Friday, 4 November 2016

#CyberXchangeConference: Experts Emphasize Need To Protect Communication Infrastructures

In a bid to further the global drive for improved cyber security, CyberXchange Conference, West Africa’s premier information security conference held at the Landmark Event Centre, Lekki Lagos Nigeria, from November 2nd through 3rd, 2016. 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.

The 2-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 in Technology, IT Audit, I.T Risk, Cyber security professionals in Finance/Banking, E-commerce, Digital Media, Telecommunications, Oil & Gas and Government.
L-R: Abdulkarim Chukkol, Head Cyber Crime Section, EFCC; Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola, Executive Chairman of Consultancy Support Services Ltd, Alex Stamos, Chief Information Security Officer, Facebook, Pierre Hamet, CEO of Modernis Intelligence Group; Adewale Peter Obadare, Co-Founder & COO, Digital Encode Limited, and Simon Melchior, Chief Executive Officer, Asseco Software Nigeria Limited after their session at CyberXchange Conference 2016

Speaking at the event, Facebook CISO,Alex Stamos stated that "It was inspiring to see the energy at CyberXchange focused on developing security talent and finding solutions to security problems that companies and governments face. 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”.


Reiterating the need for organizations to prepare regulations for when risks will arise, Dr David Isiavwe, President of Information Security Society of Africa-Nigeria (ISAAN) stated that. “Organizations, boards and CEOs need to be proactive in dealing with cyber crime”.

The conference agenda focused on carefully selected topics such as Business Continuity Management and Critical Infrastructure Protection, Innovating Digital Security for Financial Institutions, Cybersecurity for Oil and Gas Industry, Secure Coding: Proactive Application Development, Threat Exchange, Building an Airtight DOS Mitigation, Ethical Hacking and Offensive Security Techniques, Advanced Biometric Systems, Malware and Phishing Prevention Techniques and more.

Hackathon participants
CyberXchange Conference 2016 highlights include practical ready-to-use training for IT security professionals and a unique Master-class for chief executives to get a handle on cyber security at their organizations. As well as a Facebook-sponsored CyberXchange Hackathon session, which aimed at developing the capacity of budding information security professionals. The winning team went home with a cash prize of N700, 000.

Organizations represented at the CyberXchange Conference 2016 includes; IBM, Interswitch, Ernst & Young, UBER, Belverdere, PAGA, Digital Encode, Central Bank of Nigeria, Vasco, Assesco, Oxford Business Group, Liberia Telecommunications Authority, ISN Solutions, Facebook, RSA Security, Co-Creation Hub, DeltaGRiC Consulting, ERPScan, Vmware, Imperva Incapsula, Rack Centre Limited, Deloitte and Union Bank.
Alex Stamos, Chief Information Security Officer of Facebook
Hackathon participants
Participants at the CyberXchange Conference

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