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Nigeria unveils ethical hacking training programme

By , ITWeb
Nigeria , 04 Sep 2023
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) will, this month, host an ethical hacking training workshop as part of the Nigeria’s pledge to create one million jobs in the digital economy and to enhance the digital literacy of the country’s youth.

Nigeria's new president, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, pledged at his inauguration in May to create one million new digital jobs in Africa's largest economy.

Tinubu committed that his team would work with all government agencies, including the National Assembly, to develop a comprehensive strategy to promote his administration's digital economy agenda.

To that end, last week, the NITDA partnered with cyber security specialist and ethical hacker Coy Emerald and Abuja-based company Tecebe Nigeria to provide training.

The regulator said: “This training is aimed at engaging youth in cyber security education to mitigate the risks of cyber-attacks in Nigeria. The training will cover a range of other cyber security topics that will be discussed, such as penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, bug bounty hunting, and others.”

Nigeria, along with other large African economies like Kenya and South Africa, has been the target of threat actors, and the training in cyber security comes at a critical for Africa’s largest economy.

Recently, a Sudanese hacking group caused NITDA to raise the country's cyber security alert level.

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