NIGERIAN COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
The New Media & Information Security Department (NMIS) is a Department setup to tackle pressing new media developments and information security issues facing the country due to the rapid growth of new media technologies and the internet as an alternative source of communication.
New Media refers generally to technologies that enable digital interactivity, including on-demand access to content anytime, anywhere, on any digital device, as well as enabling interactive user feedback, creative participation and community formation around the media content. An aspect of New Media is the real-time generation of new, unregulated content which is what has enabled the fast adoption and growth of the Internet, but which also poses several new challenges.
The NMIS Department is made up of three (3) units: CyberSecurity Unit (CS), ADAPTI Coordination and Monitoring Unit and the Internet Governance Unit. (IG).
Fifth (5th) Floor,
Nigerian Communications Commission
Plot 423 Aguiyi Ironsi Street,
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
Engr. Haru Al-Hassan
To support the development of strategies, principles, standards and guidelines that ensures integrity of the nation’s cyberspace and interactive digital media.
We will achieve this through ensuring the Cyber and Information security of the nation’s digital information infrastructure; by carrying out research into emerging technologies; championing Educational Technology Innovations and facilitating the management of critical Internet resources.
- Oversee the Commission’s activities in ensuring the development of strategies, principles and guidelines to ensure integrity of the nation’s cyberspace and interactive digital media.
- Development of strategies aimed at promoting Internet penetration and effective usage in Nigeria.
- Provide strategic leadership and direction to the Commission on Internet related issues such as governance and cyber security.
- Contribute to the development and review of laws and regulations on cyber security.
- Champion the development of a cybercrime investigative, surveillance, detection and prevention capability system for the commission.
- Build and maintain strategic relationships with key agencies and bodies to define tactics that can be employed in ensuring a crime-free cyberspace.
- Coordinate and champion liaison between the Commission and the Digital Bridge Institute, and other Educational Technology Innovations in the Commission.
- Champion the identification of initiatives that can be executed by NCC to effectively support the DBI.
- Provide guidelines in the execution of activities aimed at supporting DBI in the execution of its mandate.
- Coordinate NCC’s participation at the Internet Governance Forum and update the Commission on recent developments and global responses on emerging issues.
- Define strategies aimed at improving the level of awareness of stakeholders and the general public on developments as it relates to internet governance and cyber security.
- Facilitate the development of relevant frameworks that relates to New Media technologies.
SERVICE DELIVERY TO EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL CUSTOMERS
- The Department receives requests from relevant stakeholders.
- Requests are responded to accurately and efficiently
- The Department communicates acknowledgement of receipt of request to stakeholders within 24hrs of receipt of request.
- Feedback on status is provided, in writing, via email within 48hrs of receipt of request
- 48hrs within the regular business hours Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm of the work week, weekends and public holidays not included.
- Response to request, when ready, will be sent in hard and soft copies to the stakeholder.
The New Media and Information security Department through the various approved channels holds meetings, workshops and collaborates with other agencies to organize fora to address Internet related issues.
The department holds consultative meetings with the relevant stakeholders and has an approved online platform/portal through which it plans to hold online meetings, receive public comments thus promoting the Multi-stakeholder process of policy development.
Annually, the department in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications Technology, Nigeria Internet Registry Association, and Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency organizes the Nigerian Internet Governance Forum. The Forum which holds annually is a preparatory forum where all the stakeholders convene to discuss, share productive ideas, best practices and experiences on opportunities, challenges peculiar to the country as it relates to the Internet. This leads to a harmonization of the Nigerian position which is presented at the Regional and Global IGF.
Adoptions at the Global and Regional Fora are used to drive developments, principles, rules and norms by which the Internet is governed.
The department also oversees the monitoring of the ADAPTI training programme; The Advanced Digital Awareness Programme for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI) training programme is designed to equip academics and administrators of tertiary institutions in Nigeria with functional ICT skills that will enable beneficiaries improve their work output and by extension their careers. Equally, it helps institutions improve quality of learning in their domains.
The Cyber Security awareness Training and Education for Institutions provides an avenue to increase Information & Cyber security awareness to the general public. The training is also provided for the staff of the Commission.
- Federal Ministry of Communications Technology
- Nigerian Internet Service Providers
- Nigerian Telecommunications Service Consumers
- Nigerian internet Registry Association
- Office of the National Security Adviser
- Internet Governance Organizations
- Members of Staff
GRIEVANCE REDRESS MECHANISM
Stakeholders are enjoined to seek redress by calling or preferably writing to the Nodal Officer whose details are listed below:
New Media & Information Security Department,
Nigerian Communications Commission,
Plot 432,Aguiyi Ironsi Street,
Tel: 09-4618729; 09-4617000