Cybersecurity Awareness Says, NITDA
The National Information Technology Development Agency has campaigned for a safer
cyberspace as it plans for this year’s cybersecurity awareness creation within the month.
It was said in a statement on Monday by NITDA’s Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations, Mrs Hadiza Umar said.
The agency stated that it had trained 3,242 individuals on basic and intermediate cyber security skills in association with the CISCO.
Which stated, “The Cybersecurity Awareness Month held every October, is a month set aside globally to educate and create cybersecurity awareness.
This year marks the 20th in the series of collaborative awareness campaigns between the public and private sector organisations globally.
“In other to mark this year 2023 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, NITDA has lined up various programmes specifically focused on sensitising the general public on cybersecurity threats and steps necessary to protect ourselves in the ever-growing digital space.
“The theme for this year’s celebration is, ‘See Yourself in Cyber’, which highlights that cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility. The main aim of this awareness campaign is to encourage the adoption of safe cyber hygiene.
To achieve this effectively, citizens need to accept, understand and be willing to apply these security measures to stay secure.”
It also stated that NITDA joining effort with key stakeholders to ensure grassroot awareness campaigns and sensitise the general public on these cyberthreats and how to protect themselves.
It was also unveil that NITDA, alongside with O-range Cybersecurity Training Service Limited, conducted cybersecurity training in Ilorin, Kwara State, where more than 5,000 youths from various states where present at the event.
The statement added, “We, therefore, call on private and public sector companies as well as the general public to join us in ensuring that the Nigerian cyberspace is safe and secure.
Together, we can make the Nigerian cyberspace and the world at large safe and secure for all.”