The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News guardian.ng 21 Jul, 2021 03:30 am

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The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News — News — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News
Experts in the technology industry have stated that the lack of trust in the use of digital platforms could undermine the benefits of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) cashless policy.

The experts spoke at a cyber security awareness campaign organised by Cybersafe foundation and Committee of Chief Information Security Officers of Nigerian Financial Institutions (CCISONFI) tagged: “#NoGoFallMaga.He expressed the need to address the related challenges of ensuring continuous cyber security and data privacy.He described cyber security awareness as a key element in mitigating attacks, saying that the CBN is ready to partner with key industry stakeholders to sustain efforts at educating staff and customers on fraud information and cyber security hygiene practices.He urged banks to extend their cyber security awareness programme to their customers using various media in Nigerian indigenous languages for an improved ecosystem.

Executive Director, Cybersafe Foundation, Confidence Staveley, said efforts are in top gear to educate customers of financial institutions on cyber hygiene best practices, especially the most vulnerable, must be stepped up.“This partnership with Committee of Chief Information Security Officer of Nigerian Financial Institutions (CCISONFI) to launch the NoGoFallMaga Campaign, will enable us join forces to reach the 40 million Nigerians who currently access financial services across the country, raising mass cybersecurity awareness and consequently reducing the success of rate of cyber fraud attacks among customers.

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