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The Marketing and Operations Manager, Afrocet Montgomery, Jamie Pearson has given more insights on the expectations from the ongoing Securex West Africa conference which is tailored to raise critical issues in the cyber security space.
In an interview, he said the event put together by Afrocet Nigeria and Montgomery International, based in London, United Kingdom will be the gathering of eagles in the global security and safety professionals in West Africa.
He said “It is made up of global manufacturers in security equipment, supply and services”. “Alongside that, we have a conference programme, which look at critical infrastructure, oil and gas, counterfeiting, and many other different things that are trending in the sector at the moment. “Also, we have a dedicated cyber security summit that is an invitation only full day programme which look at how cyber security which is an issue these days. It will look at how it is affecting banking, organisations, and stopping cyber fraud. We have some speakers coming in from the UK, South Africa as well as Nigeria itself.
While explaining that the conference is designed to extensively review trends in cyber crime and security, Pearson said “Cyber issues are grabbing more headlines than other security issues at the moment”.
“We have terrorist threat and other things on. Though Nigeria face threat from others sources, cyber crime and 419 are what is in the paper almost every day. This is the legacy that has been happening in Nigeria. So overcoming that thought process that you can’t protect your company, learning how to protect your company from it is important.
He said at the conference, they are going to talk about strategies to overcome insecurity challenges in business and how to protect yourself from it. But apart from that, we have other conferences on mainland security, counterfeiting and everything else like that.
He said the conference hopes to achieve a stout networking opportunity for security professionals to get together in one place, one time a year to meet their peers and look at issues in security.
Over 2,500 participants are expected during the three-day summit which began Wednesday in Lagos.