NITDA Launches CERRT To Tackle Cyber Threats In Nigeria


shutterstock_170954663-600x400Nigeria’s National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has inaugurated the National Computer Emergency Readiness and Response Team (CERRT), tasked with tackling cyberattacks in Nigeria.

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.”

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