The Federal Government says it is reviewing the Cybersecurity law in order to address some of the major development challenges currently confronting the nation, including the emergence of new forms of criminality and terrorism perpetrated through cyberspace.
The National Security Adviser, NSA, Major General Babagana Monguno, retired, who stated this while inaugurating a Multi-stakeholders Committee to review the National Cyber Security Policy and Strategy, NCPS, 2014, in Abuja, lamented the inherent threats and risks associated with the evolving nature of cyberspace.
He said the policy is reviewed every five years and is due for its first review after it was implemented in 2014.
Major General Monguno said the review was part of efforts to reposition the country to better exploit the benefits of the Internet and cyber domain to enhance national peace, security and socio-economic wellbeing.
The NSA noted that recent advancements in the digital era have transformed the cyber domain to a centre stage for new businesses, innovations, government functionalities and social interactions.
He however, highlighted that despite the benefits of the cyber domain, there are inherent threats and risks associated with the evolving nature of cyberspace.