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Group seals deal with NITDA to provide systems protection for students

Leading ICT security group, specializing in offering anti-virus and firewall products, ESET has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), to ensure maximum protection of both private and public organisations gateways.

ESET also works with NITDA to provide standards and guidelines in the protection of Nigeria cyberspace and ensuring that all federal government MDAs’ IT infrastructures are secured.

According to details, the new MoU with NITDA and its Secure School Initiative, millions of students in the tertiary institutions will receive free anti-malware solutions from ESET.

Part of the MoU will enable NITDA and governments institutions IT administrators to have access to periodic Cyber security training by ESET experts on emerging threats.

Explaining more, NITDA Director-General, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami said “We are at a defining moment in the evolution and growth of the Internet in running day to day activities and deliverables of Government and schools. Large-scale data breaches, ransomware attack, cybercrime, surveillance and other online threats are eroding Nigerians’ trust on Government e-platforms/websites and affecting how they use the Internet in as a whole,”

Continuing, he said this makes the partnership highly necessary to provide awareness and education on cybersecurity and also ensure that all government and private institutions are protected by a tested and trusted IT Security Solution Provider.

Olufemi Ake, ESET Country Manager told journalists that the deal also empowers ESET to support and drive NITDA’s role in providing and jointly developing frameworks for data protection and safe cyberspace in Nigeria.

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