The agency is carrying out the project in partnership with Consultancy Support Services Limited (CS2), which NITDA said will build a special response team to mitigate risks of threats of online risks or aggression against Nigeria.
CERRT will pool resources of players in the technology security ecosystem to create a homegrown response team to manage risks, threat and attacks from the internet.
“CERRT is envisioned to be a trusted national information sharing and support entity to ensure a secure cyberspace. It will address attaining the national strategic interest that requires that the country uses the programme to develop, nurture and patronise a home- grown cybersecurity solutions,” NITDA said in a statement.
The CERRT ecosystem would help create jobs, increasing incomes, promote knowledge generation and empowered human resources as well as foster confidence in the Nigerian economy, among other objectives.”