Togo will tighten procedures for selecting cybersecurity firms

Monday, 29 August 2022 15:59
Togo will tighten procedures for selecting cybersecurity firms

(Togo First) - The government of Togo will tighten procedures to select trusted providers of cybersecurity services. This aligns with the country’s ambition to become a leading cybersecurity hub in Africa.

The move was disclosed last Thursday, during the council of ministers. On the occasion, the authorities adopted a draft decree on trusted cybersecurity firms and the approval of evaluation centers.

By tightening the measures, Lomé aims to “efficiently secure data systems of administrations and operators of essential services," and to make Togo “a model in this area.”

This includes the establishment of rules to qualify a "trusted" provider of cybersecurity and security products, and the approval procedure for evaluation centers of providers. 

The news was disclosed a few days after the government signed with UNECA a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up the African Cybersecurity Coordination and Research Center, in Togo.

Togo, it should be recalled, aims to dematerialize 75% of its administrative procedures, by 2025. 

Written by: Ayi Renaud Dossavi 

Translated from French by Schadrac Akinocho

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