Through the National Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy, NCPS, Nigeria has renewed its plans to safeguard the digital economy from cybercrimes, while building more trust among strategic stakeholders in the country.
Prof. Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, made this known at the 2021 annual Cybersecurity Conference, on Wednesday, in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the conference was organised in conjunction with the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA), for strategic stakeholders in cybersecurity.
According to Danbatta, trust and confidentiality will promote a healthy digital environment, as enshrined in global best practices to guarantee the privacy and integrity of digital data.
Danbatta also said that a strong cybersecurity would reduce the surface of vulnerabilities in the digital economy that could be exploited.
“NCC is in the forefront of ensuring a sound cybersecurity culture that is built on people, process and technology.
“The launching of NCC’s sectoral CERT is a testament of our resolve to promote a healthy digital environment.
Brig.-Gen. Samad Akesode, Director of communications at ONSA, who spoke on strengthening the country’s security, told the participants that the office was building stronger collaboration with major actors in the security sector to guide the digital economy in Nigeria and beyond.