UPGRADED Era Solutions Limited, a Nigerian IT and cyber security firm, is hosting a cyber security challenge event, CYSEC NG, first of its kind in Nigeria.
The Theme of the event is “Gaining Competitive advantage for securing Nigeria’s critical IT infrastructures.” The event which also has the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, International Institute of Professional Security (IIPS), Centre for Strategic Cyberspace + Security Science, CSCSS, University of Lagos, and others as partners will take place in Lagos, Nigeria between Tuesday, Octobers 18, and October 19, 2016 at The Civic Centre, Victoria Island Lagos.
The cyber security challenge will include a two day summit for participants to connect, network and have high-level talks and solutions about cyber security in Nigeria.
There would be a hacking challenge where participants will compete and a winner will emerge and get awarded the Ultimate CYSECA 2016 including a cash Prize and other consolation Prizes for runner-up’s.
Speaking on the planned summit, Kelechi Agbugba, senior vice president of Centre for Strategic Cyberspace + Security Science, CSCSS, said: “the initiative will help get our youths skilled up in cyber security as well as provide direction towards building a viable IT/ cyber security professional base for Nigeria”.
In his comment on the forthcoming event, Victor Idonor, managing director of Upgraded Era Solutions Limited said: “ it’s a conference aimed at identifying Nigeria’s next generation of cyber security professionals, connecting Nigeria’s best and brightest to the cyber security industry. Bring together all stakeholders in the I.T security industry to deliberate the most logical way to address the forever growing cybercrime wave recorded within and outside Nigeria. In so doing, ascertain the overall implication to the nation’s economy and political stability as well as the global image of the Nigeria in the comity of nations battling cybercrime.”
— Oct 5, 2016 @ 18:45 GMT