Building a Cyber Smart Team: The Imperative for Polytechnics in Nigeria

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Building a Cyber Smart Team: The Imperative for Polytechnics in Nigeria

Building a Cyber Smart Team: The Imperative for Polytechnics in Nigeria

Augustine N. Egere
Department of Computer Science, The Polytechnic Bali, Taraba State.


As Nigeria continues to witness rapid advancements in technology and increased internet penetration, the need for a skilled and knowledgeable workforce in cybersecurity becomes crucial. This article explores the imperative for polytechnics in Nigeria to build a cyber smart team capable of addressing evolving cyber threats and safeguarding national security. It highlights the current cybersecurity landscape in Nigeria, emphasizing the rising cyber risks and their potential impact on critical infrastructure and businesses. The author further discusses the role of polytechnics in bridging the cybersecurity skills gap by offering relevant programs and courses to equip students with essential cybersecurity knowledge and practical skills. Additionally, it emphasizes the importance of collaboration between polytechnics, industry stakeholders, and government agencies to develop comprehensive cybersecurity curricula, foster research and development, and promote industry-driven training initiatives that will ensure a secure digital future.

Keywords: cybersecurity, cyber smart team, polytechnic education, Nigeria

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