Security operatives in the country have beckoned on Nigerians to keep abreast of latest technologies in order not to fall prey to online predators.According to them, numbering over 40 from across 15 security agencies, they gathered at the Global Accelerex Cyber Crime Seminar for Nigeria’s Security Agencies in Abuja, last week and canvassed for new model in tackling cyber breaches, which to them has become highly prevalent worldwide.
From the Nigerian Navy, Commodore Hamza Ibrahim said Cyber Security is about process, technology and people, adding: “The human element must be constantly strengthened and nurtured through continuous training and education. This seminar is therefore an avenue to build capacity and create awareness, which is critical to the improvement of security operations.”
Chief Superintendent of Police, Aminudeen Muhammad concurred with the importance of keeping abreast with the latest technological advancement. He applauded Global Accelerex for coming up with this initiative, saying it would increase efficiency and improve resilience to online threats.
Executive Director, Business Development and Chief Operating Officer of Global Accelerex, Kayode Ariyo, expressed appreciation to the Office of the National Security Adviser and all the security agencies for their selfless service, and reiterated the company’s commitment to support programmes that will make the cyber space safe.
He added that, by investing in people, “our security apparatus will be stronger and stay ahead of cyber criminals. We are confident that this forum will help to further improve the strategies employed in the course of duty and make the cyberspace safer for all.”
While emphasising the importance of the public and private sector jointly engaging in the fight against cyber criminals, Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer of Global Accelerex, Stanley Ugochukwu Peters, stated that, “Cyber security 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 endeavor by organising this seminar. The feedbacks from delegates have been positive and I believe we have made a significant impact.”
Awogbemi Olanrewaju of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission disclosed that the knowledge gained from the forum cannot be quantified. He thanked the organisers for hosting the event just as he acknowledged that the course content has broadened the horizon in identifying cybersecurity breaches and combating insider threats.”
The seminar afforded attendees an opportunity to learn the latest in Cyber Crime Trends and Mitigation Techniques, Cyber Security Art and Science, Defensive Strategies, Security Operations Centre (SOC), Risk Management and Penetration Testing. Indeed, the skill of officials was enhanced.