Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN) held its Cyber Secure Nigeria 2015 Conference in Abuja today 29th January 2015. The conference had in attendance major stakeholders involving in the use of cyber and web activities in carrying out their duties, assignments and services.
The main discussion at the conference borders on ” Nigeria Cyber Threats Landscape: Now and The Future”. Guests Speakers from academic institution as such Federal University of Technology, Minna, Government Agencies such as EFCC, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) were present to beam more lights on Cyber Threats Landscape in Nigeria, highlight major challenges militating against information security and Cyber threats, as well as possible solutions and countermeasures for these identified cyber threats.
The Special Guest of Honour, Professor M.S. Audu, Former Vice Chancellor, FUT Minna, during his keynote address recounted the challenges the University encountered in the creation of an independent Department of Cyber Security Science. “Federal University of Technology, Minna is currently blazing trail in the area of academic and building capacity on Cyber Security, We now have Courses at the MSC level in Cyber Security, he explained.
Representative of DG, NITDA gave presentation on its role as the agency whose mandate is to create framework for the planning, research, development, standardisation, application, coordination, monitoring, evaluation and regulation of information technology activities. “We at NITDA have not relented on our efforts to ensure sanity, particularly as regards to information and cyber security” he remarked.
Mrs Elizabeth, Dean, School of Information and Communication Technology, FUT Minna during her presentation expressed her satisfaction concerning conference that it would help improve the understanding and the awareness on how we can work together in safeguarding our information in the cyber space.
Another professional who delivered excellent paper was Mr Peter, UK based Nigerian and a Professional White Hacker who shared heinous secret of how unknown invader could hijack or destroy on database on cyberspace via backdoor access. “SQL injection Attack is one popular system that bad hacker used in stealing, hijacking or destroying data, information and intellectual property on cyber space” He posited.