FG has revealed that it blocked over 200 cyberattacks during Presidential and NASS Polls.
NewsOnline reports that the Federal Government blocked not less than 200 cyber attacks during last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.
The Managing Director of Galaxy Backbone, Prof. Muhammad Abubakar, stated this on Tuesday.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of a two- day ministerial training for board members and management staff of the agency in Abuja.
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Abubakar said the attacks continued after the elections.
He said the training with the theme: ‘Positioning the GBB team for effective management and leadership in the 4th industrial revolution’ was meant to update the skills of the selected officials.
“On the election day alone, we were able to block more than 200 attacks and the next day, the attacks geometrically increased to about 1.2 million and all were blocked from our own businesses,” Abubakar said.
The Managing Director said a business continuity and cyberspace protection committee had been formed to guard and regulate digital activities while optimising the GBB’s technical services.
Abubakar said that the training was aimed at reviewing the agency’s performance while initiating alternative means of revenue generation.
The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, said the training was aimed at evaluating and recalibrating Galaxy Backbone Limited in regards to management and leadership for optimal outputs.
Pantami, who served as the training facilitator, applauded GBB’s approach to digital infrastructural development while saving cost of goveranance.