Cybersecurity Policy in Nigeria: A Tool for National Security and Advancement

Routledge Companion to Global Cyber Security Strategy. Routledge

Posted: 28 Dec 2020 Last revised: 29 Mar 2021

Date Written: 2021

Abstract

Nigeria has used its National Cybersecurity Policy to advance both its security and economic prosperity. The country faces multiple security threats in cyberspace: cybercrime in its variations, cyberterrorism, cyber-espionage, cyber conflict, hactivism and child online abuse and exploitation. Cyberterrorism and cybercrime, especially in the banking and financial sectors, constitute the most challenging of all these threats. Failure to tackle these multifaceted threats threatens to derail Nigeria’s achievement of prosperity and security, especially its Critical Information Infrastructure Protection and Resilience (CIIPR). Thus, to ensure the country’s security and economic prosperity in cyberspace, Nigeria created the National Cybersecurity Policy in 2014 and the Nigeria Cybercrime Act of 2015.

Keywords: Cybersecurity policy, cybersecurity strategy, Nigeria, CIIPR

Suggested Citation

Falode, Adewunmi James, Cybersecurity Policy in Nigeria: A Tool for National Security and Advancement (2021). Routledge Companion to Global Cyber Security Strategy. Routledge, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3718696

Adewunmi James Falode (Contact Author)

Lagos State University ( email )

Ojo
Lagos State
Nigeria

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