Ministries, departments and agencies have been directed by the Federal Government to protect their information systems and networks against potential cyberattacks.
The directive was issued on Wednesday by the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, Mallam Kashifu Inuwa.
While speaking at an information assurance workshop for MDAs in Abuja, Inuwa revealed that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation had sent a circular to the MDAs on the implementation of the National Information Systems and Network Security Standards.
According to Inuwa, MDAs that were yet to implement the regulation should do so to protect government’s information.
He said; “We all have a shared responsibility to build resilience, trust and confidence into our systems.
“We all have a shared responsibility to ensure that we keep government information, services, networks and infrastructure secure and this standard is a very bold step towards achieving that goal.
“We have to work together if we are to increase our resilience against malicious cyber risks and threats,” Inuwa said.
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