. Africa Command senior leader communications symposium, and technology exposition. The event focuses on strategic level Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures to encourage communications interoperability and information sharing among our African partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Eric Coffer) Download full-resolution version
A group of military representatives from various African nations listen to a presentation on Ghana’s Computer Emergency Response Team during Africa Endeavor 2019 in Accra, Ghana, Aug. 21, 2019. Africa Endeavor is an annual five-day U.S. Africa Command senior leader communications symposium, and technology exposition. The event focuses on strategic level Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures to encourage communications interoperability and information sharing among our African partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Eric Coffer)
6 photos: Africa Endeavor 2019 Participants visit Ghanaian communications firms
Photo 2 of 6: A group of military representatives from various African nations listen to a presentation on Ghana’s Computer Emergency Response Team during Africa Endeavor 2019 in Accra, Ghana, Aug. 21, 2019. Africa Endeavor is an annual five-day U.S. Africa Command senior leader communications symposium, and technology exposition. The event focuses on strategic level Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures to encourage communications interoperability and information sharing among our African partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Eric Coffer) Download full-resolution version
A group of military representatives from various African nations listen to a presentation on Ghana’s Computer Emergency Response Team during Africa Endeavor 2019 in Accra, Ghana, Aug. 21, 2019. Africa Endeavor is an annual five-day U.S. Africa Command senior leader communications symposium, and technology exposition. The event focuses on strategic level Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures to encourage communications interoperability and information sharing among our African partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Eric Coffer)
6 photos: Africa Endeavor 2019 Participants visit Ghanaian communications firms
Photo 3 of 6: A group of military representatives from various African nations listen to a presentation on Ghana’s Computer Emergency Response Team during Africa Endeavor 2019 in Accra, Ghana, Aug. 21, 2019. Africa Endeavor is an annual five-day U.S. Africa Command senior leader communications symposium, and technology exposition. The event focuses on strategic level Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures to encourage communications interoperability and information sharing among our African partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Eric Coffer) Download full-resolution version
Computer Emergency Response Team Ghana Lead, Audrey Mireku Mnisi, presents on the national cyber security infrastructure of Ghana to a group of participants of Africa Endeavor 2019 in Accra, Ghana, Aug. 21, 2019. Africa Endeavor is an annual five-day U.S. Africa Command senior leader communications symposium, and h technology exposition. The event focuses on strategic level Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures to encourage communications interoperability and information sharing among our African partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Eric Coffer)
6 photos: Africa Endeavor 2019 Participants visit Ghanaian communications firms
Photo 4 of 6: Computer Emergency Response Team Ghana Lead, Audrey Mireku Mnisi, presents on the national cyber security infrastructure of Ghana to a group of participants of Africa Endeavor 2019 in Accra, Ghana, Aug. 21, 2019. Africa Endeavor is an annual five-day U.S. Africa Command senior leader communications symposium, and h technology exposition. The event focuses on strategic level Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures to encourage communications interoperability and information sharing among our African partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Eric Coffer) Download full-resolution version
A group of military representatives from various African nations listen to a presentation on Ghana’s Computer Emergency Response Team during Africa Endeavor 2019 in Accra, Ghana, Aug. 21, 2019. Africa Endeavor is an annual five-day U.S. Africa Command senior leader communications symposium, and technology exposition. The event focuses on strategic level Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures to encourage communications interoperability and information sharing among our African partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Eric Coffer)
6 photos: Africa Endeavor 2019 Participants visit Ghanaian communications firms
Photo 5 of 6: A group of military representatives from various African nations listen to a presentation on Ghana’s Computer Emergency Response Team during Africa Endeavor 2019 in Accra, Ghana, Aug. 21, 2019. Africa Endeavor is an annual five-day U.S. Africa Command senior leader communications symposium, and technology exposition. The event focuses on strategic level Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures to encourage communications interoperability and information sharing among our African partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Eric Coffer) Download full-resolution version
African military representatives listen to a seminar on Ghana’s cyber security initiatives during Africa Endeavor 2019 in Accra, Ghana, Aug. 20, 2019. Africa Endeavor is an annual five-day U.S. Africa Command senior leader communications symposium, and technology exposition. The event focuses on strategic level Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures to encourage communications interoperability and information sharing among our African partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Eric Coffer)
6 photos: Africa Endeavor 2019 Participants visit Ghanaian communications firms
Photo 6 of 6: African military representatives listen to a seminar on Ghana’s cyber security initiatives during Africa Endeavor 2019 in Accra, Ghana, Aug. 20, 2019. Africa Endeavor is an annual five-day U.S. Africa Command senior leader communications symposium, and technology exposition. The event focuses on strategic level Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures to encourage communications interoperability and information sharing among our African partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Eric Coffer) Download full-resolution version
Software developer to Ghana’s Computer Emergency Response Team gives a demonstration on how simple, effective and dangerous phishing schemes are to a group of military representatives from various African nations during Africa Endeavor 2019 in Accra, Ghana, Aug. 21, 2019. Africa Endeavor is an annual five-day U.S. Africa Command senior leader communications symposium, and technology exposition. The event focuses on strategic level Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures to encourage communications interoperability and information sharing among our African partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Eric Coffer)
A group of military representatives from various African nations listen to a presentation on Ghana’s Computer Emergency Response Team during Africa Endeavor 2019 in Accra, Ghana, Aug. 21, 2019. Africa Endeavor is an annual five-day U.S. Africa Command senior leader communications symposium, and technology exposition. The event focuses on strategic level Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures to encourage communications interoperability and information sharing among our African partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Eric Coffer)
A group of military representatives from various African nations listen to a presentation on Ghana’s Computer Emergency Response Team during Africa Endeavor 2019 in Accra, Ghana, Aug. 21, 2019. Africa Endeavor is an annual five-day U.S. Africa Command senior leader communications symposium, and technology exposition. The event focuses on strategic level Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures to encourage communications interoperability and information sharing among our African partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Eric Coffer)
Computer Emergency Response Team Ghana Lead, Audrey Mireku Mnisi, presents on the national cyber security infrastructure of Ghana to a group of participants of Africa Endeavor 2019 in Accra, Ghana, Aug. 21, 2019. Africa Endeavor is an annual five-day U.S. Africa Command senior leader communications symposium, and h technology exposition. The event focuses on strategic level Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures to encourage communications interoperability and information sharing among our African partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Eric Coffer)
A group of military representatives from various African nations listen to a presentation on Ghana’s Computer Emergency Response Team during Africa Endeavor 2019 in Accra, Ghana, Aug. 21, 2019. Africa Endeavor is an annual five-day U.S. Africa Command senior leader communications symposium, and technology exposition. The event focuses on strategic level Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures to encourage communications interoperability and information sharing among our African partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Eric Coffer)
African military representatives listen to a seminar on Ghana’s cyber security initiatives during Africa Endeavor 2019 in Accra, Ghana, Aug. 20, 2019. Africa Endeavor is an annual five-day U.S. Africa Command senior leader communications symposium, and technology exposition. The event focuses on strategic level Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures to encourage communications interoperability and information sharing among our African partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Eric Coffer)

ACCRA, Ghana -- As part of the Africa Endeavor 2019 training program, participants were taken on a field survey to several communication institutions within the greater Accra region, Aug. 21.

The places visited included the Ghana Computer Emergency Response Team, Ghana National Communication Authority, National Communication CERT, Ghana Technical University College, Ghana Armed Forces CERT, and the Kofi Annan Cyber Crime School.

At the Ghana national CERT, the officer responsible, Audrey Mnisi Mireku, gave a brief presentation of the policy direction, technical coordination and arrangement, and the operations of the organization.

According to Minsi Mireku, the organization is responsible for incident response, coordination, capacity building and awareness creation, guidance and advisory, research and development, standardization and enforcement, international cooperation, critical national infrastructure, child online protection and more.

She also elaborated on the positive and negative effects of cybersecurity and cyber enabled threats. Africa Endeavor participants witnessed some practical demonstrations on cyber-attacks, and participated in an exhaustive question and answer session on cybersecurity and threats.

The Director Communications and Information Systems, Brig. Gen. Maxwell Appiah-Kubi in an interview indicated that the exercise was for members to have firsthand information on the field and to demonstrate the progress Ghana’s made with regards to cybersecurity, in order to encourage and strengthen communications interoperability and information sharing among African countries and allied partners.

Appiah-Kubi stated that Ghana’s partnership with the United States has been tremendously beneficial through training and other exchange programs and this has made the already existing ties among the two countries even stronger.

“The field study has enriched the whole Africa Endeavor program,” he said. “It is important that participants see what Ghana, as a host, is doing as far as cybersecurity is concerned. In seeing it, cooperation with AFRICOM and our partners can be strengthened.”

Participants of African Endeavor were drawn from over 45 African countries with partners from the United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, United Nations, African Union, European Union and more.

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