Cyberspace, also known as the Internet or the 5th global domain, has transformed Nigerian government functions, citizens’ interactions, and corporate organisations ways of communicating, conducting personal and commercial interactions at great speed and efficiency. It has greatly transformed the way many Nigerians interact with the world at large.
While accolades to the commercial success of the Internet may be made, there is also a challenge in identifying and curbing cyber threat in cyberspace. It is well documented that the Internet is being used as a vehicle to carry out criminal activity within Nigeria’s borders. These activities adversely affect the country economy, individuals and organisations within Nigeria’s physical territorial boundaries from a financial, reputational, security and privacy perspective.
Where external threat actors such as foreign intelligence agencies, hackers and other online criminals, are carrying out the activities they can also threaten the national security posture, which includes the economic, political and social fabric of Nigeria.
The Nigerian government developed two documents – National Cybersecurity Policy and National Cybersecurity Strategy – within the constructs of cybersecurity. They were launched by the former National Security Adviser during Goodluck Jonathan administration.
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These documents are the exact official ones which were later signed by the NSA in office then for the Nigerian government.
Click and download the Policy here
Click and download the Strategy here
Facyber (First Atlantic Cybersecurity Institute) is providing training on these policies and strategies and helping Nigerian companies with training. Please register today for any of the programs.