Nigeria vulnerable to cyber terror, Dokubo warns

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja

The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, has warned that reliance on computer systems, wireless networks and ubiquitous Internet-enabled smart devices, including smartphones, televisions and various tiny devices, has made Nigeria vulnerable and susceptible to potentially debilitating attacks.

According to him, the Internet-driven world is fast-paced and leaves little room for individuals and organisations to properly guard very sensitive data or documents.

Dokubo spoke in Abuja, while delivering a paper on ‘Cyber Security and Economic Development’, at a workshop organised by the Nigeria Institute of International Affairs, in collaboration with the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria in Abuja, on Thursday.

He said findings from several studies and researches on cybersecurity had warned that due to malpractices by operators, Information Technology security personnel were susceptible to being tricked into deviating from secure procedures through various methods of social engineering.

He said, “Fortunately

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