Authors: Ahmed Abubakar Aliyu
Affiliation: Wuhan University, Kaduna State University


Keywords: Cybersecurity, Digital literacy, National Security, Cyber Crime, Cyber hygiene
ABSTRACT. The digital revolution has presented significant opportunities, but it has also introduced new threats, such as cybercrime. Nigeria is facing substantial cyber threats, which cost billions of Naira and impact individuals and businesses. The challenges include inadequate awareness, weak legal frameworks, limited digital literacy, and poor cyber hygiene. To enhance cybersecurity in Nigeria, a multi-pronged approach is necessary. This includes advanced cybersecurity tools, robust legal frameworks, education campaigns, capacity building, and public-private partnerships. Success stories from other countries, such as Singapore and Kenya, offer valuable lessons for Nigeria. Therefore, this paper proposes a multi-pronged framework to improve cybersecurity in Nigeria. By adopting these frameworks and best practices as well as working together, Nigeria can create a secure and prosperous digital future.


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