Nigerian Government Launches Computer Emergency Readiness and Response Team ( Ecosystem

Last Tuesday, the Nigerian government launched the Computer Emergency Readiness and Response Team(CERRT). Its main objective is to provide support in handling cyber security incidents.
Dr. Ashiru Daura, acting Director General of Nigeria’s National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) said at the launch in Abuja that the Ecosystem is funded by the NITDA with the objective of being a trusted intermediary organisation dedicated in providing support in cyber security incidents.
He also said,
'NITDA in keeping to its mandate looks forward to sharing the cyber related policy templates it has, encouraging interested local organisations and groups to participate in hands on global cyber-drills and focusing on empowering our youth with the knowledge and tools to develop a home grown Cyber Security Solutions industry' has three main components:
  • The Fusion Centre which will monitor the cyberspace activities
  • The Awareness/Training/Liaison Communications which will bring cyber security awareness to the Nigerian and,
  • The cyber-forensic lab to analyse incidents.



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