Profile Of Dr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako
Dr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako is currently the National Cybersecurity Advisor, Republic of Ghana and is responsible for advising the Government of Ghana on Ghana’s national cybersecurity policy and strategy through the Ministry of Communications which has oversight responsibility over Ghana’s cybersecurity.
Albert has previously served as a Cyber Security Expert with the Interpol Global Cybercrime Expert Group (IGCEG) and is an expert with the Council of Europe’s Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project. Dr Antwi-Boasiako founded e-Crime Bureau, the first and award-winning cybersecurity and digital forensics firm to be established and operate in West Africa in 2011. Albert completed his Ph.D. studies at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, introducing the Harmonized Model for Digital Evidence Admissibility Assessment (HM-DEAA) as a ground-breaking contribution to digital forensics standardisation.
Albert graduated from the University of Trento in Italy for his undergraduate programme and the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom for his postgraduate programme, receiving cum laude and distinction respectively.
Dr. Antwi-Boasiako has previously conducted cybersecurity-related consulting and research for a number of international and local organizations including the United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC), United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD), European Commission, Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative (CCI) of the Commonwealth Secretariat, Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG)/Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) among others. Albert has contributed to the development of cybercrime and digital forensics programme for the UNODC under the Education for Justice (E4J) Programme.
Dr Antwi-Boasiako is an Adjunct Lecturer (Courses – Cybercrime, Digital Forensics, Intellectual Property) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC). He is also a Faculty Member at the Ghana Police Command and Staff College (GPCSC), in Ghana.
Dr. Antwi-Boasiako currently serves as the Government of Ghana’s representative on the Independent Advisory Committee (IAC) of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). He also serves as a Member of the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) Bureau and the Government of Ghana’s representative to ECOWAS’ Regional Technical Committee (RTC).
Albert has a number of publications covering information technology, cybersecurity, cybercrimes, data protection and digital forensics to his credit. In addition, Albert has delivered presentations and papers at major local, regional and international conferences and workshops.