Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Nigeria may suffer shortfall of cyber security experts by 2020 - Expert

The most populous black nation, Nigeria may have shortage of cyber security experts in the next five years, according to Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN) reports ITRealms.

The president, CSEAN, Mr. Remi Afon, made this disclosure while announcing the forthcoming workshop of his group slated in Abuja, saying there will be a 1.5 million shortfall of cyber security experts by the year 2020.

In a press statement by the CSEAN president in Abuja said the group was planning to organise training for stakeholders in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sub sector of the economy.

He said the training is expected to empower participants to combat cyber-crimes in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) including the private sector.

Afon also noted the scheduled three-day capacity building would serve as the association's contribution to cyber security development in the country, stressing it would provide participants with basic skills to build knowledge and skills against cyber-attacks.

"Through lecture, hands-on lab exercises, and group discussion, participants will gain a foundational perspective on the challenges of designing cyber security program, implementing secure systems, and other factors needed for a comprehensive cyber security solution,” he said.

Afon emphasised that the training will cover all modules required to pass the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) internationally recognised Global Cyber Security Fundamental Certificate exams.

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Pic: Remi Afon, CSEAN president

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