By: Joy Odor/Abuja
The U.S. Embassy’ offices of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs-INL and the Information Resource Management-IRM has organized a seminar for young people on cyber safety awareness with a call to all and sundry to take control of their internet image.
The U.S. Embassy Chargé D’Affaires-CDA, Ms. Kathleen FitzGibbon who made the call at the seminar to commemorated ‘Cyber Security Awareness Month 2019’ with the Theme “Own IT, Secure IT and Protect IT” which attracted students and teachers from ten secondary schools and two universities in Abuja, said the danger of uploading every image to where you are, event your attending, your traveling would embarrass you later in life.
According to Ms. Kathleen FitzGibbon, people can misuse profile; therefore, people need to own who they are on the internet.
She advised that people should be careful about what kind of picture they use because even if they take it down, it doesn’t mean it has not been seen or downloaded by someone, and it could be used against the person.
CDA FitzGibbon stressed the importance of protecting personal information, saying, there are a lot of bad actors on the internet after your personal information, after your bank account information, and they are after you for other reasons.
Given the closing overview, Colonel Tayo Adesuyi from the Office of the National Security Advisory was of the opinion that cyber security is everybody business as much as responsibility is at every level in term of cyber security.
According to him, what government can do is to bring up polices and strategies on how to follow institutions, to educate people and ensure that certain standard are maintained Embassy in exposing and training Nigeria young people in cyber security.
He appealed that the training should be replicated to other stated of the federation to enhance capacity intern of future generation.
The seminar was organized in partnership with the International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria-ICLDNG, Office of The National Security Advisory Nigeria, and The Federal Ministry of Justice, Cyber Crime Advisory Council.