Lagos - Experts have urged Nigeria to be
hands-on in addressing rampant cybercrime in the West African country.
The advice has come at the end of the CyberXchange
Conference held at the Landmark Event Centre in Lagos.
“Organizations, boards and CEOs need to be proactive in
dealing with cyber crime,” Dr David Isiavwe, President of Information Security
Society of Africa-Nigeria (ISAAN), said.
CyberXchange Conference is West Africa’s premier information
The conference was strategically aimed at updating
information security professionals on the essential security trends that will
enhance protection for company and client’s most valuable assets.
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The two-day CyberXchange Conference, featured keynotes sessions,
exhibitions and workshops.
These features examined current cyber security trends and
practical solutions as discussed by global industry leaders.
Speaking at the event, Facebook Chief Information Security
Officer, Alex Stamos, said he was inspired to see the energy at CyberXchange
focused on developing security talent and finding solutions to security
problems that companies and governments faced.
“I particularly enjoyed the hackathon that brought talented
students together to design prototypes and build community with others who
share a passion for cyber security,” said Stamos.
Nigeria is ranked the worst country in Africa on cyber
crime, committed mostly by youngsters taking advantage of the rise in online
- CAJ News