FG moves to amend Cybercrime Act over threat of AI, other emerging technologies

The National Security Adviser, Mr. Nuhu Ribadu, has said that the Federal Government is currently putting measures in place to amend the 2015 Cybercrimes Act to cater to issues emanating from emerging technologies such as AI.

Ribadu disclosed this on Wednesday at a two-day conference by the Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN) in Abuja, under the theme “Cybersecurity: A Digital Transformative Tool in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals’’.

Represented by the Manager of Nigeria Computer Emergency Response Team (ngCERT), Dr. Bala Fakandu, Ribadu recognized the existence of emerging technologies that bad state actors are already leveraging to perpetrate cybercrimes.