The National Information Technology Development Agency has said that human failure causes 95 per cent of cyber attacks, adding that awareness and strategies are required to avert the dangers.
NITDA’s Director-General, Mr Kashifu Inuwa, said this on Monday at a news conference organised to commemorate the Nigerian tech agency’s 20th anniversary in Abuja.
According to Inuwa, the major strategy is to educate citizens on the protection of their personal data.
He said that was why the agency came up with the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation to help citizens protect and secure their information.
“The regulation will also help our businesses to be secure and ensure trusted online platform because businesses are moving online.
“For you to use a platform, you need to have the confidence that if you put your information in the public domain, it will be secured,” he stated.
Imuwa hinted further that the agency was enforcing compliance with the NDPR as mandated by the agency’s act.
As part of activities marking the 20th anniversary, Inuwa said NITDA remained committed to ensuring safe cyber space for national security.
Themed ‘Growth and Resilience’, the celebration was aimed at highlighting the achievements of the agency.
“When you talk about cyber security, we have achieved a lot in terms of containing cyber threats in the country.
“During the WannaCry Ransomeware attack in 2017 that affected many businesses and countries, Nigeria was not affected because of NITDA’s advisory role,” Inuwa added.
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