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Published On: Mon, May 26th, 2014

Cyber security: Stakeholders set to brainstorm in Lagos June 18

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By Tobias Lengnan Dapam

Worried by the nature of cyber security in Nigeria, critical stakeholders would gather at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on June 18 and 19, to harness their input into the policy framework on cyber security.

This was contained in a statement issued yesterday by the Special Assistant, Media and Publicity in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), Adekunle Karounwi.

It said stakeholders expected at the forum are captains of industry & corporate decision-makers, civil society organisations, press and media industry, academia, law makers, lawyers and state governments.

Others include: Federal Ministry of Communication Technology, Federal Ministry of Information, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Nigeria Communication Satellite (NigComsat), Galaxy Backbone, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), National Space Research & Development Agency, Nigeria Police headquarters, Federal Ministry of Justice, Federal Ministry of Trade & Investment, Defence Headquarters, Federal Ministry of Education, National Orientation Agency, Economic & Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Nigeria Intelligence Agency (NIA), State Security Service (SSS) and Ministry of Youth Development.

Meanwhile, the statement said, during the conference, participants will also build a national consensus on National Cyber security Roadmap and also facilitate a unified e-security foundation for Digital Nigeria through a coordinated effort.

“Specifically, the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki will attempt to secure the cooperation, understanding and the support of other critical government agencies and stakeholders, which will help to prevent disjointed policy document, as well as achieving a coherent and all-inclusive strategy in which all other similar cyber security undertaken in the country will be infused into the overall framework of the National Cyber security Policy “, the statement said.

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