NCC Makes Plans To Protect Nigeria From Cyber Attacks
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has announced plans to establish mechanisms that will control the use of the internet to protect the country’s cyberspace against attacks.
The Commission said that the move is mainly aimed at protecting children from dangerous online contents and ensuring consumer privacy and data protection.
These plans were disclosed by Alhaji Ismail Adedigba, the Commission’s Deputy Director of the Consumer Affairs Bureau, at the 109th Consumer Outreach Programme in Osogbo, Osun State.
Adedigba said that the liberalisation of the telecoms industry had led to an overwhelming increase in the usage of internet-based services and solutions. He revealed that the Nigerian Communications Commission had initiated a process to compile an internet industry code of practice for the country’s internet service providers.
He also added that while the Commission is working tirelessly on regulatory interventions to sanitise the nation’s cyberspace, telecoms play their role by reporting whatever shortcomings they might experience to the appropriate quarters.
In her opening remarks, Felicia Onwuegbuchulam, the Director of Nigeria’s Consumer Bureau, urged consumers to note that as there is an increase in the number of dishonest individuals who want to use the internet for illegal dealings, therefore, she said that it is critical for the Commission to embark on initiatives that increase access to the internet for Nigerians to have positive engagements.