ESET Partners NITDA to provide sustainable cyberspace security for millions of Nigerians.
ESET has announced key partnership with National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA to provide standards and guidelines in the protection of Nigeria cyberspace and ensuring that all Federal Government MDAs’ IT infrastructures are secured. This will enable NITDA and Governments institutions IT administrators to have access to periodic Cyber security trainings by ESET experts on emerging threats.
We are at a defining moment in the evolution and growth of the Internet in running day to day activities and deliverables of Government and schools. Large-scale data breaches, ransomware attack, cybercrime, surveillance and other online threats are eroding Nigerians’ trust on Government e-platforms/websites and affecting how they use the Internet in as a whole. Isa Ali Pantami PhD, NITDA Director-General disclosed that this makes the partnership highly necessary to provide awareness and education on cybersecurity and also ensure that all Government and private institutions are protected by a tested and trusted IT Security Solution Provider.
ESET, an IT Security company will support and drive NITDA’s role in providing and jointly developing frameworks for data protection and safe cyberspace in Nigeria, Olufemi Ake, ESET Country Manager stated. The partnership which is also part of activities to mark 30th anniversary of ESET is also to provide schools in Nigeria with internet security on their connected devices through a scheme tagged ESET Secure School Initiative. While introducing ESET Secure School Initiative, Olufemi Ake said the scheme is designed is to sensitize over 70% of the academia in cyber security and the need for proactive protection of research data.
The Project Coordinator and ESET Marketing Manager, Olabanji Soledayo confirmed that the ESET Secure School Initiative will provide platform which delivers end-to-end protection for the school environment and private users (students in campuses). The scheme will offer one of its award-winning products named ESET Internet Security to the students and staff of participating schools with amazing features such as Data Protection, Web Control, Ransomware Protection, Antivirus, Anti-phishing, Anti-theft, Private Wi-Fi Protection, and Internet Banking & Online Shopping Protection. The product will be available to students for free and it is compatible with all operating systems such as Windows, Mac and Android any Internet connected devices, Olabanji added.
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