Cybersecurity Assessment and the Zero Trust Model

By Ed Moyle ___________ Over the past few years, the concept of “zero trust” architecture has gone through a number of evolutionary phases. It’s gone from being the hot new fad, to being trite (in large part due to a deluge of marketing from those looking to cash in on the trend), to passé, and now has ultimately settled into what it probably should have always been all along: a solid, workmanlike security option with discrete, observable advantages and disadvantages that can be folded into our organization’s security approach. Zero…

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Pantami rallies collective effort for enhancing cybersecurity

The minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has reiterated the importance of collective efforts by all stakeholders toward enhancing the security of cyberspace for Nigerians, who now depend increasingly on digital tools and platforms to carry out their daily activities. The Minister stated this while delivering a keynote address at the 2020 International Legislative – Stakeholder Conference on Cybersecurity at the NAF Conference Centre, Abuja, on Monday. Represented by Umar Danbatta, the executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Pantami said, the conference was…

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ICIT partners Microsoft, 9Mobile on cloud-based software packages for SMEs

ICIT solutions Nigeria, a business technology solutions provider and tier-one Microsoft partner, has announced their partnership with 9Mobile to launch 9Business Cloud The 9Business Cloud is a top-notch e-commerce platform where you can buy all cloud based software packages, designed to enhance business productivity in the fast-growing Nigerian market. Located in Lagos, Nigeria, ICIT (Internet, Communications & IT Solutions) is an experienced information technology solutions provider with a mission to efficiently empower businesses to achieve more with less using automation. ICIT, provides both SMEs and Enterprise level businesses with affordable…

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Indigenous digital marketing firm to train youths on emerging digital skills

Harlong DigiTech, an indegeneous digital marketing firm has perfected plan to train one thousand youths and small business owners on acquisition of relevant digital skills. The training, which, according to the organiser, will run over a five-month period for different batches, is conceived as a way of injecting innovations into small businesses especially after the disruption triggered by coronavirus pandemic that has affected the survival of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country. In a press statement, David Alonge, Team Lead at Harlong DigiTech, said the digital skill…

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World Bank sets 148m NIN target for Nigeria by 2024

World Bank sets 148m NIN target for Nigeria

To be counted as successful in the on-going Digital Identification for Development (ID4D) project being supervised by the World Bank and financed by other global bodies, Nigeria must have issued National Identity Number (NIN) to 148 million of its citizens by June 2024. According to the bank, this performance indicator, among others, would determine the full release to the country of the $430 million earmarked for the project. According to the World Bank document on the project, Nigeria, as of May this year, had issued 36.9 million NIN, representing just…

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Danbatta urges Nigerians’ involvement as 2020 Cybersecurity Awareness Month Kicks off

QoS, spectrum optimization remain NCC’s regulatory priorities, says EVC

Umar Danbatta, the executive vice chairman (EVC) and chief executive officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has said the need to be cybersecurity-conscious to guarantee online safety for Internet users is everyone’s business and not reserved for a group of people. Danbatta stated this to herald the commencement of a series of enlightenment and awareness campaign activities being embarked upon by the commission for this year’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). The month of October every year is NCSAM globally, aimed at raising awareness about cybersecurity, and to…

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NITDA inaugurates Local Organising Committee for e-Nigeria 2020

NITDA inuagurates Local Organising Committee for e-Nigeria

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has inaugurated the Local Organising Committee, (LOC) for the 13th edition of the e-Nigeria Conference, Exhibitions and Awards, the flagship IT event in the country. The international IT conference, which is scheduled to hold from November 24-26 this year, provides platform for creation of digital awareness, development of appropriate framework and setting of goals to ensure best practices in order to encourage appropriate positioning of Nigeria in the global information society. Inaugurating the committee at the NITDA head office in Abuja, Kashifu Inuwa,…

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Telegram’s 7 fantastic features for small business marketing

telegram's 7 fantastice features for small business marketing

By Alonge David _______________ World of instant messaging has evolved over the years with the introduction of fantastic features and functions to aid effective communication processes as well as extending its purposes. From the introduction of web 2.0 which drive the movement of dynamic and interactive web content and application from the initial instant messengers apps such as Yahoo messengers, MSN messenger etc. to the recent messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp Messenger and Telegram, the focus has shifted from just a communication application to social interaction and business…

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AfDB partners with FG, Microsoft to create 9m jobs in 10 years

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched an eLearning Digital platform to create nine million jobs in Africa’s digital economy in the next 10 years. According to a statement from the bank’s website, the Federal Government and Microsoft launched the Digital Nigeria eLearning Platform to provide marketable digital skills for the country’s youth. The platform will leverage the AfDB’s Coding for Employment initiative and build linkages between the public and private sectors. Mr Isa Pantami, Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, said the platform would support the development of a…

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Nigeria Innovation Summit 2020 holds October 6

Nigeria Innovation Summit 2020 holds October 6

The organisers of the yearly Nigeria Innovation Week, have called for participation from stakeholders from the different sectors of Nigeria’s economy in this year’s edition, which is scheduled to hold online from Tuesday, October 6, 2020, to Thursday, October 8, 2020. According to the organisers, this year’s one-week-long event will focus on ‘Innovating in Critical Times’ and is packed with several activities like innovation exhibitions, Nigeria Innovation Summit, Nigeria Innovation Awards, and the yearly report of the State of Innovation in Nigeria. Convening the focus of the year’s event to…

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