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NCC recording result in fight against cyber crime, Juwah says

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that the telecoms regulator is recording progress in the fight against cyber crime through its a fully-fledged department on new media and information security.[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”Eugene Juwah, EVC of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)”]”The nation is advancing in the sophistication that abounds in cyberspace with application of laws that are germane to tackling high tech crimes associated with the ICT industry through the lawful intercept of suspicious and established criminally intended communications. These are all aimed at providing a more secured future for the nation and its citizens.”[/blockquote]

According to Eugene Juwah, the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, the agency has acknowledged cyber crime and security of information are an enormous challenge to the ICT sector underscoring the creation of the new department to provide awareness and information to those at risk of cyber crime.

Juwah, who dropped this hint at the Security Exhibition and Conference (Securex 2014) held recently in Lagos says that “this department has been involved in several collaborations that have yielded fruitful results in this direction.”

According to the NCC chief, “you may be aware that the efforts of the commission led to the approval of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), to establish a regional cyber-security center in Nigeria. This has many benefits to our efforts at securing our society from high tech crimes.”

He adds that, “on another level, the nation is advancing in the sophistication that abounds in cyberspace with application of laws that are germane to tackling high tech crimes associated with the ICT industry through the lawful intercept of suspicious and established criminally intended communications. These are all aimed at providing a more secured future for the nation and its citizens.”

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