Lagos launches cyber security toolkit for small businesses

May 10, 2019
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The Lagos State Ministry of Justice Friday introduced a cyber security toolkit, a free online resource that small businesses can use to significantly reduce their cyber risk and curtail cybercrime.

The toolkit, which was developed in partnership with Mastercard, is expected to provide real-world tools and clear directions for taking immediate action for reducing cyber risk.

It is a joint effort of the Lagos State Ministry of Justice and the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), an international, cross-sector effort dedicated to eradicating cyber risk and improving the connected world.

Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice Lagos State, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem SAN, who spoke at the launch in Lagos, described the toolkit as “a great asset to small businesses.”

“The major driving force for the deployment of the cyber security toolkit for small businesses in Lagos State is its apparent potential to reduce cybercrime, which in-turn has a significant impact on our collective gains as a Ministry that focuses on creating a crime free society,” Kazeem said.

He explained that the nature of cybercrime goes beyond national boundaries, “hence, there is need for international initiative and concerted trans-border joint actions in fighting cybercrime and also providing bulwarks against its perpetration.”

The Silk noted that “even though a business may be small, when it comes to cybercrime the risks are great.”

He urged businesses to access the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit, by visiting https://gcatoolkit.org/smallbusiness or the website of Lagos State Ministry of Justicewww.lagosministryofjustice.org for a redirection to the GCA Website.

“The Lagos State Ministry of Justice and the GCA will also be conducting a series of webinars on how to protect your business from cybercrime. Details will be announced on Lagos MoJ website soon,” Kazeem said.

He added that it will be regularly updated with input from users, industry experts and public and private partners across the globe.

The toolkit was first launched in New York and London on February 19, where its importance to Cybersecurity was praised by City of London Police Commissioner Ian Dyson; Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus Vance, Jr. and Philip Reitinger, President and CEO of Global Cyber Alliance.

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