The Chief Executive Officer of Intellas, Professor Godfried Williams has warned against the excessive posting of personal data on social media.
He explained that the lack of protection of personal data leaves internet users vulnerable to cyber threats and bullying.
He added that downloads of files especially from unknown sources are another way uninformed internet users’ accounts are hacked and taken over by cyber bullies.
Professor Williams, a cyber security expert and artificial intelligence expert spoke at a forum organised for children and young adults in Koforidua on Wednesday (October 5, 2022) on cyber security.
It was part of an activity to commemorate the International Day of the Girl Child celebration in collaboration with Plan Ghana.
The forum which was attended by over 100 young adults was on cyber security, attacks, vulnerabilities, and opportunities available in ICT and cyberspace.
Prof Williams urged young adults to be very circumspect about what they post on social media and limit what they post as well.