The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) have committed to work with media stakeholders for the adoption of October as the annual celebration of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NASCAM).
The two key agencies under the supervision of the Ministry of Communications also commended the media group working in concert with other stakeholders for the initiative.
At separate meetings with officials of NCC and NITDA last week, the media group operating under the aegis of the Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development (CECAD), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), was given the nod to convene a stakeholder meeting in the last quarter of October.
The Group’s Director of Communications, Mr. Olubayo Abiodun said in order to underscore the importance of the advocacy campaign to Nigeria’s national interests and its assets, the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) to President Muhammadu Buhari has been contacted on the initiative. According to him, the involvement of the NSA is pivotal to the advocacy campaign because of the rising tides of cyber-security challenges ravaging the entire socio-political, economic, military and technological ecosystem of the global community.