Lagos — Chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, Prof. James Momoh has called for inclusion of cybersecurity in the academic curriculum of tertiary institutions.
Mr Michael Faloseyi, the Assistant General Manager, Government, External and Industry Relations of NERC quoted Momoh while speaking at a conference on Saturday.
Momoh said: “There is the need for an institutional and legal framework in place so that cyber activists and potential attackers will recognise this so as to protect our critical infrastructure “.
He described cyber-physical system as networks of interconnected computers used to run critical and sensitive infrastructure and services like banking, hospitals, aviation, and electricity supply, among others.
He, therefore, reiterated the need for appropriate policy, regulatory and legal frameworks to forestall an attack on the cyber-physical systems in Nigeria, “Which could be devastating on the economy and security architecture,” he said.
He also urged government to put in place institutional and legal frameworks to prevent cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure.