The Cybercrime Advisory Council (CAC) was established under the Cybercrimes Act 2015 and saddled with the responsibility for the formulation and provision of general policy guidelines for preventing and combating cybercrimes, and the promotion of cyber security in Nigeria
The Cybercrime Advisory Council comprises of a representative each of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies listed under the First Schedule of the Cybercrimes Act 2015.
Section 43 of the Cybercrimes Act 2015 mandates the council:
1. To create an enabling environment for members to share knowledge, experience, intelligence and information on a regular basis and shall provides recommendations on issues relating to the prevention and combating of cybercrimes and the promotion of cyber security in Nigeria.
2. To formulate and provide general policy guidelines for the implementation of the provisions of the Cybercrimes Act 2015.
3. To advise on measures to prevent and combat computer related offences, cybercrimes, threats to national cyberspace and other cyber security related issues.
4. To establish a program to award grants to institutions of higher education to establish Cybersecurity Research Centers to support the development of new Cybersecurity defences, techniques and processes in the real-world environment.
5.To promote Graduate Traineeships in Cybersecurity and Computer and Network Security Research and Development.