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The Guardian organises maiden cybersecurity conference in Lagos



The flagship of Nigerian media, The Guardian, is organising a maiden one-day cyber security conference in Lagos, the nation’s economic capital.

With the theme, “Monitoring, Detection and Prevention: Keys to Organisational Growth”, the conference holds February 23, 2017 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos by 9:00 a.m.

Speakers for the event whose chief host is Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, include the Director, Banking and Payment System, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dipo Fatokun; Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Makeway International, United Kingdom (UK), Kola Olutimehin and the Senior Partner, Lockwire Security, East Midlands, UK, Anthony Maxwell.


According to the organisers, the conference aims to bring to the fore current global best practices in integrated network defence systems and other broad strategies employed in cyber security; provide exposure to proven, standards-based methodologies for assessing and managing the risks to organisations’ information systems and infrastructure as well as provide exposure to intrusion detection and prevention systems and strategies.

The forum would also expose participants to up-to-date digital forensic investigation techniques, identity/access management to Information Communication Technology (ICT) resources; building the right public key infrastructure (PKI) to manage enterprise trust as well as expose participants to key online transactions monitoring and security techniques.

The conference, which costs N120, 000, has its strategic partners to include Lagos State and the CBN.

Expected at the meeting are ICT managers, top executives, bankers, accountants, auditors, company treasurers, marketing managers, officials of EFCC, ICPC, Customs, Police, Army, Navy, NDLEA, e-payment companies; revenue collectors, among others.

On the speakers, Maxwell is an IT security specialist with a 15-year background securing Windows and Linux systems. He is a qualified CISSP with certifications in ISO 27001 auditing and digital forensics among others.

Olutimehin is an astute professional consultant with a wide clientele base for almost two decades.

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