News Update - Telecoms and ICT in Africa - Issue No 1047 on 5 March 2021

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Nigeria launches its national cyber-security policy as African cyber-threats mount – how it will turn policy into practical action

5 March 2021

At the end of February the Nigerian Government launched its National Cyber-Security Policy and Strategy, a weighty document that tackles an increasingly pressing issue. Russell Southwood spoke this week to Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola, the Chair of the Committee that oversaw the production of the report. An excellent article by Nathaniel Allen, Africa Centre for Strategic Studies at the beginning of this year sets out some excellent African examples of cyber-threats (see link at bottom of this article): - In June 2020, the Ethiopian Information Network Security Agency (INSA) thwarted a cyberattack from an Egypt-based actor known as the Cyber_Horus Group. According…