An international Information Security Conference, named Ngsecure 2016, is billed to take place in Lagos in July this year.
The conference is expected to set the pace in understanding and tackling CyberSecurity in Nigeria and across the globe, because in today’s global village there is the need to address issues of security in the cyberspace holistically.
According to the Conference Director, Mr. Kayode Eyinade, “New and innovative surveillance and monitoring systems have become very imperative with the increasing sophistication of criminal and terrorist acts. Globally, next to terrorism, socio-economic wise, CyberSecurity challenges pose the next major threat to humanity. Nigeria is strategic to the CyberSecurity campaign, being the largest internet user in Africa.”
“Out of the estimated 3.5billion internet users in the world, Nigeria records 67,101,452 million in a population of more than 170 million, which is about 37 per cent internet penetration. The non-existence of a national policy on information security or even the guidelines on monitoring and censoring internet content, makes CyberSecurity a daunting task,” Eyinade said.
InfoSecurityNigeria Conference 2016 will bring to the table all security issues.
“These critical issues will be highlighted, discussed and dissected by thoughtful leaders and professional players in the field of ICT, Telecommunication, Financial Services, Civil Services, National Security, Law Enforcement Agencies, Judiciary, and the Legislature,” he added.
Security, Money Laundering, Data Breaches, Electronic Fraud, Cyber Laws and Compliance Legislation, Social Media Security, National Identity and Privacy Issues in today’s changing security landscape will be discussed at the conference and solutions proffered.
“Cyber threats no doubt have evolved and increased exponentially, occurring on a more frequent basis and with greater sophistication than ever,” Eyinade said, adding: “Because financial and almost all institutions are now dependent on cyber technology for critical operations, they are ordinarily exposed to vulnerabilities that need to be anticipated and managed. These are necessities that gave birth to Diffensore Consulting, organisers of NgSecure Conference 2016,”he said.
Discussants and special guests include: the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase; member, Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Prof. Femi Odekunle; and a Cybersecurity expert, Prof. Olumide Longe. Many international CyberSecurity experts are also on the bill.
Organisations and firms that have products and services for business technology, disaster recovery, data security, anti-virus intrusion detection, among others, can use the opportunity of the conference to exhibit their products and services, Eyinade said.
The co-founder of the Lagos Business School and Founder of Centre for Values and Leadership, Prof. Pat Utomi, will chair the conference.