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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

CYSEC-NG 2017: Cyber Security experts converge in Lagos

The 2017 edition of the Cyber Security Challenge Nigeria (CYSEC NG), would gather cyber security experts for two days in Lagos, reports ITRealms.

The event, ITRealms gathered is being being organised by Upgraded Era Solutions at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, between October 25 and 26 2017, in collaboration and partnership with government and non-government agencies.

ITRealms recalled that last year, the maiden edition of the conference and Hackathon competition, saw stakeholders from National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), International Institute of Professional Security (IIPS), Centre for Strategic Cyberspace + Security Science (CSCSS), The Nigerian police, Wanoster, British High Commission, Afrocet Montgomery of Securex West Africa, Lagos State Government, financial institutions, Academic institutions, Directors, CEOs, GMs, IT department heads, Digital Forensic Investigators, hackers, Penetration Testers, Leading Industry Vendors and many more. During its 2-day duration, over 500 guests comprising techpreneurs, key IT personnel from different companies, students, and international IT investors were in attendance live and via our online channels.

Affirming this, the Managing Director of Upgraded Era Solutions, Mr Victor Idonor, notes that building on the success of its debut edition, and continuing with its objective to building a viable IT/ cyber security professional base for Nigeria, Cyber Security Challenge will host a wider scope of prestigious experts from more agencies, organizations and notable passionate individuals including the Wali of Borno State.

This year, CYSEC NG will also feature the launching of its big project tagged: ‘Green shield for Nigeria’s cyber space’, industry experts’ like presentations on cyber security latest trends and way forward as it relates to the theme of the event. In addition, the cyber security conference and hackathon will see the return of battle for tje Ultimate CYSECA - a high level hacking competition where qualified participants lurks horns for grand cash prizes.

Idonor said, “Our maiden conference in 2016 was an exciting one and a huge success that validated our commitment to further create this platform for connecting Nigeria’s best and brightest to the cyber security industry. Bring together all stakeholders in the I.T security industry to deliberate the most logical way to address the forever growing cybercrime wave recorded within and outside Nigeria.

In an interview session during CYSEC NG 2016 with the Assistant Commissioner of Police for Lagos state, ACP. Johnson W. Adenola in his declared, he saw the conference as a novel idea, an excellent initiative by Upgraded Era, considering the issues raised, it will benefit the Nigerian society as a whole.

“We of the Nigerian Police Force have a lot to benefit from this and will like to take it up from here,” he said.

Stressing that the dimension of Cybercrime in the country is unimaginable and assured of police leadership willingliness to partner with Upgraded Era and looking up to more collaboration with the CYSEC NG body.

Chuks Egbune/GEE
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