On his part, cybersecurity expert, Kenneth Okereafor, said the establishment of a single coordinating unit of all cybersecurity activities in Nigeria such that this body can help in the operationalisation and be held accountable when necessary.

“We are looking at a situation where Nigeria as a country has a framework in place to detect cybersecurity breaches. Beyond that to also respond proactively,” he said.

He said one of the ways to do that is to have a single coordinating unit.

“Though, we may be having an agency regulating IT and Cybersecurity, it is also important to have people we can hold accountable such that these bodies can help in the operationalization around him.

“People are not aware of the various exposures that we have in terms of cybersecurity. And the only way to do that is to have constant training and retraining in cybersecurity,’’ said Mr Okereafor.

Mr Okereafor said knowledge and awareness of cybercrime should be a priority amongst individuals. This is because of the “complexity of the data space that we operate in,” he said.

‘‘Legislation and for supporting cybersecurity can never be too much. We also as a country need to look into legislation to legitimise all the regulations that need to be applied in cybersecurity.

“To that extent, it is necessary for the government to consider having more legal frameworks to backup other areas of cybersecurity,” he said

 

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