Nigerian Federal Government Moves To Secure Cyber Space

The Nigerian Federal Government (FG) has began the move to secure the nations cyberspace against cyber threats.

The CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Danbatta, in a Town Hall Meeting organized by the commission, held in Ile-Ife, Osun State, said the move was necessary going by the increase number of cyberthreats.

Danbatta said liberalization of the telecoms industry had noticed the increase in the use of the internet and hence, this leads the Commission to initiate a process to establish Internet service providers in the country.

Alhaji Ismail Adedigba, the Deputy Director, commissioner Affairs Bureau, representing the NCC boss, says the internet Code was a regulatory intervention that would help secure the country’s cyberspace against imminent threats from cyber-attackers.

Adding that,

“NCC will continue to educate you on various ongoing consumer-centered initiatives and programs being carried to by the commission. The service providers will then educate you in what they expect your roles should be in reducing effects of cybercrime”.

Also, Mr Jide Azeez, warned Internet service consumers against disclosure of their private information via social media.

Previously cyber security experts have expressed worries over the implementation of none impactful cyber security solutions to organizations in Nigeria.

Engr. Ike Nnnamani, Demadiur Systems, publishers of Nigeria Cyber security hinted Nigerias none impactful implementation of online security training and solutions.

He stated;

“From what we saw in our last years report, volume of cyber crime is still in the increase in spite of awareness. More so, we witnessed cyber security solutions vendors selling solutions that are not impactful to fortifying organizations cyber defenses, results in the problems remaining”.

Addressing the challenge, Makatiani, Managing Director (MD) of Serianu, urges organizations to abandon the Copy-paste mentality and proactively analyze their unique challenges and design acquire solutions the fix their unique needs.

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