The Nigerian education sector embraced online solutions to cater for an improved record management system, e-result checker, and eLearning platform. However, this has led to increased vulnerabilities in portals of universities and other higher institutions of learning. This is according to Nsikak Joseph Nelson, CEO Silex Secure. According to Nelson, Silex secure investigators have revealed that the education sector is among the most vulnerable industries in Nigeria because it lags behind in addressing known problems. They warn that intruders could exploit known gaps to alter student records, increase incidences of identity theft, and leverage these vulnerabilities to launch massive attacks that could compromise data and even shut down portals of higher institutions. The major beneficiaries of such exploit are the students. Some of these students will do all it takes to discover vulnerabilities so they can alter records to suite their personal interests. This is according to Nelson. According to Nelson, some big questions were raised by students at an undisclosed educational institution. The students approached Nelson with the following question, which he provided answers to. Can a cyber criminal hack into a University to change my score? “As a cyber investigator who trains computer science student on cyber security […]
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