The National Security Adviser, NSA, Retired major-general Babagana Monguno has directed the cybercrime Advisory Council to embark on additional Cyber Security Sensitization against Destructive and threatening cyber attacks for government Agencies and relevant stakeholders across the country.
General Monguno gave the directive during the Ninth (9) meeting of the cybercrime Advisory Council and Launching of Cyber security Toolkits for MSME’s in Abuja.
The NSA equally charged relevant Agencies on Cyber Security resistance and preparedness.
A statement by the Head, Strategic Communication Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, Mallam Zakari Usman said the Cyber Crime Advisory Council Meeting was aimed at updating members on the activities and events since the 8th session of the meeting of the Council in compliance with the National Cyber Security Policy and Strategy, (NCPS) 20221 and the provisions of the Cybercrimes prohibition, prevention Act 2015.
The statement further noted that the Council during the meeting was briefed on the successful completion of seven sector-based sensitization workshops held by the office of the National Security Adviser, between September to December 2021, and informed stakeholders of two additional sector-based sensitization workshops on the implementation of the National Cyber security policy and strategy for critical organizations scheduled between May to June 2022.
According to the statement, the Council was further informed on the lunching of Cyber Security Toolkits for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, MSME’S by ONSA in collaboration with the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and development office FCDO, aimed at protecting MSME’s from Cyber threats.
On the protection of plan for critical national Information Infrastructure, Council was fully intimated on the measures to protect Telecommunications assets and ongoing efforts to sensitize State Governments on emerging threats.
The National Security Adviser, NSA, emphasized the need for effective collaboration, capacity building, and information sharing to ensure a safe and resilient cyber eco-system for the country.
Reporting by Emmanuel Ejim, editing by Daniel Adejo.