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94% of Nigerians wants cyber attack response power for President Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan should be lawfully equipped to respond to cyber attacks just as the nation’s Commander-in-Chief would act in the event of real world aggression against Nigeria, majority of respondents in a survey have advocated.

So says 94% of respondents in a survey that focused on improving online safety and security for all Nigerians, who reckon that the C-in-C should have cyber response capabilities amid the growing threats online threats.

According to the result, 94% of the respondents feel the President should have the same authority to respond to cyber-attacks as he has to respond to real world, physical attacks, while 88% of the respondents strongly believe there should be a laws relating to online behavior for the safety of all.

Centrex Ethical Lab, a Nigerian Cyber security firm, which announced the result of the survey on Nigeria’s Internet Users during Cyber Security Awareness Month in September 2013 in collaboration with eCore Techno Solutions India, TechTelling Nigeria, says it focused on improving online safety and security for all Nigerians.

According to the survey, the firm found that two thirds of Nigeria’s Internet users are less concerned about cyber threats reflecting the low level of cyber security awareness in the country.

“We want Nigerian businesses to understand they cannot completely remain safe from cyber threats if they do not take the necessary precautions” [blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”Nsikak Joseph, Co-founder of Centrex Lab”]“Nigerians can improve their online safety practices in a number of areas, especially when it comes to establishing policies and protocols for safe Internet use. Before you share your contact information, daily routine and personal attribute on your blog or popular social networking website like Facebook, you to Stop and think. You could be putting your safety and your future in a risk way,” Joseph says. [/blockquote]
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The survey revealed that the majority of companies overestimate their company’s security effectiveness while 88% of the respondents strongly believe there should be a laws relating to online behavior for the safety of all.

“Nigerians can improve their online safety practices in a number of areas, especially when it comes to establishing policies and protocols for safe Internet use. Before you share your contact information, daily routine and personal attribute on your blog or popular social networking website like Facebook, you to Stop and think. You could be putting your safety and your future in a risk way,” Joseph says.

Centrex Lab also advised that companies should develop Internet security guidelines and educate employees about Internet safety, security and the latest threats, as well as what to do if they misplace information or suspect malware on their machine.

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