NITDA alerts  businesses, MDAs of possible Global cyber-attacks

The National Information Technology Development Agency’s Computer Emergency Readiness and Response Team (NITDA-CERRT) has urged all government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies to take extra security precautions by hardening their cyber defences and performing due diligence in identifying indicators of malicious activity that could affect their networks, assets, and critical national infrastructure.

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, cyber attacks on businesses and government organizations have grown, with the possibility of spillover cyber attacks against non-primary targets becoming far more frequent.

In a statement made available to newsmen, said: “There is a greater danger for countries doing business in or with these countries’ governments, as well as businesses or countries that apply sanctions or are believed to intervene.”

Therefore, Ministries Departments Agencies are advised to use the following steps to prevent such attacks.

“Carry out checks for possible vulnerabilities on their systems and implement appropriate remediations.
Always ensure software’s are updated.Carry out regular patches on all systems.

“Secure and monitor remote desktop protocol and other risky services.
Carry out awareness on cyber security best practices to sensitized employees and users of services. It said.

Organizations are however, invited to sign up for NITDA’s free web protection service, which will provide MDAs’ administrators with detailed information about the vulnerability of their web services.

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