Cyberattacks: NITDA-CERRT Calls For Extra Security Precautions
The National Information Technology Development Agency’s Computer Emergency Readiness and Response Team (NITDA-CERRT) has urged all Ministries, Departments, and Agencies to take extra security precautions by hardening their cyber defenses and performing due diligence in identifying indicators of malicious activity that could affect their networks, assets, and critical national infrastructure.
According to a Notice of Increase in Global Cyberattacks and Advisory issued by the National Information Technology Development Agency’s Computer Emergency Readiness and Response Team, MDAs are advised to use the following steps to prevent such attacks:
• Carry out checks for possible vulnerabilities on their systems and implement appropriate remediation.
• Always ensure software’s updated.
• Carry out regular patches on all systems.
• Secure and monitor remote desktop protocol and other risky services.
• Carry out awareness on cyber security best practices to sensitize employees and users of services.
Additionally, Organizations are invited to sign up for NITDA’s free web protection service, which will provide MDAs’ administrators with detailed information about the vulnerability of their web services.
Recall that following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, cyberattacks on businesses and government organizations have grown, with the possibility of spillover cyberattacks against non-primary targets becoming far more frequent.
There is a greater danger for countries doing business in or with these countries’ governments, as well as businesses or countries that apply sanctions or are believed to intervene.
Further information and inquiries inquiries can be received via the Head, NITDA-CERRT on email@example.com, or call +2348178774580.