The Managing Director of Galaxy Backbone (GBB), Professor Muhammad Abubakar has said that the Federal Government blocked over 200 cyberattacks during the Presidential and National Assembly elections held on February 25, 2023.
Abubakar spoke today, March 7, in Abuja at the opening session of a two-day Ministerial Training for GBB’s Board members and Management staffers.
He said: “on the election day alone, we were able to block more than 200 attacks and the next day, the attacks geometrically increased to about 1.2 million and all were blocked from our own businesses.”
He said that the business continuity and cyberspace protection committee was formed to guard and regulate digital activities while optimising the GBB’s Technical Services.
Abubakar said that the training is aimed at reviewing the agency’s performance while initiating alternative means of revenue generation.
The training is tagged: “Positioning the GBB Team for Effective Management and Leadership in the 4th Industrial Revolution.”
This was even as the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Pantami said that the training is aimed at evaluating and recalibrating the Galaxy Backbone Limited in regards to management and leadership for optimal outputs.
Pantami, who served as the training facilitator, applauded GBB’s approach to digital Infrastructural development while saving the cost of governance.
“In this training, I will be very much sincere with you to point out some areas where we need significant improvement.
“Training is key when it comes to improving our performance and at the same time training is key when it comes to our self-evaluation, self-judgement, self-assessment.
“We need to think out of the box to discover new areas for government revenue generation.
“We need to be proactive in our thinking, let us not maintain the same process every day when it comes to revenue generation.”
The ministry had on February 23, inaugurated a committee for cyberspace and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure protection ahead of the 2023 general elections.