By Abubakar Abdullahi
In a proactive move to fortify the digital defenses of the Gombe State Police Command, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) recently conducted an intensive five-day training program on cybersecurity and cybercrime prevention.
The training, is a collaboration between NITDA and law enforcement agencies, aiming to equip 250 police personnel with the knowledge and skills needed to combat the escalating challenges posed by cyber threats.
Commissioner of Police CP Aqua Etim, said the urgency of such training is needed in the light of increasing sophistication of cyber threats faced by law enforcement agencies.
According to CP Etim, the collaboration with NITDA is a significant milestone to stay ahead of criminals who exploit technology for malicious purposes.
In his response Abdulmalik Abubakar, Deputy Manager of Cybersecurity at NITDA said expertise and dedication has played a pivotal role in tailoring the program to address the specific needs of the Gombe State Police Command.
He also stated that the collaboration represents a fusion of technological expertise adding that their goal is to empower officers to be vigilant guardians of cyber security within their communities.
The participants were drawn from Gombe state Police command.
The comprehensive training program covered a wide array of topics, including the fundamentals of cyber security, cyber threat intelligence, digital forensics, and strategies for combating various forms of cybercrime.
At the end of the 5-day training, participants went through Practical sessions which allowed them to apply theoretical knowledge of real-world scenarios, providing a hands-on learning experience that is crucial in effectively countering digital threats.