ICT still remains the main driver of economic development of countries. The appropriate use of ICT is a game-changer that can quickly fast-track sustainable development in all endeavours in Nigeria. Unfortunately, there are skill gaps in this area. Consequently, the University Senate, at its 440th meeting held on 30th August 2018 approved the establishment of the School of Computing and Information Technology which is now known as the School of Information and Communication Technology.
The department of Cybersecurity was created as one of the departments in the School of Information and Communication Technology. In the year 2019, the department admitted its first set of pioneering students who have since begun lectures in the university. The first and current Head of Department of Cybersecurity is Engr. Dr Ondoma James Onojo.