By Kester Omu

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has declared that cyber security in today’s workplace is everyone’s business, even as it joins partners such as the US Department of Homeland Security’s STOP.THINK.CONNECT to raise awareness on cyber security.

The Commission in a statement issued in Abuja, noted that in keeping with its unwavering commitment to consumer protection, it is intimately involved in raising awareness and educating the general public on the importance of cyber security.

“October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, so the NCC is therefore raising both the tempo and sophistication of the campaign on cyber security,” the statement stated.

Accordingly, NCC noted the interests and thematic focus of the campaign is to educate the general public on the Simple Steps to Online Safety; to make people to understand that Cyber Security in the Workplace is Everyone’s Business; to let everyone to be mindful that Today’s Predictions is for Tomorrow’s Internet.

“We also intend to pass the message – The Internet Wants You: Consider a career in Cyber Security; and finally to appeal to all of us to be committed to Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats,” it added.

The NCC will share tips and resources, including videos, on the themes of the Cyber Security Awareness throughout the month of October, using the Commission’s Website, as well as its social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

The Commission also request all its stakeholders and the general public to amplify its voice on this issue by disseminating and sharing these messages and resources freely with friends, employees, stakeholders, and community members use their devices, the Internet and associated infrastructure in a very thoughtful, safe and secured ways.


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