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2006 Africa Computer security and Cybercrime in Africa Conference Report

Mar 30-2006 - The 2006 conference on International Conference on Computer security and Cybercrime in Africa ended on March 30, 2006. Development Information Network (DevNet); Jidaw Systems limited, Infopoint Enterprises and Legal Defense Centre, collaborated to bring this conference together for the first time in Africa. 

It is so far the leading African forum on computer and information systems security. The conference - Africa Infosecurity 2006 - brought together information systems security and technology professionals from industry, academia, government, as well as students and the youth.

 

Information security is an area of tremendous challenges in Africa and throughout the world. What are the opportunities? What are the challenges? Africa Infosecurity2006 Conference helped to promote useful contacts and interchange between Information security professionals in Africa and throughout the world. It essentially provided a forum for the dissemination of specialist information in critical areas of Information security. 

 

Presentations

It also provided delegates with access to leading experts and up-to-date information, top-level professional development and network-building opportunities.

 

Africa Infosecurity 2006 offered a wide range of presentations, from papers to panel discussions, tutorials, and half-day workshops.

The following papers were presented:

Paper

 

Speaker

·         Privacy of Information Through the use of IT

 

·         Dr (Mrs). Nike Osofisan, President, Computer Professionals Council of Nigeria (CPN)

 

·         Information security and other Internet growth strategies of the Nigeria Internet Group

·         Mr. Lanre Ajayi President, Nigeria Internet Group

 

 

·         Building for Global Competitiveness: Information Security challenges and solutions for West Africa

 

·         Isaac Rockson II, Multimedia & Content Manager, AITI-KACE, Accra, Ghana

·         Essential Roles of IT Security and Audit in Business

 

·         Dr. Martin Ikpehai, Computer Audit Control and Security Associates Limited, Lagos, Nigeria

 

·         A Framework for Cybercrime Monitoring and Control in Nigeria: Issues, Model Formulation and Policy Options

 

·         O.M. Awoleye and Willie Siyanbola. NACETEM, Obafemi Awolowo Universirty (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria

·         The Draft National Computer Crime Bill for Nigeria

 

·         Conference and group panel discussion

·         A Review of the 2005 CSI/FBI Computer and Security Survey Report: A Case for Nigeria

 

·         Bankole Olubamise, DevNet

·         Building Global Competitiveness through Computer Security Education- Awareness, Training and  Certification

 

·         Jide Awe, Jidaw.com 

·         Fighting internal crimes before it happens (The Enemy within)

 

·         Apata Mukaila, Computer Audit Consultant, Apata Consulting, Lagos, Nigeria

·         Securing Microsoft Office Software Platform against Micro Virus Attacks

 

·         Esele Ojeabulu, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Kastina, Nigeria

 

 

 

Communiqué, African Information Security Association (AISA)

Africa Infosecurity 2006 is the first conference to offer solutions and presentations to satisfy the great demand for Information security awareness, training and education in Africa. It is also the first to promote serious networking between computer security professionals in industry, academia, government, students and the youth.

 

Read the communiqué on the 2006 International Conference on Computer Security and Cybercrime in Africa

 

One of the highpoints of the recently concluded 2006 International Conference on Computer Security and Cybercrime in Africa was the establishment of the African Information Security Association (AISA). Membership is open to individuals, organizations and governments interested in developing Information security in Africa. As part of the resolutions adopted at the conference, AITI-KACE, Ghana was selected as a temporary secretariat for the Africa Information Security Association that was set-up. Isaac Rockson II of AITI-KACE, Ghana is Joint Secretary with Jide Awe of Jidaw Systems, Nigeria.

 

Already the communiqué released has started to provoke debate, dialogue, and action on the information security issues in Africa. It has educated the user and Information security professionals on major information systems security issues and solutions.

 

As stated in its communiqué, the conference is pushing for more investment in information security products, solutions and research. The user and ICT communities have been challenged to provide Information security solutions, research, and applications that are relevant and effective in Africa.

 

 

THANK YOU ALL

 

We owe the great success of Africa Infosecurity 2006 to the invaluable efforts of all involved including sponsors, speakers, track chairs, and organizing committee members.

 

In particular we mention and commend the efforts of:

 

·         HBF - Heinrich Boll Foundation- a German International Organization based in Lagos (HBF provided the conference venue).

·         AITI-KACE, The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT, Ghana's first Advanced Information Technology Institute

·         Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Nigeria

·         Kakawa Discount House, Lagos, Nigeria

·         National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Kastina

·         Dr (Mrs). Nike Osofisan, President, Computer Professionals Council of Nigeria (CPN)

·         Mr. Lanre Ajayi President, Nigeria Internet Group

·         Isaac  Rockson II of AITI-KACE,  PMB  State House Accra, Ghana

·         Ernest  Ofori of AITI-KACE,  PMB  State House Accra, Ghana

·         Linus Matashi Gubbi of ICPC, Abuja, Nigeria

·         Dr Martins Ikpehai of Computer Audit Control and Security Associates   Ltd., Lagos, Nigeria

·         Akinyoola   Kayode of Kakawa Discount House, Sterling Towers, Marina, Lagos, Nigeria.

·         Esele Ojeabulu of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Kastina, Nigeria

·         Oluwatoyin Ajao c/o DevNet

·         Apata Mukaila of Apata Consulting, Lagos, Nigeria

·         Bashir.A.  Muse of Spideweb, Lagos, Nigeria

·         Ugonma Cookey of Voice of Nigeria, Ikoyi, Lagos.

·         Adegboyega Kazeem of Lagos, Nigeria.

·         Babafemi Adefeso of Lagos, Nigeria

·         Staff of Devnet

·         Staff of Jidaw.com

 

Objectives of the African Information Security Association (AISA)

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April 12, 2006

Yinka Adejobi from Kaduna says:

 

 

I commend ICPC, but what about EFCC? Do they know that by now that they should be covering more than State Chief Executhieves and Yahoo boys?  

 

 

April 14, 2006

Gboyega Akinsanmi of Thisday Newspapers, Nigeria:

 

 

Conference Report on with the title "Nigeria: Fight Against Cybercrime, Legislation As Rescue" published on Thisday website and allafrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200604140071.html 

 

April 20, 2006

Okonkwo Emmanuel from Ejigbo, Lagos says:

 

 

It is nice to be a member in order to reduce online crime rate in Africa and to secure clean business.

 

 

May 2, 2006

Jude O from Port Harcourt says:

 

 

Banks are the biggest culprits. Do you notice how they keep on launching new products with fanfare? They pay very little attention to security. No wonder the Mastercard mess put egg on their faces. Are their IT and System Audit departments taking part in such security learning events? Even with consolidation, reliability of service is a still a major problem, especially at branch level. CBN really has to wake up! 

 

 

May 4, 2006

Ben Namwamba from Nairobi, Kenya says:

 

 

A good African initiative. Please keep us informed.

 

 


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