//Federal government urges federal ministries to protect government information

Federal government urges federal ministries to protect government information

The Federal Government has directed its ministries, departments and agencies to protect their information systems and networks against cyberattacks so as to protect governments information.

The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, Kashifu Inuwa who gave this directive at an information assurance workshop for MDAs in Abuja said that they all have a shared responsibility to build resilience, trust and confidence in the system.

Inuwa further noted that the government was taking its activities online for greater efficiency and is trying to minimize the risks associated with the new development while stressing that data is a critical asset to the digital economy and as such a critical target for cyber criminals.