NaijaSecCon2019- Are You Ready?
The third edition of the most technical Cyber security Conference in Nigeria is here again and this year looks like another “full package” with all the lined up activities and speakers to be in attendance.
This years edition which will be held in Lagos(Ace Olivia Hall, City Mall, Opposite Muson Center) on the 3rd of May, 2019 is set to have prominent industry professionals from various industries ranging from Finance, telecommunication, Government, education and others.
The conference is set to attract experts from the cybersecurity industry, experts including Bharat Soni – GTBank’s Chief Information Security Officer(CISO), Osioke Ojior – Chief Risk Officer(CRO) -Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System, Harrison Nnaji – First Bank’s CISO, Tinuke Ayanbadejo – Head Enterprise Risk, Compliance and Internal Audit, Pagatech Limited, Samuel Mbonu – Lead, Security Operations Center (First Bank Nigeria), Ikenna Onyebuchi – Lead, Cyber Intelligence Center(Deloitte) e.t.c
The activities this year includes the Technical Conference,Live hacking contest for students and Lockpick Village(first in Africa).
With Over 10 Industry experts unraveling and advising on applicable threats within the space
Live Hacking Contest
This is for student of tertiary institutions.It is a special kind of cyber security competition where security enthusiasts take part in various challenges .These challenges includes reverse engineering, network security, cryptography, web security, network security, digital forensics and others.
Cyber Security Career Village
This is for the cybersecurity enthusiast, IT security pros and those who will love to create a career within the space.
A Lockpick Village
In this section,enthusiasts and tinkers are served to the chills of how lockpicking works.
There are also a lot of interesting topics lined up.
- Solving the Nigerian Cyber Security Talent Shortage and Braindrain
- Getting management buy in for your risk and security programs.
- Leveraging on GRC (Governance,Risk and Compliance) to enhance enterprise-wide security.
- Battling Cybercrime -Emerging threats and trends
- Enterprise pentest in 45mins – Effective attack and deference mechanism.
- Emerging cloud security challenges.
- The power of visibility – Threat and compliance monitoring
- Combating threats within
- Building,Maintaining and measuring a mature security awareness program.
- Out of Sight, but within reach:utilizing the hidden treasure in web Apps
- The impact of data in measuring cyber risk.
The Lead Convener of the NaijaSecCon Rotimi Akinleye said that he expects this year’s conference just like the previous to bridge the gap between extremely technical and the experienced information security professionals, provide a platform for networking and collaboration, ensure the attendees can garner visibility for personal research based on the research works to be presented.
This will also broaden the horizon of the current research/knowledge area within Nigeria and deepen attendee’s understanding of how to improve their work further.
“We hope to bridge the gap between the extremely technical “cool-kids” and the experienced infosec professionals”
With the current cybersecurity posture in Nigeria, the conference will foster conversations about the current state of cybersecurity in the country(efraud, digital reforms, internet/mobile penetration within the country etc.) and ways to move forward.
Rotimi says the NaijaSecCon2019 will also help Nigerians and the country understand the need for cybersecurity education and awareness and professionals in the country.It will also educate Nigerians on the cyber security dangers lurking which can potentially cripple the economy and in turn affect key sectors in the country. NaijaSecCon2019 is set to educate and equip attendees with the necessary tools to building careers in cyber security and also to use this opportunity to put Nigeria on the cyber security map.
“This year, we also want to educate and equip attendees with the necessary tool to building careers in cybersecurity and we are using this opportunity to put Nigeria on the cybersecurity map”.
The children are also not left out as the NaijaSecCon team is ready to have some children attend the conference in a bid to expose them to the world of cybersecurity.
When asked what the attendee’s should look out for, Rotimi said “The attendee’s should look out for the technical demos, ethical hacking contest, lockpicking and crypto village, booze and bytes networking event, mentorship and collaboration, NaijaSecCon hiring list(job plugs) and of course the food.
The conference is set to have about 300 attendees this year and it is promises to be an informative and educative one.
Visit www.naijaseccon.com for more information.