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Lagos unveils CSOC to combat internal threats

By , Nigeria correspondent
Nigeria , 21 May 2024
Olatunbosun Alake, Lagos commissioner for science, innovation, and technology.
Olatunbosun Alake, Lagos commissioner for science, innovation, and technology.

The Lagos State Government has constructed a Cybersecurity Operations Centre to serve as a central hub for monitoring, identifying, and responding to cyber threats in real time throughout the state.

Olatunbosun Alake, the Lagos commissioner for science, innovation, and technology, stated this at the ministerial press briefing on Monday.

According to him, the centre would use modern technologies and cybersecurity professionals to protect the state's digital infrastructure from prospective threats.

In addition, according to Alake, the state has also established a cyber-security committee made up of professionals from both the public and private sectors.

Their responsibilities include advising the government and overseeing the development, refinement, and implementation of cybersecurity policies, programmes, and training.

"The government is working with cybersecurity companies and international organisations to improve security and governance using cutting-edge technology and knowledge. This includes acquiring advanced technologies and expertise to defend against cyber threats," he explained.

Alake also discussed the government's Data Protection Compliance Project, stating that the government has launched workshops to enhance data protection awareness among its officials, with specific targets set across multiple departments.

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