ITU to build cyber security centre in Nigeria
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) plans to establish African Regional Cyber Security Centre in Nigeria to address the security challenges in the use of ICT in Africa.
The centre, would provide services that would facilitate multi-stakeholder collaboration on combating cyber threat at regional and national levels, according to the Executive Vice Chairman NCC, Professor Umar Garuba Danbatta.
Danbatta who disclosed this in a paper presented at the second edition of the Nigeria Security Exhibition and Conference in Abuja yesterday, said “There is also on-going collaboration with the office of NSA, ICT regulatory agencies (within and outside Nigeria) and law enforcement agencies on initiatives aimed at confronting the menace of cyber terrorism”.
Represented by the director of news media and information security, Engr Haru Alhassan, the federal government will in 2016 establish a cyber security incidence response team (CSIRT) to tackle cyber terrorism exclusively in the telecommunications sector, a senior government official has said.
Interception regulations to guide all stakeholders on the roles expected of them in the fight against terrorism and insurgency.
He said the CSIRT would facilitate intervention, swift identification of threats and sharing of valuable information and resources to assist in national security.