ATCON Partners Indian Firm, others on Cyber Security Workshop

*Executive Secretary, ATCON, Mr. AJibola Olude
*Executive Secretary, ATCON, Mr. Ajibola Olude

Following increasing threat and need for security awareness on Nigeria’s cyberspace, the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has concluded arrangements to partner with Koenig Solutions Limited, India and other International network security experts to organize a 3-day Cyber Security Workshop in Lagos.

The workshop, which holds early March 2018, with theme, ‘Emerging Cyber Security Threats and Countermeasures’, will be facilitated mainly by Koenig, the authorized training partners of Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, VMware, Red Hat, Adobe, Check Point, Novell, CompTIA, EC-Council, Symantec, among others.

According to ATCON, one of the key objectives of the Association has always been to give adequate attention to human capital development with the strategic aim of raising the productivity of those that are employed to work in the Nigerian telecom industry. This workshop, it says, is being put together to reinforce the Association’s mandate to enhance human capacity efficiency in the industry. “We have assembled global experts on the subject matter to guide and teach the participants key topics, current developments and best practices in the areas of cybercrimes and cyber security. ATCON is of the opinion that failure to make the web safe may spell doom for the entire ecosystem.”

The workshop would be as hands-on as possible and shall include theory, practical examples, and laboratory simulations of attacks and defensive responses.

Target participants for the international workshop are Telecoms companies, IT professionals and people responsible for information technology infrastructure, policies and systems security in public and private organizations such the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Galaxy Backbone, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), NNPC, Ministry of Communications and other relevant ministries.

Other expected participants include IT and network security professionals from agencies such as the Police, the EFCC, telecoms network operators, interconnectivity and broadband service providers, system integrators, VAS and data centre operators, banks, financial institutions, manufacturing companies and other interested organizations.


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