Forum to Discuss Cybersecurity


Ngsecure 2016, an international Information Security Conference, is billed to take place in Lagos on July 26 and 27, 2016, according to the Conference Director, Kayode Eyinade.

“With the increasing sophistication of criminal and terrorist acts, 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,” Eyinade said.

According to Eyinade, out of the estimated 3.5 billion 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, among others, makes cybersecurity a daunting task,” Enyiade added.

InfoSecurityNigeria Conference (NgSecure) 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.

security, money laundering, data breaches, electronic fraud, cyber laws and compliance legislation, socia media security, national identity and privacy issues in today’s changing security landscape will be combed 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 DIFENSORE Consulting, organisers of NGSECURE Conference 2016.”

The target areas are banks, telecoms, IT organisations, lawyers, Information Technology (IT) personnel in various industries, educational institutions, journalists and civil society organisations. It will be the largest gathering of professionals and academics.

Panel sessions on technology and corruption will be featured at the conference.
Former Director, Cyber-security, Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), Basil Udotai, will be on the panel. Another Cybersecurity expert, Mr. Segun Olugbile, will also lend his renowned expertise on the panel.

Discussants and attendees include the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, the former Inspector-General of Police Solomon Arase; a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Prof. Femi Odekunle; a cybersecurity expert, Professor Olumide Longe, among others.

The conference would be chaired by the Political Economist, Prof Pat Utomi, and he will be supported by a sizeable number of international cybersecurity experts.