National Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy (2021)

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The Nigeria National Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy of 2021 is a framework which aims to strengthen cybersecurity governance and coordination and foster a trusted cyber environment that optimises Nigeria's cybersecurity readiness and coordination capacities towards addressing the nation's cyber risk exposure.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS 

VISION AND MISSION
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
CHAPTER 1
OVERVIEW OF NIGERIA'S CYBERSECURITY ENVIRONMENT
1.1 GWBAL CONTEXT
1.2 NIGERIA'S CYBERSECURITY LANDSCAPE
1.3 NIGERIA'S CYBER THREAT PROFILE
1.4 WEAKNESSES AND VULNERABILITIES
1.5 OUR STRENGTHS
CHAPTER 2
NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY POLICY DIRECTION
2.1 NATIONAL PRIORITIES
2.2 STRATEGIC AREAS OF FOCUS
2.3 RISK-BASED APPROACH TO NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY 
2.4 NATIONAL SECURITY IMPERATIVES
2.5 NATIONAL CYBERSPACE DOCTRINES
CHAPTER 3
STRENGTHENING CYBERSECURITY GOVERNANCE AND COORDINATION
3.1 ESTABLISHMENT OF NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY COORDINATION CENTRE
3.2 RESPONSIBILITIES OF CYBERSECURITY STAKEHOLDERS
CHAPTER 4
FOSTERING PROTECTION OF CRITICAL NATIONAL INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE
4.1 CRITICAL INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION AND RESILIENCE
4.2 CRITICAL INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS
4.3 STRATEGIC INITIATIVES
4.4 COORDINATION OF CRITICAL INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION2
4.5 CRITICAL NATIONAL INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION PLAN
CHAPTER 5
ENHANCING CYBERSECURITY INCIDENT MANAGEMENT
5.1 COORDINATION OF NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY INCIDENT MANAGEMENT
5.2 RESPONSIBILITIES OF NGCERT
5.3 ESTABLISHMENT OF SECTORAL AND OTHER CSIRTs
5.4 NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY CRISIS RESPONSE PLAN
5.5 INITIATIVES FOR MANAGING CYBERSECURITY INCIDENTS
5.6 MECHANISM FOR CYBER INCIDENT REPORTING AND INFORMATION SHARING
5. 7 CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT TO ENHANCE INCIDENT MANAGEMENT
5.8 COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP FOR INCIDENT MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 6
STRENGTHENING LEGAL AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
6.1 AMENDMENT OF CYBERCRIME LEGISLATION
6.2 ENACTMENT AND HARMONISATION OF NEW AND EXISTING LEGISLATIONS
6.3 INTERNET SAFETY AND CHILD ONLINE PROTECTION
6.4 GENDER RIGHTS ONLINE
6.5 CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND JUDICIARY
6.6 NATIONAL DIGITAL FORENSICS LABORATORY
6. 7 MUTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR COMBATING CYBERCRIME
CHAPTER 7
ENHANCING CYBER DEFENCE CAPABILITY 
7.1 NATIONAL CYBER DEFENCE COORDINATION
7.2 NATIONAL CYBER DEFENCE PLAN
7 .3 CYBER DEFENCE CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 8
PROMOTING A THRIVING DIGITAL ECONOMY
8.1 SAFE AND TRUSTED ONLINE ENVIRONMENT
8.2 ROBUST CYBERSECURITY WORKFORCE
8.3 INDIGENOUS CYBERSECURITY TECHNOLOGY
8.4 RAISING AWARENESS
8.5 VIRTUAL ASSETS
CHAPTER 9
ASSURANCE MONITORING AND EVALUATION
9.1 STANDARDS AND GOOD PRACTICES
9.2 QUALITY CONTROL AND SECURITY PROCESSES
CHAPTER 10
ENHANCING INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
10.1 COORDINATION FRAMEWORK FOR INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT
10.2 REGIONAL CYBERSECURITY DEVELOPMENT
10.3 INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
CHAPTER 11
FUNDING AND SUSTAINABILITY
11.1 FUNDING AND SUSTAINABILITY IMPERATIVES
11.2 MULTILATERAL FUNDING AND GRANTS 
CHAPTER 12
CONCLUSION
APPENDIX
IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
PREAMBLE
MONITORING AND EVALUATION
ACTION PLAN FOR STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION
NATIONAL CYBERSCURITY POLICY AND STRATEGY 2021 SUMMARY

Excerpts from the foreward from the former National Security Advisor of Nigeria, Babagana Monguno

Nigeria, like several other countries across the globe, is currently witnessing a surge in digital transformation. Many activities are now migrating to the Internet especially with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic and the emergence of new technologies....

The dynamic nature of cyber threats and the constantly evolving tactics of perpetrators of cybercrime pose serious risks to business, commercial and financial activities which are all now extensively reliant on cyberspace. These cyber threats also constitute hazards to everyday users of cyberspace which cut across government establishments, private sector and the general populace. Furthermore, these threats have the potential to compromise critical networks and systems leading to disruption of essential services...

In a bid to address these multifaceted cyber threats and embolden the country for efficient and progressive use of the cyber domain, the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), through the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), undertook several proactive steps to draw the necessary cybersecurity roadmap for Nigeria...

The document is an all-inclusive policy and strategy framework which focuses on; strengthening cybersecurity governance and coordination, fostering protection of critical national information infrastructure, enhancing incident response, strengthening legal and regulatory framework, developing cyber defence capability, promoting the digital economy, improving assurance monitoring and fostering regional and international cooperation. The document is the output of an equitable collaborative effort which captures the shared responsibility for articulating Nigeria's engagements in cyberspace. It will serve as a strategic roadmap for all stakeholders in the country to come together and drive the attainment of the national cybersecurity objectives.

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2021
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English

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