Dr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako is currently the National Cybersecurity Advisor, Republic of Ghana and is responsible for advising the Government of Ghana on its national cybersecurity policy and strategy. Previously, he 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. Prior to founding e-Crime Bureau in Ghana, Dr. Antwi-Boasiako was responsible for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Market of DFLabs, a global cyber security firm based in Milan, Italy. He completed his PhD studies from 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. Dr. Antwi-Boasiako 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 a number of publications covering information technology, cybersecurity, cybercrimes, data protection and digital forensics to his credit. In addition, he has delivered presentations and papers at major local, regional and international conferences and workshops including the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2018 (FIFAfrica 2018) organized in Accra, where he represented the FOC during an Informal Information Session; re:publica Accra 2018, and RightsCon 2019, amongst others. Dr. Antwi-Boasiako has also contributed to the work of the FOC especially in the area of digital rights and the need for a balance between national cybersecurity requirements and the digital right of citizens.