The Assistant Director, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Mohammed Yahaya, at a recent virtual cyber-security conference tagged: ‘CyFrica 2021,’ stressed the need for risk assessment to evaluate the risk of the new normal, occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic.
Also, Kaspersky’s Head of Research Centre at META, Dr. Mohamad Hasbini, while sharing his insight on the pandemic, said: “The attackers will continue to exploit the pandemic without any shame or restriction as they have not even spared the medical research centers that are working on developing the vaccine.”
The DPS Division’s Manager of Systems Engineering, at Dell Technologies, Ravi Baldev, also said: “If you want to protect your digital transformation journeys, you got to have the right mechanisms,” while enlightening all the participants on data protection.
Talking about cyber-resilient strategies for businesses, Enrico Salvatori, Business Consultant – Security at Micro Focus stated: “A resilient organisation is one that understands how to anticipate threats, withstand problems, recover from breaches and evolve to the next version of itself.”
The virtual summit covered a variety of topics like ‘Securing the future of work with Cyber AI’, ‘Diplomacy in Cyberspace’, ‘Africa’s Cyber Security Culture’ and many others. The summit also threw light on the emerging, new-age technologies and discussed the vulnerabilities faced by the 5G networks in Africa. It presented an analysis about cybercrimes and security, every piece of industry intelligence related to Cloud Management, Malwares, Ransomware, Implementing the Zero Trust framework, Banking Trojans, Security Breaches, AI for cybersecurity, among others.