Pantami instructs IT professionals to prioritize cybersecurity security – The Sun Nigeria
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has tasked information technology (IT) professionals to prioritize the safety and security of the country’s cyberspace.
Pantami made the appeal in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Ms. Uwa Suleiman, in Abuja.
The statement said the minister made the remark when he presented a paper titled “Cybersecurity Imperatives for a Digital Economy” at the Nigeria Computer Society International Conference in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.
The Minister, who was the chairman of the occasion, made a virtual presentation of his document.
He said the theme of the annual conference, which was; “Innovative systems for a digital economy” was appropriate and in line with the needs of a growing digital economy.
He stressed that digital innovation and digital entrepreneurship are the building blocks of a successful indigenous digital economy.
The minister explained that such an economy can only thrive in a safe and secure cyberspace, adding that this is the reason why the federal government has put in place strategies and policies to ensure that cybersecurity is a priority. .
He said the federal government has some initiatives in place to ensure the success of a digital economy and a secure cyberspace.
He gave some of the initiatives such as the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR), a regulatory instrument established to protect the privacy and confidentiality of citizens, and the National Cyber Security Policy Strategy.
He also mentioned the establishment of the Computer Emergency Response and Readiness Team (CERRT).
According to him, priority and preference should be given to cybersecurity as a capacity and quality of solutions.
He said local solutions should also be deployed to address existing or new issues to meet minimum global requirements.
Pantami commended the Nigeria Computer Society for its consistency in organizing the annual event and called for collaboration in the pursuit of safety and professionalism in the sector.
He also gave assurances that the government was ready to uphold the law. (NAA)