CESAN sets tone for Cyber ​​Secure Nigeria 2022 conference – TechEconomy.ng

CESAN sets tone for Cyber ​​Secure Nigeria 2022 conference – TechEconomy.ng

The Cyber ​​Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN) has announced the pre-eminent cyber security conference in Nigeria “Cyber ​​Secure Nigeria 2022” scheduled to take place in Abuja, June 21-22, 2022, at the Institute CBN Training International, Maitama Abuja.

The conference, CSEAN President Mr. Remi Afon said today during a press conference, is hybrid, so interested participants can also join remotely.

The theme of this year’s CSEAN Cyber ​​Secure Nigeria conference is “Cyber ​​Security: An Imperative to Address Insecurity in Nigeria“.

“Everyone will agree with me that the security threat landscape in Nigeria has evolved rapidly; terrorism, banditry, kidnapping and attacks by unknown gunmen are increasing in number and sophistication.

“The March 28 Abuja-Kaduna train attack and hijacking has shown that criminals are now targeting critical national infrastructure in the process of killing innocent people. Just a week ago, suspected terrorists attacked a church in Owo, Ondo state, where more than 40 people are believed to have been killed.

He said that while criminal elements are proving resilient and adaptable to traditional security techniques and countermeasures, it is high time the country takes a technological approach to solving daunting security challenges.

“According to Albert Einstein, ‘Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.’ Criminal elements cannot be successful in their attacks without the use of information and communications technology (ICT), specifically, the use of mobile phones, the Internet and other electronic means that they sometimes use to record their activities through video to get your message across.

“They use these technologies to commit, incite, recruit, finance or plan terrorist acts, kidnappings and other criminal acts.”

Afon reminded industry players and the government that every crime committed, be it terrorism or kidnapping, is preceded by a planning stage, an effective counter-surveillance program by the government will increase the possibility of intervening or detecting a threat as soon as possible. possible.

“GPS tracking, drones, artificial intelligence, digital forensics, lawful interception of electronic communication, as well as the use of social media to collect open source information and digital evidence, can be proactively implemented to stop the wave of insecurity,” he said.

The CSEAN President also commended Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari for the effort put in, especially as stated in his Democracy Day speech that “our cybersecurity and surveillance systems are being upgraded to further enhance our ability to track and trace criminal elements”.

“We need to stay ahead of criminal elements through an intelligence-based system. Security is a shared responsibility, therefore there must be an effective community process, where citizens can report suspicious activity quickly and in a timely manner in real time,” he said.

However, he said that as an advocacy group for the cybersecurity ecosystem in the country, CSEAN believes there is a need to increase public awareness campaigns to bring about behavior change and encourage intelligence sharing on potential threats and collaboration to find lasting solutions.

“Terrorist financing, through traditional financial systems or cryptocurrency can also be tracked and traced with the right tool and actionable intelligence from financial institutions.

“Insecurity is on the rise in Nigeria, while citizens are rendered defenseless. As a leading and established voice in the cybersecurity space, CSEAN seeks to open a discussion on how cybersecurity can be used as a complementary tool to address these challenges during the conference.

“Our goal is to prepare participants through workshops, plenary, technical, academic and work sessions on the role that cybersecurity and ICTs can play in mitigating our security challenges.”

“The conference will be packed with rich security and cybersecurity topics that will be presented by world-renowned experts, strengthening partnerships between national, public and private stakeholders, to encourage the sharing of intelligence on potential threats and collaboration to find lasting solutions. ”, said the president. .


Also speaking, Elizabeth Kolade, Conference President, said discussions during the two-day event will focus on:

  • Cybersecurity governance
  • Protecting Nigeria’s Digital Economy: Role of the Government
  • Legal and Regulatory Approach to Cybersecurity in Nigeria
  • Cyber ​​intelligence as a tool to improve national security
  • Fake news and disinformation
  • Cyber ​​defense strategies
  • Web 3.0 and its implications in cybersecurity
  • Cyber ​​warfare and terrorism
  • Emerging technologies and cybersecurity
  • Blockchain technology
  • Foreign Policy and Cyber ​​Security

Kolade added that Professor Yemi Osibanjo, Vice President of Nigeria, has been invited as special guest of honour, while Catriona Laing CB, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, will deliver the keynote address.


The esteemed speakers lined up for Cyber ​​Secure Nigeria 2022 are; Ajijola Abdul-Hakeem, Global Cybersecurity Resources; Staveley Trust, ED, Cybersafe Foundation; Adedeji Owonibi, Blockchain professional and entrepreneur; Andrew Agbo-Madaki, Cybersecurity and Communication Professional; Tanwa Ashiru, CEO, Bulwark Intelligence Solutions; Dr. Nathaniel Allen, Assistant Professor of Security Studies; Raliyah Adamu (cyber plural); Hamzat Lateef, COO and Technical Lead, Security Engineering and Michael Fasere, Cyber ​​Security/Cloud Security Advisor.

Others are Eyitemi Egbejule from Paystack; and Chinenye Chizea, consulting security architect.


follow the link here to see how to participate in CSEAN Cyber ​​Secure Nigeria 2022.

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