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Internet and Cybersecurity Experts Line Up For DigitalSENSE Forum


NkemThis year’s Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum (NDSF) series is billed to make strong statement with regards to cybersecurity and Nigeria’s position in securing its space.

This is even as the organisers have lined up seasoned speakers at the event.

A cybersecurity expert and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of CyberCode, Mr. Olatunji Igbalajobi and President of the Nigeria Internet Group, Mr. Destiny Amana would be leading speakers at the NDSF series slated for Lagos on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

The Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum (NDSF) on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) and Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable 2018, would also have the Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative, Mr. Gbenga Sesan; as part of the panel to discuss the topic, “IPv6 and GDPR: Issues and Challenges in Nigeria.”

Disclosing this, the Executive Director, Operations at DigitalSENSE Africa Media, the organisers of NDSF series, Mrs. Nkemdilim Nweke, said that 2018 edition would be presided over by the chief executive officer, Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) Mr. Muhammed Rudman.

She noted that Mr. Igbalajobi is also the national programme director and membership coordinator of the Cyber Security Expert Association of Nigeria (CSEAN).

A seasoned information security specialist, Igbalajobi specializes in security assessments, vulnerability assessments and penetration testing, as well as Information Technology (IT) risk management. Even as he is a certified ethical hacker, QualysGuard certified specialist, and a qualified ISO 27001:2013 lead auditor cum implementer.

Further, she said Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur, Gbenga Sesan, CEO of Paradigm Initiative, who originally trained as an Electronic & Electrical Engineer at Obafemi Awolowo University, would join the panel.

Sesan’s consulting experience includes assignments completed for numerous institutions, including Microsoft, Harvard University and United Nations agencies, among others, in over 30 countries; and former member of the United Nations Committee of eLeaders on Youth and ICT, he is a CyberStewards Fellow, Crans Montana Forum Fellow, Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow, Ashoka Fellow, Our Common Future Fellow and Cordes Fellow.

Equally, Sesan served as a member of the Presidential committees on Harmonization of Information Technology, Telecommunications and Broadcasting Sectors (2006) and Roadmap for the Achievement of Accelerated Universal Broadband Infrastructure and Services Provision (2013), and was listed by CNN as one of the Top 10 African Tech Voices on Twitter and by Ventures Africa as one of 40 African Legends Under 40; Gbenga, is a member of the Freedom Online Coalition Advisory Network.

NDSF series is hosted in collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Galaxy Backbone, Teledom International, Association of Licensed Telecom Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) among others.

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