CSEAN wants more education to tackle cybercrime menace
In bid to further enlighten the society on the elevated threat landscape of cyber security in Nigeria, Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN) has taken the spread of its campaign further by engaging on the need for critical attention on the growing threats in the cyberspace.
CSEAN, in its survey and analysis, has identified the need for equipping the society in cyber security education, describing its urgency as critical in the fight against its spread.
Highlighting the requirement of cyber-education as urgent for the society, President of CSEAN, Remi Afon, said the development dictated the need for a comprehensive, real-world assessment of Nigeria’s cyber security posture.
After recording a success in the launch of its National Cyber Security Awareness Campaign tagged “Stop Think Connect” at Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University in July, 2016, the association has announced an addition of its new project, CyberSafe, to their public training schedule.
The end-user cybersecurity training course and corresponding assessment, according to Remi, were developed with the goal of helping organizations combat cyber-security threats through educating end-users.
End-users play a critical role in protecting an organization’s data, but often times, they are the weakest link in the security chain. In fact, according to Reuters.com, end-user awareness and training reduces security-related risks for organizations by 45 per cent to 70 per cent.
With collaborative efforts from Logical Operations, the new CyberSAFE instructor-led training curriculum is aimed at enabling employees of any organization identify many of the common risks involved in using conventional end-user technology, as well as ways to use it safely to protect themselves and their organizations from those security risks.
The CyberSAFE training program delivered in a half-day or less, is designed for non-technical end-users of computers, mobile devices, networks, and the Internet. The course will also prepare students to earn their Certified CyberSAFE credential.
“CSEAN is delighted to incorporate CyberSAFE into our National Cyber Security Awareness Drive. The course contents that Logical Operations provides through CyberSAFE will go a long way in equipping businesses, government ministries, agencies and departments through CSEAN instructor-led training to reduce the threats posed by cyber criminals in Nigeria.
“Considering that end users are the weakest link in most cyber-attacks, it becomes imperative to equip all employees on how to remain safe online”, Remi said.
Chief Executive Officer of Logical Operations, Bill Rosenthal, expressing the welcome of partnership with CSEAN, described the aim of the project as very promising in its goal in tackling the growing menace of cyber-security threats which he described as a global phenomenon.
“We developed the CyberSAFE training program because we recognize that end-users are a crucial part of protecting an organization’s assets, especially since emerging trends such as BYOD are exposing organizations to more and more security threats. Employees and organizations should learn how to use technology more securely to minimize security risks to themselves and their organizations”, Rosenthal said.