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CYBERSECURITY CHALLENGES IN NIGERIA: THE WAY FORWARD
Oforji, Jerome C., Udensi, Ezinne J. and Ibegbu Kelechi C.

ABSTRACT
Cybersecurity is the guard of cyberspace and other associated technologies, from records and electronic data to the physical structures and security systems. Cybersecurity in Nigeria is a vital aspect of protecting/guarding the organizations and businesses in the country. It is imperative for every small, medium and large scale businesses organization in the country to strengthen their cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is of rising significance. The importance of cybersecurity is as a result of the increasing dependence on computer systems and the Internet, wireless networks like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and the development of "smart" devices, as part of the Internet of Things. This paper, however, looks at the cybersecurity, its challenges in the country and it also made several recommendations on the way forward such as the need for the ethical hackers, education on the ethics of using the internet and enacting laws to guard against various types of cyber and internet-related crimes.


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The Beam journal of arts and science
ISSN: 1118-5953 www.uaspolysok.edu.ng/jounal