NC3 | National Cybersecurity Coordinator

Sierra Leone

Mrs. Mariama Yormah

Mariama S. Yormah is the National Cybersecurity Coordinator, and head of the National Cybersecurity Coordination Centre, NC3 in Sierra Leone, a position created by the country’s 2021 Cybersecurity and Crime Act. Before her appointment, she played a significant role in developing the country’s cybercrime legislation and institutional framework needed to adequately fight cybercrimes and enhance the nation’s cybersecurity maturity level. Also, she served as one of the key resource persons in developing Sierra Leone’s 2021-2025 Cybersecurity Strategy and the review of the 2016 Cybersecurity Policy. As the Cybersecurity and Crime Act is a fairly new legislation, she is currently working on building the capabilities of law enforcement agencies, developing plans or guidelines for the adequate protection of critical information infrastructure, building partnerships and setting the necessary infrastructure such as a digital forensic lab or a computer security incident response team (CSIRT), amongst others, for the adequate fight against cybercrimes.