The Global Accelerex Cybercrime seminar that was organised for Nigerian security agencies in Abuja recently has been described by the seminar participants as a move that would address the challenges and rising trends of insecurity in the cyberspace.
More than 40 security officials across 15 Nigerian security agencies, attended the seminar, and they described it as very impactful in terms of the relevant sessions and quality of the presentations.
From the Nigerian Armed Forces to the Department of Space Administration, to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and the Nigeria Police, delegates exchanged experiences and gained further insight into tackling online crimes.
It afforded attendees the opportunity to learn the latest in cybercrime trends and the mitigation techniques, including cyber security art and science, defensive strategies, security operations centre (SOC), risk management and penetration testing.
Commodore Hamza Ibrahim, who represented the Nigerian Navy at the event said, “Cyber security is about process, technology and people. The human element must be constantly strengthened and nurtured through continuous training and education.”
The Chief Superintendent of Police, Aminudeen Muhammad, spoke on the importance of keeping abreast with the latest technological advancement.
Participants also proffered methods of reinforcing security defence architecture to prevent attacks from happening.
The Executive Director, Business Development and COO of Global Accelerex, Kayode Ariyo, reiterated the company’s commitment to support programmes that would make the cyber space safe for all.
“By investing in people, our security apparatus will be stronger and stay ahead of cyber criminals. We are confident that the forum will help to further improve the strategies employed in the course of duty and make the cyberspace safer for all,” Ariyo said.
While emphasising the importance of the public and private sector jointly engaging in the fight against cyber criminals, the Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer of Global Accelerex, Stanley Ugochukwu Peters said: “Cybersecurity is critical. We must all come together to support the effort of the government in ensuring the safety of our cyber space. We decided to compliment the endeavour by organising this seminar. The feedback from delegates have been positive and I believe we have made significant impact.”