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NITDA calls for Sustained Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign, as Nigeria largely spared from the Monumental WannaCry Attack

The management of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) would like to bring to the attention of Nigerians that the recent WannaCry or WannaCript ransomware attack has been contained and Nigeria was largely spared from the attack due to the massive enlightenment campaign, awareness and proactive measures put in place to swiftly deal with any reported incident.The efforts of all stakeholders in the IT industry are highly commendable and appreciated. Reports have shown that computer networks in more than 150 countries and more than 200,000 people had been affected by this attack, considered to be one of the biggest cybersecurity attacks...

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NASCAM Plans Cyber Threats Masterclass for Journalists in Lagos

The National Cyber Security Awareness Movement (NASCAM); a not for profit organisation, is organizing a Master Class programme for Nigerian journalists in order to acquaint practitioners with the provisions of the Cybercrime Act 2015, as it relates to media practice, particularly online journalism. The Executive Director, NASCAM, Mr. Aaron Ukodie, while announcing the plan to empower media practitioners with the requisite capacities for maintaining legal decorum online said that the theme of the workshop is: The Nigerian Cybercrime Law: What Journalists Need to Know. During the workshop media practitioners shall be educated and engaged on the rudiments of the cyber...

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ICT For Economic Development : CTO Sec Gen Applauds Bangladesh Government Efforts

Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) , Shola Taylor praised the government of Bangladesh for their work to make the Internet a safe space for citizens to communicate, conduct business and learn. In a speech at the Digital Bangladesh conference, which took place on 7 – 8 March 2017, Mr Taylor told an audience of over 200 delegates – including the Honourable Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Speaker of the Bangladesh parliament and the Honourable Begum Tarana Halim, State Minister for Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology– that enhancing cybersecurity was an essential component in the drive to use ICTs to...

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IT SKILL GAP: DATA SCIENCE NIGERIA TO HOST BOOT CAMP

As part of its vision to make Nigeria the data science outsourcing hub for Africa before 2019, and create one million new jobs in the next 10 years, Data Science Nigeria will host a learning boot camp for young data scientist in Lagos with the aim of addressing the skill gap in Data Science. The camp would cater for beginners, intermediate and experts with specific focus on machine learning, statistics and programming/python for advanced data analytics. The learning boot camp will be held between 20th-22nd January 2017. Data Science Nigeria will train and mentor young Nigerians through face-to-face, virtual online classes,...

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