The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami has asserted that more than 90 percent of cyber breaches are caused largely to human error and social engineering.

The Minister stated this at the Cyber Secure Nigeria Conference, organized by the Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN) in Abuja earlier this week.

“More than 90% of cyber breaches are a result of human error, social engineering, or other errors. The more cyber-conscious we are; the fewer damages will occur,” he said.

Prof. Pantami, who was represented at the conference by the Director-General of NITDA, Mal. Kashifu Inuwa, also assured that the government is building a more proactive system and awareness in terms of engaging organizations like CSEAN, partnering with other communities, visiting schools, and MDAS to enlighten citizens about being cyber-conscious whenever they go online for their activities or operations.

“Cyber Security, in general, has become a phenomenal proportion in terms of the way we build the digital economy. We are working with stakeholders to build CERRT centers to monitor the operations and activities of the Cyberspace and collaborate with experts in case of an attack to help restore services. We are also collaborating with international organizations and training citizens due to the ambitious target of achieving 95% digital literacy by the year 2030 which will increase the consumption of digital services,” the Minister emphasized.


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