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Building a secure cyberspace for innovative enterprise, a collective responsibility


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I try to push the message across, that it is the collective responsibility of all stakeholders including the government, security agencies, ICT firms, private sector and most importantly the public to keep our cyberspace secure. People need to learn online best practices

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Building a secure cyberspace for innovative enterprise, a collective responsibility

  1. 1. Building A Secure Cyberspace for Innovative Enterprise: A Collective Responsibility Secure Africa Conference 2013 Centre For Management Development , Lagos Kayode Yussuf | CyberSecurity Advocate
  2. 2. ’Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible and suddenly, you’re doing the impossible.’ Saint Francis of Assisi
  3. 3. Some Hard Facts • The world today is reliant on the internet, British businesses earn £1 in every £5 from the internet – • We expect govt and our institutions to protect us from online security breaches • Over 600 million phishing attacks per annum – • Cybercrime is costing the world $110 billion every year - Symantec Corp
  4. 4. Whose responsibility is it to secure our Cyberspace? Find X? Government Professional Associations X Individuals Private Sector
  5. 5. Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and each of us has a role to play. Emerging cyber threats require the engagement of the entire society—from government and law enforcement to the private sector and most importantly, members of the public. • Janet Napolitano Former Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
  6. 6. Building A Secure Cyberspace for Innovative Enterprise
  7. 7. Strengthening The Cyber Ecosystem In Nigeria, How?
  8. 8. Build Collaborative Communities ‘Law enforcement agencies are often “reluctant to use new techniques, and don’t always maximize current technology. Criminals, however, are certainly maximizing the benefits of technology in their wrongdoing.’ • Noboru Nakatani, Executive Director INTERPOL’s Global Complex for Innovation.
  9. 9. Next Steps • Favorable policies and legislation ( Nigeria’s Cyber-security law and Creative Commons licensing for Education) • Mass enlightenment • Immediate creation and support of a CERT • Law enforcement agencies must work together • Inter-nation collaborations • Citizens participation through volunteering
  10. 10. Next Steps Cont’d • Empower Individuals and Organizations to Operate Securely • Build Collaborative Communities with CSO and professional bodies to serve as lobbyists • Cyber-Competitions sponsored by private organizations & government • PPP in research & development in CyberSecurity
  11. 11. What is expected of the Public? Be cyber-security conscious Make information available Get involved in community projects Enlightening people around you
  12. 12. What is expected of the Public? • • • • • • • • • • Secure your devices, PCs and online accounts Never click on links in emails Never open the attachments unless you are sure of its source Do not give out personal information over the phone or in an email unless completely sure Set secure passwords and don't share them with anyone. Keep your operating system, browser, anti-virus and other critical software up to date. Verify the authenticity of requests from companies or individuals by contacting them directly. For e-Mail, turn off the option to automatically download attachments. Be suspicious of unknown links or requests sent through email or text message Pay close attention to website URLs.
  13. 13. What I do to enlightening people • Personal enlightenment amongst friends • Speaking at conferences and seminars • Organizing trainings • Organizing conferences…. NGSECURE
  14. 14. If each one can reach one, then each one can teach one what a beautiful nation Nigeria can be….. Chaz B, OAP and Producer of Sharing Life Issues with Chaz B
  15. 15. If each one can reach one, then each one can teach one what a beautiful & safe world we can live in….. Kayode Yussuf’s remixed
  16. 16. Thank you for listening, we hope you join us secure Nigeria Kayode Yussuf +234-8029730059 @k_whybaba