On the 13th February 2020, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) FNCS, FBCS, FIIM delivered the keynote address at the Annual Cyber Security Conference hosted by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. The theme of the conference was “Strengthening the Security and Resilience of the Nation’s Communications Infrastructure’. The Minister had explained that the Federal Government of Nigeria was keen on securing the national telecommunications infrastructure through necessary technical, legal and policy initiatives and that the NCC conference aligned with the digital economy agenda of the Federal Government.

Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) NCC, said the maiden annual cybersecurity summit was in recognition of and spoke to the importance and centrality of collaborative efforts in the advancement of cybersecurity measures to provide precautions and protection of critical communications Infrastructure.

The EVC said in addressing cybercrimes and boosting cybersecurity, technical measures and appropriate legal instruments must be put in place to enhance the resilience and integrity of ICT infrastructure and also to safeguard our activities in cyberspace.

The audience was informed that the Commission will soon commence a multi-stakeholder process for the development of an Industry Wide Obligation of Minimum Cyber Security Provisions which will apply to all operators.

To read more, kindly visit the website https://www.ncc.gov.ng/media-centre/news-headlines/783-pantami-reiterates-fg-s-commitment-to-strengthening-cybersecurity

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