Mitiget, a renowned information security company, reiterates its commitment to safeguarding Nigerian youth from cyber threats as it launches its 2023 Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The primary objective of this initiative is to equip students with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate an increasingly digital world safely.
During Global Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, the world’s attention is always focused on online safety. Mitiget took an active part in educating young people about internet safety, making it a critical component of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program which aims to improve internet safety for Nigerian youngsters, highlighting Mitiget’s long-standing commitment to cybersecurity education.
On October 19, 2023, students, teachers, and the school administrator attended the summit held at Victory Grammar School in Ikeja, Lagos. this is to critically educate young people about cyber-risks since an increasing number of devices are linked and storing sensitive data. Although there is no 100% guarantee against digital assaults, but being aware of the risks can help save people’s lives, property, and future generations.
Mr. Sunday Paimo, the principal of Victory Grammar School, gave a warm welcome to Mitiget and its team praising the company’s uncommon dedication to spreading awareness about online safety. He also admonished the school’s stakeholders participating in the summit to learn from the summit so they could be ambassadors at home and in society at large.
Mr. Sunny Ukeachu, the CEO of Mitiget, addressing those in attendance stressed that cybercrime is on the rise worldwide due to increased devices, social media use, cloud storage, digital downloads, and mobile and online payments. He stated that because personal and financial data is everywhere, the bad guys are getting smarter at exploiting them. Teaching them further, he guided the participants to ensure that their computers, laptops, and mobile devices used for learning and doing other productive things are not vulnerable to malware, ransomware, and phishing attacks. Mr. Ukeachu gave them tips on outsmarting hackers and encouraged active participation in creating a safer online environment and becoming advocates for cybersecurity within their respective communities.