NIGERIAN COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
NEW MEDIA & INFORMATION SECURITY DEPARTMENT
SERVICOM CHARTER

INTRODUCTION

The New Media & Information Security Department (NMIS) is a Department setup to tackle emerging new media developments and information security issues facing the country due to the rapid growth of new media technologies and the internet as an alternative source of communication.

New Media refers generally to technologies that enable digital interactivity, including on-demand access to content anytime, anywhere, on any digital device, as well as enabling interactive user feedback, creative participation and community formation around the media content. An aspect of New Media is the real-time generation of new, unregulated content which is what has enabled the fast adoption and growth of the Internet, but which also poses several new challenges.

The NMIS Department is made up of four (4) units: ADAPTI Coordination and Monitoring Unit (ADC&M), Cyber Security Unit (CS), New Technology Assessment Unit (NTA) and the Internet Governance Unit. (IG)

LOCATION
Second (2nd) Floor,
Nigerian Communications Commission
Plot 423 Aguiyi Ironsi Street,
Maitama District,
Abuja, FCT.
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HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
Engr. Haru Al-Hassan
09-4617000; 09-4617310
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PURPOSE STATEMENT

To support the Commission in the governance and security of the nation’s cyber space, facilitate the adoption of innovative technologies, and the acquisition of ICT skills.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

This is achieved by effective collaboration and support in securing the nation’s Cyberspace and Digital information infrastructure, the governance of Internet Resources, assessing new and emerging technologies for regulatory intervention as applicable, and facilitating the acquisition of ICT skills for educational institutions.

 

DEPARTMENT FOCUS

 

SERVICE DELIVERY TO EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL CUSTOMERS

The Department receives requests from relevant stakeholders.

Requests are responded to accurately and efficiently

The Department communicates acknowledgement of receipt of request to stakeholders within 48 hours of receipt of request.

Feedback on status is provided, in writing, via email within 72 hours of receipt of request, within the regular business hours Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm of the work week, weekends and public holidays not included.

Response to request, when ready, will be sent in hard and soft copies to the stakeholder.

 

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

The New Media and Information Security Department through the various approved channels holds meetings, workshops and collaborates with other agencies to organize fora to address Internet related issues, in addition to trends and developments in new and emerging technologies.

The department holds consultative meetings with the relevant stakeholders and has an approved online platform/portal through which it holds online meetings and receives public comments, thus promoting the multi-stakeholder process of policy development.

Annually, the department in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications Technology, Nigeria Internet Registry Association, and Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency, organizes the Nigerian Internet Governance Forum, where all the stakeholders convene to discuss, share productive ideas, best practices and experiences on opportunities/challenges peculiar to the country as it relates to the Internet. This leads to a harmonization of the Nigerian position which is presented at the Regional and Global IGF. Adoptions at the Global and Regional Fora are used to drive developments, principles, rules and norms by which the Internet is governed.

The department also coordinates and monitors the Commission-sponsored Advanced Digital Appreciation Programme for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI) training for academics and senior administrators in tertiary institutions, and DAP-TEA (Digital Appreciation Programme for Teachers and Education Administrators) training in selected secondary schools across the country in collaboration with Digital Bridge Institute (DBI). The trainings are intended to equip beneficiaries with functional ICT skills that enable them improve their work output, improve quality of learning in their domains, and by extension their careers.

The department partners with relevant Stakeholders, Organisations and Agencies on Cyber Security, through cohesive mechanisms and initiatives to support the Nation’s Cyberspace. It collaborates with identified partners on issues that border on Cyber Security, facilitating intelligence gathering and exchange of information to enable efficient operations for all stakeholders involved.

Through its Cyber Security engagement and outreach initiatives, the department raises Cyber Security awareness within the Country using all forms of media (Traditional and New) to disseminate information. This provides the public with information to ensure their safety and security online.

Through its Computer Security Incident Response Team and its Digital Forensic Team, the department works with Industry and Stakeholders to provide support and Advisories. This helps in securing the Critical telecommunications Infrastructure in the Country.

The Department supports the development of the Cyber Security Ecosystem through facilitating workshops that help the Commission’s workforce keep abreast with developments. This is useful for the safeguard of the enterprise infrastructure from compromise while ensuring their safety online.

The department monitors global developments, existing legal and regulatory provisions as it relates to Cybersecurity, to ensure compliance. This also provides guidance and intelligence that will help the industry put in place necessary security measures.

 

STAKEHOLDER INFORMATION

 

GRIEVANCE REDRESS MECHANISM

Stakeholders are enjoined to seek redress by calling or preferably writing to the Officer whose details are listed below:

Elizabeth Yisa
New Media & Information Security Department,
Nigerian Communications Commission,
Plot 432,Aguiyi Ironsi Street,
Maitama, Abuja.
Tel: 09-4617318; 09-4617000
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