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The Nigerian policy on critical information infrastructure

Saulawa, Mu'azu Abdullahi and Abdul Ghani Azmi, Ida Madieha and Zulhuda, Sonny and Ismail, Suzy Fadhilah (2017) The Nigerian policy on critical information infrastructure. In: International Conference on Law and Society 6 (ICLAS 6), 4th-7th April 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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The relevance of critical information infrastructure is crucial to every nation. The National Critical Information Infrastructure (NCII) of Nigeria consists of critical national resources requiring the protection of the law, and the national security services. Any attack on the information resources of a nation would definitely damage the wider national resources as well the economy. Attacks on the NCII were commonplace and directed at information communication technology systems, which are critical infrastructures and fundamental for the operation of the wider national infrastructure. The objectives of the paper are to examine the provisions of the NCII under the Nigerian Cybercrime Act 2015, to examine the relevant attacks on the Nigerian NCII and few cyber activities relating to fraud. The problems of Nigeria in relation to cybercrimes are the implementation of the law, management of its operation and special prosecutors. The methodology adopted is doctrinal approach by examining the primary and secondary data, the statutes, case report and few responses from the interviews conducted. The findings of the paper reveal that the Nigerian Cybercrime Act 2015 has adequately addressed cybercrimes, but requires some amendments, particularly in the context of cyber warfare in relation to NCII. The paper recommends that the country should embark on public enlightenment on the danger of these attacks.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 810/14246
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria, cybercrime, critical information infrastructure, Cybercrime Act 2015.
Subjects: K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Depositing User: Prof. Dr Ida Madieha Abdul Ghani Azmi
Date Deposited: 02 May 2017 16:28
Last Modified: 02 May 2017 16:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/14246

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