Security issue is a major plaguing nations of the world especially cyber security and Nigeria is not exempted from the list. To address this issue, Mr Joshua Chibuike put together a cybersecurity conference in the South Eastern part of Nigeria to tackle the insurgency and harness the technology goldmine in the youths.
Enugu State, Nigeria serves as the centre hub for developments in the south east and as such, a perfect place to convene this strategic event.
Dr James Agada, former CEO of Computer Warehouse Group CWG, gave a keynote address to officially start the event day one. Dr Agada, well versed in in technology gave the audience a run-down of investments that has gone into cyber security, mentioning Israel as a major technology-developing nation. The main point of his address was the money making side in cybersecurity and technology as a whole – Business in Security/Technology.
With the event center teeming with members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) – a scheme set up by the Nigerian government to involve Nigerian graduates in nation building and the development of the country – stakeholders and interested members of the public, CEO of Blockchain Nigeria User Group, brushed-up on what Blockchain is about and how the youths can leverage the trend to build efficient solutions and businesses using blockchain tech.
He outlined the key features of Blockchain as:
- Decentralized System, and
- Available Timestamp
Mr Chuta Chimezie, being a pivotal member to the regulation of Blockchain/Cryptocurrency in Nigeria, revealed that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is creating its own digital currency tied to the Naira, following the light of central banks of other nations of the world.
Expounding more on the theme of the conference was a representative of CyberDome, a globally-acclaimed cyber security power house, headquartered in Abuja, Nigeria. He walked the audience through the many security holes existing in “secured” platforms, informing them on how insecure the internet space is and also proferring a solution he called SOC: As A Service.
In the course of the event day one, CoinNewsExtra interviewed the organizers, stakeholders and some participants as well:
The day one of the conference was brought to a close with a speech from the DG, Chambers of Commerce.
The event continues today by 10am.