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Etisalat, others support HackCess cyber security 2016


Etisalat Nigeria and Computer Warehouse Group were among corporates that supported the just concluded HackCess Cyber Security conference 2016, where they expressed the need for concern on the impact of Cybersecurity on digital services delivery and national security.

William Makatiani, Managing Director, Serianu Information Enablement, Kenya, speaking at the conference, said that Nigeria has the highest growth trend in the internet usage in Africa (from 23.9 millon in 2008 to 82.1 million in 2015, and stressed the need to adapt to the new reality of innovation and growth of Cybersecurity.

Harrison Nnaji, Divisional Head, IT Enterprise Security, UBA, describe the various security management approach organizations can use to survive in the ever increasing cyber threats we face in this part of the globe.

Chidinma Iwe, Chief Security Information Officer at MainOne, advice that there are two ends of the spectrum of an attack: the cost of a breach to the victim, and the economic motivation of the cybercriminal.

“Much focus has been spent on understanding the increasing cost of breaches, and potential damages they can cause organizations. As cybercrime has increasingly become a business, we must also understand the relationship between time, cost and potential profit for an attacker. Like any business, it is a simple problem which the benefit must outweigh the cost.”

Uche Obi (SAN) of Alliance Law firm said that there is need to enlarge the scope of cyber offenses to accommodate other crimes in addition to some of the legislative framework and overall Cybercrime, Prohibition, prevention Act which needs to be strengthened to provide a better cover for cyber activities in Nigeria.

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