Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice-Chairman and CEO of NCC, Making His Presentation on the Occasion Photo: NCC/Facebook

Cybersecurity: Nigeria commissions Centre for Computer Security Incident Response

*The Federal Government discloses the newly-inaugurated Security Incident Response Centre is aimed at securing the country’s digital ecosystem and responding to computer security incidents

Gbenga Kayode | ConsumerConnect

In a strategic move to secure the Nigerian digital space and respond to emerging computer security incidents in the economy, the Federal Government has commissioned the Centre for Computer Security Incident Response, in Abuja, FCT.

ConsumerConnect reports Prof. Isa Ali Pantami, FNCS, FBCS FIIM, Honourable Minister for Communications and Digital Economy, who performed the official commissioning alongside other dignitaries, disclosed that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) deployed the critical national information infrastructure through the NCC Computer Security Incidence Response Team (CSIRT).

Prof. Isa Ali Pantami, Honourable Minister for Communications and Digital Economy (4th from right), Prof. Danbatta, Executive Vice-Chairman and CEO of NCC, and other dignitaries at the event in Abuja, FCT

The Federal Government also stated that the new Security Incident Response Centre is aimed at securing the country’s digital ecosystem and responding to computer security incidents.

Prof. Pantami said the establishment of the Centre by the telecoms regulatory Commission in the country is in line with the Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) for a Digital Nigeria.

Gracing the commissioning of the Centre for Computer Security Incident Response in Abuja are Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NCC; Malam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, CCIE, Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA); CEO of Galaxy Backbone Limited, and Heads of other agencies under the Ministry.

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