NITDA: Begins Nationwide Cybersecurity Awareness Campaing To Prevent Cybercrime
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has commenced nationwide cyber-security awareness workshops
The Director General/CEO of NITDA, Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, said the move was also aimed at addressing the rising incidences of money and data loss to cyber criminals.
“The cybercriminals use social engineering, phishing mails, and probably specific to Nigeria, the use of text messages pretending to be sent from banks, requesting for PIN or revalidation of BVN numbers.
“There has been a tremendous increase in the number of incidences where Nigerians have lost money and data through vulnerabilities arising from lack of knowledge on how to manage their online presence and personal details.
“Knowing that everyone that uses ICT devices is vulnerable, these workshops target executives of registered associations and groups (translated into the most predominant language of the zone), with the ultimate aim of reaching their members,” he explained.. NITDA said it had also deployed effective conventional channels
The first phase of the of Workshop was conducted in Katsina, Katsina State for the North West Zone on Thursday 29th March, 2018 and it attracted a lot of Government agencies and also the Military.
The second phase was then concluded on Thursday 19thApril, 2018 at Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, for the South South Zone with participation from all states of the zone.
According to NITDA, it is said to also deployed effective conventional channels and social media in conveying the stay-safe message.