The NaijaSecCon Cybersecurity Conference, the largest annual technical Cyber-Security Conference in Nigeria and indeed Africa, has returned to Lagos.
This year’s NaijaSecCon holding at Ace Olivia Hall, City Mall, Opposite Muson Centre, on May 3rd 2019 is expected to outdo the 2018’s edition, in terms of not only visitor members but also speakers, exhibitors and other activities.
In her 3rd year, NaijaSecCon is arguably the largest annual technical Cyber-Security Conference in Africa, attracting top industry professionals including CIOs, CTOs, CSOs, and senior management from key industries including Finance, Energy, Telecoms, Government, Education and IT.
“A global survey carried out by IBM puts an average cost of a data breach at $3.86 million, up 6.4% from 2017. The average cost, globally, for each loss of stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information is also up from last year, landing at $148 per record.
“A 4.8% increase from 2017. With about 5.6 Billion Naira reported electronic banking fraud cases in 2017 by NeFF, the Nigerian scene is observed to be one of the most hit within the African space,” said the Lead Convener of NaijaSecCon’18, Rotimi Akinyele.
“This year’s event is a gathering of seasoned information security practitioners, evangelists, penetration testers, crypto-crackers, reverse-engineers, digital forensics analysts, and of course 3lit3 h4ck3r5 who will come together to deliberate and advice on solution to solving the peculiar Nigerian information space”, he declared.
Akinyele added that with the introduction of regulations such as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Cyber Security Framework and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming to raise the importance of security among Nigerian companies, the event is expected to attract over 500 guests.
“This year’s event will showcase a mixture of both technical and governance aspect of information security whilst providing access to enthusiasts on how and where to get started within the cyber security space”, he said.
Speakers for this event includes industry experts like Bharat Soni – GTBank’s CISO, Osioke Ojior – NIBSS CRO, Harrison Nnaji – First Bank’s CISO, Ikenna Onyebuchi – Lead, Cyber Intelligence Center, Deloitte etc.
The event is programmed into 4 sections which includes;
“A Lockpick Village – The First in of its kind in Africa, where enthusiasts and tinkers alike are served to the chills of how lockpicking works;
“A Cyber Security Career Village – For cyber enthusiasts, IT Security pros, and those who would love to create a career within the space;
“Technical Conference – With more than 10 industry experts unravelling and advising on applicable threats within the space and
“Live Hacking Contest– For students of tertiary institutions, a special kind of cyber security competition where security enthusiasts take part in various challenges including reverse engineering, network security, cryptography, web security, network security, digital forensics and others. The main goal is to find the key/flag inside the challenge and submit it”.
The Lead Convener called on CIOs, CTOs, CSOs, and senior management from key industries including Finance, Energy, Telecoms, Government, Education and IT to log onto naijaseccon.com for more enquiries.