The role of information and communication technology (ICT) in this present dispensation
cannot be over emphasised as the world is viewed as a global village and people as virtual
villagers. Cybercrime is a threat to individuals, a nation’s security and financial health as
well. The economic loss caused by cybercrimes like phishing, social media identity theft,
insider threat, cyber terrorism and the cost of system repairs caused by cyber-attacks runs
into billions of naira every year. The rapid growth of ICT in the world has made countries
to take precautionary measures in order to protect critical information and their national
security at large and it is for this reason that nations seek to ensure the security of the
cyberspace through the practice of cybersecurity. Nigeria recognizes cyberspace as the fifth
domain amongst the other four domains like land, sea, air and space which exists in every
nation. Now irrespective of the international nature of the cyberspace, the state which is
Nigeria in this case is the sole source of responsibility for the personal security of its citizens.
It has been said that we cannot fight today’s crime with yesterday’s technology and it is based
on this premise that this study is undertaken. This paper seeks to expatiate on the concepts
of cybercrime and cybersecurity, to analyse cybercrime and its threat to cybersecurity based
on the premise of its impact and to further examine the challenges of cybersecurity and
proffersolutions/recommendations that will help to curb cybercrimes in the Nigerian society.
Keywords: Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Cyberspace, Information Communication
Berepubo, A. & Samuel, O (2019). CYBERCRIME AND THE THREAT TO CYBERSECURITY: A STUDY OF NIGERIA. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/cybercrime-and-the-threat-to-cybersecurity-a-study-of-nigeria
Berepubo, Araifie, and Oni Samuel "CYBERCRIME AND THE THREAT TO CYBERSECURITY: A STUDY OF NIGERIA" Afribary. Afribary, 14 Aug. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/cybercrime-and-the-threat-to-cybersecurity-a-study-of-nigeria. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.
Berepubo, Araifie, and Oni Samuel . "CYBERCRIME AND THE THREAT TO CYBERSECURITY: A STUDY OF NIGERIA". Afribary, Afribary, 14 Aug. 2019. Web. 27 Jul. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/cybercrime-and-the-threat-to-cybersecurity-a-study-of-nigeria >.
Berepubo, Araifie and Samuel, Oni . "CYBERCRIME AND THE THREAT TO CYBERSECURITY: A STUDY OF NIGERIA" Afribary (2019). Accessed July 27, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/cybercrime-and-the-threat-to-cybersecurity-a-study-of-nigeria