13 October 2017

Nigeria: Seandovi Decries Companies' Slow Pace to Cyber Defence

Seandovi Security, a cyber security firm, has expressed worry over the increase in cyber security threats to companies in Nigeria, especially those that go undetected.

The Firm referred to a recent report released by Check Point Software Technologies Limited, which listed Nigeria and four other African countries among the world's highest risk countries in the latest Global Threat Impact Index released for May 2017.

According to the report the Check Point's report, Zambia has the highest risk profile, with Nigeria in second position. Uganda, Malawi and South African were ranked 7th, 8th and 9th respectively.

The report stated that South Africa in particular, demonstrated a significant jump in ranking, having moved up from 22nd position since last month.To assist organizations tackle the challenge, Seandovi Security disclosed plans to hold a cyber security training in Lagos from 13th to 17th November 2017.

The training, Mr. Edmond Onwuje, the founder of the Company told newsmen, will focus on the latest threats affecting enterprise, ranging from zero day attacks and how to deal will this kind of attack.

"This training," said Onwuje who will lead the training session, it will also teach trainees how to defend their networks. Students will learn from proven experts on how to perform defensive cybersecurity".

"This intensive course immerses students in a simulated lab environment, students will also learn how to perform bug bounty hunting and fuzzing their application for vulnerabilities; Such as Buffer overflows and other vulnerabilities affecting today's software".

"This training will cover all phases of Red teaming and blue teaming with more concentration on blue team. The training will take place at New Horizons Center Lekki, just for a training fee of seventy five thousand".

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