Mrs Olusola Obada, the Minister of State for Defence, in Abuja on Tuesday urged security agencies and stakeholders to develop the ability to detect and respond to cyber crime.
Obada made the call in a keynote address at the two- day World Cyber Security Conference 2012, organised by the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) in collaboration with New Horizons Systems Solutions.
She said "as the tools and techniques developed by cyber criminals continue to become more sophisticated, it is imperative that we also continue to develop the ability to detect and respond timely too, to these threats and intrusions, while increasing the cost to the attacker."
The minister, who was represented by Mr Abiodun Salami, Director (Navy), Ministry of Defence, said the ability to track objects in space and monitor own spacecraft was vital.
Obada said it was incumbent on the security agencies to develop and enhance their capabilities to discern and identify warnings of hostile actions in space for necessary passage of same to appropriate authorities.