Global Accelerex Trains Nigerian Security Agencies on Cyber Crime

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Emma Okonji

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Program, Global Accelerex Limited, a Central Bank of Nigeria-licenced Payment Terminal Service Provider and Payment Solution Service Provider, is set to train security agencies on cybercrime. The event, which will hold on July 25, 2018, in Abuja, is expected to enrich participants’ knowledge of the cyberspace and increase their versatility in dealing with on-line crime.

The collaboration was borne out of the company’s desire to rid the nation of cyber criminals who continue to bring the country’s name into disrepute.

In addition to learning about cyber vulnerability, attendees would also learn about insider threats and sophisticated cyber adversaries.

The forum will host more than 30 participants including officials of the Nigerian Police, Nigerian Armed Forces, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, State Security Service, National Intelligence Agency and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

Others are Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Defence Intelligence Agency and Nigerian Custom Service.
“We applaud the effort of the Nigerian government in combating cybercrime and securing lives and property in the country.

“Global Accelerex is driven to compliment this effort to ensure that Nigeria is rid of these miscreants so that citizens can enjoy the cyberspace with the peace of mind they deserve.

“It is absolutely critical that we support security operations so that Nigerians can use the internet freely, which is why this training is vital”, the Chief Technology Officer of the company, Mr. Stanley Peters said.

The National Security Adviser commended the initiative by Global Accelerex, saying the move will definitely impact positively on the officers and the nation in general.

He added that continuous training was critical to stay ahead of criminals even as he revealed that attendees have shown a high level of enthusiasm at this unique opportunity.

Keynote speakers that will bring their experience to bear are Mr. Tahmeed Rab, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Kaizen Solutions Group, Baltimore, USA and Mr. Peter Obadare, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Digital Encode.