Lagos - Facebook has assured Nigerians of their safety
online and making the internet more secure.
Alex Stamos, Chief Security Officer at Facebook, gave the
assurance in Lagos where he delivered the keynote address at the CyberXchange
Security industry professionals, researchers and students
gathered to discuss solutions to cybersecurity challenges in Nigeria and around
Stamos explained that Facebook built security protections to
help keep people safe even under non-ideal circumstances that security
professionals often overlook—such as weak password usage or running out-of-date
Facebook performs automated checks to help detect suspicious
logins to protect people's accounts, and they ship their own cryptography with
their mobile app to make people more secure on those devices.
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Stamos also stressed the importance of consumer awareness
around safety and security to protect people's information and help them feel comfortable
being themselves online.
Nigeria officially recognized National Cyber Security Awareness
Month in October, underscoring the need to educate the public about how to
“People come to Facebook to share important and personal
moments in their lives. That's why we build our services and tools to help
people remain in control and protect their accounts. We always have to consider
the situations in which our technology will be used so that we can offer people
the best security and safety for what they need,” said Stamos.
He said this focus on awareness was at the heart of
Facebook's newly redesigned Safety Centre, an engaging resource to help people
get the information they need about controlling their information and staying safe.
Stamos’ visit came two months after Facebook CEO, Mark
Zuckerberg, traveled to Kenya and Nigeria to meet developers, partners and entrepreneurs.
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