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ATCON, Koenig Set for Int’l Workshop on Cyber Security

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The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has disclosed plans are underway for an international partnership on cyber security.

This time ATCON is partnering with Koenig Solutions Limited India -the authorized training partners of Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, VMware, Red Hat, Adobe, Check Point, Novell, CompTIA, EC-Council, Zend, PRINCE2 (APMG), Symantec, Citrix, LPI & CWNP.

Conforming the planned workshop, ATCON’s Executive Secretary, Mr. Ajibola Olude, said that other international network security experts have also indicated interest to work with them on the plan 3-day intensive International Workshop on Cyber Security.

With the theme ‘Emerging Cyber Security Threats and Countermeasures’, the workshop is slated to hold 13-15th March 2018 in Lagos.

“One of the key objectives of the Association has always been to give adequate attention to human capital development with the strategic aim to raise the productivity of those that are employed to work in the Nigerian telecom industry and this workshop is put together to reinforce our mandate to enhance human capacity efficiency in the industry.

“We have assembled global experts on the subject matter to guide and teach the participants key topics, current developments and best practices in the areas of cybercrimes and cyber security. ATCON is of the opinion that failure to make the web safe may spell doom for the entire ecosystem”, the ATCON Executive Secretary confirmed in an email to TechEconomy.ng.

The workshop would be as hands-on as possible and shall include theory, practical examples, and laboratory simulations of attacks and defensive responses.

“Target participants for the international workshop are Telecoms companies, IT professionals and people responsible for information technology infrastructure, policies and systems security in public and private organizations such the NCC, NITDA, Galaxy Backbone, CBN, NNPC, Ministry of Communications and other relevant ministries”, he said.

Other expected participants include IT and network security professionals from agencies such as the Police, the EFCC, telecoms network operators, interconnectivity and broadband service providers, system integrators, VAS and data centre operators, banks, financial institutions, manufacturing companies and other interested organizations.

Recall, the Nigerian Information Technology Development (NITDA) had on Monday alerted MDAs, Private sector operators and individuals on the looming cyber threat in the country.