In an effort to stem the tide of incessant cyber-attacks on internet users in the country, information communication experts have launched an anti-cyber-attack training program known as CyberSAFE.
The experts, under the aegis of Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN), said the CyberSAFE program would be added to CSEAN public training schedule, alongside end-user cyber security training course and corresponding assessment.
Speaking in an interview with the association’s President, Remi Afon, in Abuja on Monday, he explained that the program is delivered in partnership with Logical Operations with the aim of helping organizations combat cyber security threats.
According to him, the CyberSAFE training program was designed by Logical Operations for non-technical end-users of computers, mobile devices, networks, and the Internet.
He said, “Logical Operations’ CyberSAFE instructor-led training program, available now through training centers, enables employees of any organization to identify many of the common risks involved in using conventional end-user technology, as well as ways to use it safely to protect themselves and their organizations from those security risks."
“End-users play a critical role in protecting an organization’s data, but often times; they are the weakest link in the security chain. In fact, according to Reuters.com, end-user awareness and training reduces security-related risks for organizations by 45% to 70%.”
Afon further expressed confidence that the CyberSAFE, if embraced, would go a long way in equipping businesses, government ministries, agencies and departments to reduce the threats posed by cyber criminals in the country.
“Considering that end users are the weakest link in most cyber-attacks, it becomes imperative to equip all employees on how to remain safe online," Afon added.
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About Cyber Security Experts of Nigeria (CSEAN)
CSEAN is a non-profit organisation made up of Information security professionals, centred on a collective purpose and vision to be a vehicle championing the cause and awareness of Information security best practices, acting as an agent of change to address Cyber Crime phenomena through engaging intellectual minds, business and political leaders. As Cyber Security protagonist we look to hold healthy debate, to expand the audiences’ knowledge, awareness and understanding of the issues around Cyber-crime. Through workshops and seminars we wish to share knowledge and grow the Information Security Industry in the country, whilst creating youth forums to breed future generation of Information Security professionals, also to hold broader discussions with the government officials on issues of tackling Cyber Crime.