The Commandant of the National Defence College, Rear Admiral Oladele Bamidele Daji, says the military is beefing up digital security to stem the tide of insecurity in the country’s digital space.
He said this in Abuja Thursday at the 2021 Annual Space Dialogue and National Media Conference on Space Science and Innovation.
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“In this context, increasing digital security and privacy will be critical in Africa, especially Nigeria. Remote work during COVID-19 made systems (continent-wide) more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Online scams and phishing emails have proliferated, and cybercriminals have launched ransomware attacks against banks and critical infrastructure’’, he said.
But he said such risks increased incentives to accelerate the implementation of cyber security practices across organisations and encourage investments in related technology development.
Earlier, Director-General, National Space Research and Development Agency, Halilu Ahmad Shaba, said the space agency was committed to deploying capabilities in space science and technology for Nigeria’s development.