NITDA DG rallies regional force to combat Cyber threats in Africa


By Emmanuel Elebeke

As African continent continues to experience rapid technological growth and increasing internet penetration, the Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa has called on governments in the region to be resilient in minimising the impact of cyberattacks on African Nations’ operations of critical infrastructure, national security, reputation, and economy.

Inuwa spoke while delivering a paper entitled: ‘Strategies for Boosting Africa’s Cyber Resilience’ at the ongoing GISEC Global, a leading gathering ground for the cybersecurity community, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The DG said that to protect citizens and assets and genuinely harness the benefits of increasingly complicated digital reality, Africa cannot afford to be apathetic towards cybersecurity.

With the right strategies and approaches, Africa can enhance its cybersecurity posture and build resilience against cyberattacks.


Source: Vanguard Newspaper