IGF 2019 WS #240 Tackling Cybercrime in Tertiary Institutions

Organizer 1: Technical Community, African Group
Organizer 2: Government, African Group
Organizer 3: Government, African Group

Speaker 1: Deborah Adeyemo, Government, African Group
Speaker 2: seyi osunade, Technical Community, African Group
Speaker 3: Owen Iyoha, Technical Community, African Group

Policy Question(s): 

1. How do tertiary institutions build capacity to combat cyber crime?
2. Is the Nigerian Cyber crime Act of 2015 sufficient as a legal framework?
3. How should data be shared amongst collaborating institutions?
4. Should the establishment of CSIRT/CERT be institutional or collaborative?
5. What skills are required by cyber crime personnel?

Relevance to Theme: Nigerian educational and research institutions are early adopters of digital technology. There has been huge investment in digital infrastructure by institutions, donors and the government. Cyber attacks are being launched from within institutional networks which have embarrassed institutions and led to blocked IP addresses, virus attacks and lost data. Institutions are integrating security framework into their digital ecosystem. How effective are they and what is the best way forward?

Relevance to Internet Governance: This work relates to how the Internet is provided and managed at educational and research institutions within a region in Nigeria. The institutions are expected to have the same principles but the implementation of Internet access and investment into digital infrastructure is different. In this workshop, an acceptable framework for all issues related to cyber attacks in academic institutions will be discussed.


Birds of a Feather - Auditorium - 30 Min

Description: The workshop will highlight the current cyber crime framework and infrastructure in Nigeria. The implementation in Nigerian educational and research institutions on a regional basis will be discussed. The resources and personnel needed to have a successful cyber security implementation will be listed.

Expected Outcomes: The workshop is expected to provide a roadmap for the implementation of cyber security units at a regional level in Nigeria i.e. Oyo State. Also to identify the skillset needed for cyber security professionals within the educational industry.

Discussion Facilitation: 

A social media campaign will be launched locally in Oyo State, Nigeria to ensure remote participation. A remote participation location will be set up at University of Ibadan, Nigeria to facilitate participation for free.

Online Participation: 

A remote participation location will be set up at University of Ibadan, Nigeria to facilitate participation for free.


GOAL 4: Quality Education
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
GOAL 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions