December 4, 2015 IBOMLLC Team

ONSA and Microsoft partner to curb the runaway Cybercrime in Nigeria

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Nigeria is increasingly becoming connected as more people adopt smartphones and computers, in addition to getting online. Although the history of Internet usage in the country if fairly young compared to Western Industrialized countries, the level of cybercrime activity is a concern. This is because most people getting online are not aware of the dangers that lurk in not taking security measures with their smartphones and computers.

Microsoft Nigeria has partnered with the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) among other cyber security stakeholders to organize Nigeria’s first National Cybersecurity Capacity Building Workshop.

The theme of the workshop is ‘Balancing Cybersecurity Risks, Innovation, and National Security.’ Records show that in the period between 2000 and 2013, there were over N159 billion lost through Internet scams and identity theft. About 2,175 websites reported having been defaced within the same period.

Cybersecurity stakeholders are of the view that the workshop could not have come at a better time. Arguing more needs to be done to educate the general public and create awareness of the dangers that comes with smartphones, laptops, and Internet usage. The law …read more

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