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ACCA members visits OAuGF
Management Staff of the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation and members of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) on Thursday 30th January, 2018.
ACCA members visits OAuGF
ACCA members visits OAuGF
ACCA members visits OAuGF
Auditor-General for the Federation, Mr. A. M. Ayine (3rd from right) and members of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) during their courtesy visit to the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation on Thursday 30th January, 2018.
ACCA members visits OAuGF
ACCA members visits OAuGF
ICAN President visits OAuGF
Auditor-General for the Federation, Mr. A. M. Ayine (right) and The 53rd President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Alhaji Ismaila Zakari during the latter's visit to Audit House on 19th January, 2018.
ICAN President visits OAuGF
ICAN President visits OAuGF
ICAN President visits OAuGF
Auditor-General for the Federation, Mr. A. M. Ayine (4th from right), 53rd ICAN President, Alhaji Ismaila Zakari with some Executive members of ICAN at Audit House on Friday 19th January, 2018.
ICAN President visits OAuGF
ICAN President visits OAuGF
ICAN President visits OAuGF
Cross section of officials of the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation during the courtesy visit by ICAN President, Alhaji Ismaila Zakari to Audit House on Friday 19th January, 2018.
ICAN President visits OAuGF
ICAN President visits OAuGF
AuGF at the NASS
Auditor-General for the Federation, Mr. A. M. Ayine (Front row, 2nd from left), Dir. Treasury Department, Mr. Ismail A. Adeleye (Front row, 1st from left), Dir. Revenue Sector, Mr. A. Aghughu (Front row, 3rd from left), Dir. Education & Research, Mrs. O. Odusanya (Back row, 1st from left) during budget defence at the National Assembly Abuja on...
AuGF at the NASS
AuGF at the NASS
AuGF visits Central Bank of Nigeria
Officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation during a courtesy visit by the Auditor-General for the Federation to the Central Bank Governor on Tuesday 19th December, 2017.
AuGF visits Central Bank of Nigeria
AuGF visits Central Bank of Nigeria
AuGF visits Central Bank of Nigeria
The Auditor-General for the Federation (AuGF), Mr. A. M. Ayine (right) and Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele during a courtesy visit by the AuGF to the Central Bank on Tuesday 19th December, 2017
AuGF visits Central Bank of Nigeria
AuGF visits Central Bank of Nigeria
OAuGF IPSAS/RAM Training
The Auditor-General for the Federation speaking during IPSAS/RAM Training of Audit Staff at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria, Abuja on 12th December, 2017
OAuGF IPSAS/RAM Training
OAuGF IPSAS/RAM Training
OAuGF IPSAS/RAM Training
Officials of the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria during IPSAS/RAM training of Audit staff on Tuesday 12th December, 2017.
OAuGF IPSAS/RAM Training
OAuGF IPSAS/RAM Training
Chief Operation, UNICEF visits OAUGF
The Auditor-General for the Federation, Mr. A. M. Ayine (right) and Chief of Operation, UNICEF Nigeria, Mr. Wilberforce Tengey during the latter's visit to Audit House on 11th December, 2017
Chief Operation, UNICEF visits OAUGF
Chief Operation, UNICEF visits OAUGF
Chief Operation, UNICEF visits OAUGF
Officials of both Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation and UNICEF Nigeria on Monday 11th December, 2017 at Audit House.
Chief Operation, UNICEF visits OAUGF
Chief Operation, UNICEF visits OAUGF
International Anti-Corruption Day
The Auditor-General for the Federation, Mr. A. M. Ayine (center) during the International Anti-Corruption Day Walk Awareness on Monday 11th December, 2017.
International Anti-Corruption Day
International Anti-Corruption Day
International Anti-Corruption Day
Awareness Walk  to commemorate the International Anti-Corruption Day on Monday 11th December, 2017
International Anti-Corruption Day
International Anti-Corruption Day
World Bank Regional Procurement Manager visits OAuGF
The Auditor-General for the Federation, Mr. A. M. Ayine (left) and World Bank Regional Procurement Manager, Mr. V. S Krishnakumar at Audit House Abuja.
World Bank Regional Procurement Manager visits OAuGF
World Bank Regional Procurement Manager visits OAuGF
World Bank Financial Mgt Team visits OAuGF
Auditor-General for the Federation, Mr. A. M. Ayine (3rd from right) with World Bank Financial Management Team, during their visit to Audit House on 6th December, 2017.
World Bank Financial Mgt Team visits OAuGF
World Bank Financial Mgt Team visits OAuGF
World Bank Financial Mgt Team visits OAuGF
Auditor-General for the Federation, Mr. A. M. Ayine and officials of OAuGF with members of World Bank Financial Management Team on Wednesday 6th December, 2017 at Audit House
World Bank Financial Mgt Team visits OAuGF
World Bank Financial Mgt Team visits OAuGF
AuGF visits UK NAO
Auditor-General for the Federation, A. M. Ayine with Audit team and PACs Chairmen during their study visit to UK National Audit Office.
AuGF visits UK NAO
AuGF visits UK NAO
AuGF visits UK NAO
Auditor-General of the National Audit Office of United Kingdom (UK), Sir Amyas Morse speaking during the study visit by the Auditor-General for the Federation to the UK
AuGF visits UK NAO
AuGF visits UK NAO
World Bank Procurement Group visits OAuGF
Auditor-General for the Federation (AuGF), A. M. Ayine (2nd from right) with Chief A. Bayo (2nd from left), Mr. S.E Osoba (1st right) and Mr. A. Adeniyi (1st left), all members of World Bank Procurement Group during their courtesy visit to the AuGF
World Bank Procurement Group visits OAuGF
World Bank Procurement Group visits OAuGF
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Protocol/Greetings

I would like to thank the Commandant of the National Defence College for inviting me to this very important workshop on a contemporary subject matter, “Cyber Crime: ‘Threats and Counter Measures’”.

Invariably, we are talking about crime on the Internet and how to mitigate against it. Since the conception of the Internet in the 1960s and up to its commercialization in 1990s, it has become a veritable instrument of societal good for effective military defence and the promotion of economic opportunities for citizens.

Being a network of independent networks and as probably the greatest invention of mankind, Internet has enhanced communication, governance, banking, finance, agriculture, health care, commerce among many other sectors. As at today, more than 3.7billion people (54%) are connected globally with Internet economy value in excess of $4.3trillion. In Nigeria with more than 90m people (50%) connected (which is the highest number of people connected to the Internet in Africa), Internet engenders economic value of more than $40billion.

With the advent of Internet of Things, many more things are expected to be connected and the reality of the real world scenarios faces us more glaringly with respect to crime and how to combat it. As we all know crime has been on since the advent of man and addressing it effectively has been a challenge for authorities till date. Gladly, the UN Human Rights Council in its resolution of July 5, 2012 indicated that whatever rights apply offline, apply on-line, so, treatment of crimes online requires equal, if not more aggressive counter measures as we see offline.

Some crimes being committed on line include: theft of classified information, identity theft, child pornography, distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack, destruction of communication and military infrastructure through methods such as phishing, spoofing, man-in-the-middle attack, pharming, Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) utilizing malwares, trojans, botnets, social engineering and weak organisational awareness and cybersecurity governance framework. Many countries, organizations and individuals around the world are victims of cyber attacks including the US, Estonia, Nigeria, Sony, Yahoo, US National Democratic Congress etc. We experience cyber attacks every day on our Datacentre servers but we have been able to successfully repel those attacks for the past four (4) years.

As I said earlier, just as crime is in our real world, so is it prevalent in the cyber world. As we continue to address it daily in our communities, so must we address same online. As there is no 100% crime free society, so is it that the Internet cannot be 100% free of crime but we can do a good job countering the threat it poses to our networks and by extension our security and lives.

My advice with respect to counter measures is to ensure that each organisation has a cybersecurity strategy and policy that determines what it should do in the event of any emergency. Staff should be fully aware of the wimps of social engineering and phishing attacks that make highly respected organisations loose reputation. Passwords policy should be strong and subject to change regularly. Servers should be hardened with firewalls and configured to provide maximum safeguard against rogue Internet Protocol (IP) identifiers. Systems should be updated regularly with the latest Internet security firewalls. And very importantly, systems should be audited periodically to ensure that controls are in place and that they are working as expected.

The Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation takes the issue of IT Audit seriously hence the creation of a new department, the Emerging Issue Audit Department in the Office to address this. In that direction, we carried out a few pilot IT Audit of certain Agencies of government and the result of the exercise was that Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) (especially security agencies) need to do more to secure their systems and mitigate the threats of cyber crimes. We believe effective local and foreign partnership is very important in combating cyber crime, hence my recommendation for the Law enforcement and defence Agencies to be active in governance of the Domain Name System (DNS) in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and in the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development looking at how government can evolve collaborative policy frameworks that would mitigate cyber crime.

I’ve no doubt that this 2-day workshop will provoke thoughts and provide practical ideas on how to effectively address the threat posed by cyber crime to our people, infrastructure, critical assets and to our economy.

I wish you successful deliberations.