KPMG Organises Cyber Security Conference

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Ugo Aliogo and Gloria Onoja

As part of efforts to help organisations build a more resilient cyber ecosystem, which will tackle cyber risks, KPMG will be organising the 2017 Pan Africa Cyber Security Conference.

Disclosing this at a media briefing in Lagos recently, the Partner and Head of Technology Advisory, Joseph Tegbe, said the conference was aimed at discussing cyber security as it affects organisations due to failure of technology systems, adding that cyber risks arises from financial losses which was on the increase and it should be taken seriously.

Tegbe who also noted that the conference which would hold on May 4, with the theme; ‘Security and Resilience in a Digital World’, said developed nations were taking issues of cyber-security seriously. He therefore said the purpose of the conference was aimed at discussing cyber security and resilience as it affects financial institutions, government, private bodies and individuals.

In his remarks, the Partner of Technology Advisory, Adeboye Ademola, said the event which has five different sessions would include presentations, panel sessions, and cyber game simulation to give people an opportunity to reflect on a real life or a pseudo real life cyber security event, adding that there would also be a publication launch titled; “Building Cyber Security and Resilience in a Digital World” on the same day.

“The participants will have opportunity to viewed demos of leading cyber security solution. There are revolutions in cyber security as some are relevant to the environment. There are demos for participants locally and internationally,” he noted.

Continuing, Ademola stated that the keynote address would be delivered by the ICT Secretary, Ministry of Information Communication and Technology, Kenya, Dr. Katherine Getao, stating that there would also be speakers from East Africa, South Africa and Europe who would give an international perspective on the issue of cyber security.

The event will attract a variety of top level participants from across various sectors; including financial services institutions, energy, telecommunications, manufacturing and other stakeholders with and interest in the cyber security space.