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Friday, May 10, 2013

Nigeria to host Cybersecurity Regional Centre

Strategies have been advanced for the setting up a Cybersecurity Regional Centre in Nigeria, ITRealms can authoritatively report.

Cybersecurity Regional Centres are part of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) collaboration on cybersecurity.

According to the Director, ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau, Mr. Brahima Sanou, the ITU and IMPACT are looking at the possibility of setting up a Cybersecurity Regional Centre in Nigeria.

This centre, he said, would play an essential role in supporting the expansion of ITU-IMPACT’s network globally, by localizing cybersecurity services to meet the unique needs of the region.

“Nigeria has indicated its interest in hosting a new Regional Centre under the ITU-IMPACT framework,” he declared.

Sanou also said the proposed Regional centre, would become a vital hub of expertise and constitute an important component of the multi-stakeholder network that must be built to support government, industry and citizens, so that the full benefits of information and communications technology could be assured for all citizens.

“While acting as a catalyst for greater regional collaboration to address escalating cyber threats, this centre would also help promote Nigeria as an advanced cybersecurity hub for the region,” Sanou said.

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