Secure NYSC Data, Financial Information, Account Officers told

Accounts Officers of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have been urged to be vigilant and also safeguard the Scheme’s online financial transactions always.

The Director-General of NYSC, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, gave the charge at a workshop themed: “The importance and Challenges of Cyber Security in the Transaction of Public Business in the 21st Century,” held in Abuja.

Ibrahim, in a statement by Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi, the spokesperson for the Scheme, noted that the phenomenal rise and sophistication of cybercrimes call for vigilance on the part of NYSC financial operators, to secure the Scheme’s data networks and devices from hackers.

The Director-General, noted that Management is poised to address the challenges and dangers posed by cyber criminalities, while also entrenching transparency in NYSC financial administration.

He advised the participants to “use the workshop to evolve ways to prevent the vulnerability of NYSC Financial Information uploaded on the internet, develop and nurture a culture of cyber security, as well as guard jealousy, your log-on details including your passwords.”

The Director, Finance and Accounts, Mr Mkinebari Adokor, said Federal Government developed GIFMIS and Remita Platforms for payment for goods and services.

He that, “there was the need to educate and enlighten NYSC Finance Officers on various internet-related dangers and challenges and also fashion out robust ways of protecting networks, programmes and devices from attacks or unauthorized access in order to sustain confidentiality and reliability in the net.”

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