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 four (4) units: ADAPTI Coordination and Monitoring Unit (ADC&M), Cyber Security Unit (CS), New Technology Assessment Unit (NTA) and the Internet Governance Unit. (IG)
Second (2nd) Floor,
Nigerian Communications Commission
Plot 423 Aguiyi Ironsi Street,
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
Engr. Haru Al-Hassan
We support the security of the nation’s cyber space and encourage access to innovative technologies.
To support the development of strategies, principles, standards and guidelines that ensures integrity of the nation’s cyber space and interactive digital media.
We will achieve this through improving the cyber and information security of the digital information infrastructure, carrying out an informed technological assessment of emerging technologies, championing provision of ICT skills for academics/administrators, 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 policies, laws, regulations, other documents and frameworks, on cyber security.
- Champion the development and implementation of cyber security initiatives towards monitoring, detecting, analyzing, responding to cyber security incidents and improving the Communications Industry's security posture.
- 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.
- 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.
- Contribute to the Commission’s policy and strategic initiatives by facilitating, developing, and implementing projects, structures and policies towards better Internet governance, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
- 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, which stems from the constructive analysis of their adoption all through to maturity.
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 48 hours of receipt of request.
Feedback on status is provided, in writing, via email within 72 hours of receipt of request, 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 holds online meetings and receives 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, 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 coordinates and monitors the Commission-sponsored Advanced Digital Appreciation Programme for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI) training for academics and senior administrators in tertiary institutions, and DAP-TEA (Digital Appreciation Programme for Teachers and Education Administrators) training in selected secondary schools across the country in collaboration with Digital Bridge Institute (DBI). The trainings are intended to equip beneficiaries with functional ICT skills that enable them improve their work output, improve quality of learning in their domains, and by extension their careers.
The department equally collaborates with relevant identified partners on issues that border on cyber security, facilitating intelligence gathering and exchange of information to enable efficient operations for all stakeholders involved. Furthermore, the cyber security awareness programmes provide an avenue to increase knowledge of the general public and staff of the Commission, on how to be safe online and areas to safeguard against compromise.
- Federal Ministry of Communications Technology
- Nigerian Internet Service Providers
- Nigerian Communications Service Providers
- Nigerian Communications Service Consumers
- Nigerian internet Registry Association
- Office of the National Security Adviser
- Internet Governance Organizations
- Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON)
- Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON)
- Nigerian Police Force
- Members of Staff
GRIEVANCE REDRESS MECHANISM
Stakeholders are enjoined to seek redress by calling or preferably writing to the Officer whose details are listed below:
New Media & Information Security Department,
Nigerian Communications Commission,
Plot 432,Aguiyi Ironsi Street,
Tel: 09-4617318; 09-4617000