Thursday July 07, 2022

Prof. Danbatta Delivers Lecture at the 17th Convocation of the Nigerian Defence Academy
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The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta has delivered a lecture entitled "Leveraging ICT For Enhanced National Defence and Security In Nigeria" at the 17th Convocation Lecture in honour of the Graduating Cadets of 66 Regular Course and Postgraduate Students of the Nigerian Defence Academy, in Kaduna on September 26th, 2018.
While delivering his presentation, Prof. Danbatta stated that as of May 2018, the volume of communications through voice technology has reached 162 million active lines, which showcases the importance of deploying Information and Communications Technology infrastructure towards National Defence and cyber security.

He noted that the universality of ICT and its evolution has brought about technological advancement in Information management, which by implication, presents security challenges that can only be adequately assessed managed and responded to using highly integrated, intelligent, interactive and inherently flexible monitoring devices and applications. He added that, measures must be taken to effectively monitor, manage and prevent cybercrimes, a global threat to cyberspace.

The NCC boss listed some of the NCC’s initiatives aimed at ensuring national and cyber security, which include the underlisted:
The establishment of CSIRT and ngCERT for international coordination of cybersecurity incidents.
-Facilitating the provision of industry field data to LEAs on Quarterly basis.
-Championed the National SIM Card Registration Project that will serve as a key database for the Government.
-The establishment of Emergency Communications Centres (ECC) nationwide.

Prof. Danbatta also noted that the Commission is establishing great strategic partnerships and collaborations with relevant security agencies and other stakeholders of the industry to ensure ICT connectivity across the country.