armc Perspectives: The State of Cybersecurity – Africa.

22 Oct 21 | Published by Remy Drake

Every 39 seconds, there is a new attack somewhere on the Web. That is about 2,244 businesses and people attacked on the internet daily on a global scale! The cyber-attacks often lead to significant financial losses, mainly from the disruption of trading and will also cause reputational damage since the attack would erode the trust your customers have for your business.

There are a number of reasons why global cyber-attack figures have been on a steady rise. As the pandemic spread, forcing the world to go into lockdown, business organizations were left with no other option than to switch to home working which tends to be less secure than business IT structure, ie Firewalls.

Mobile phone usage in Africa has highlighted vulnerability to cyber-attacks, especially as social media usage increased. These platforms have made it easier for attackers to steal people’s identity, and the type of attacks used, such as spoofing and phishing.

This webinar powered by armc perspectives, will cover important topics such as cybersecurity, comparing the past, the present and the future. Specifying, the history of cybercrime in Africa, how the pandemic has led to a dramatic increase in cyber-attacks, raising awareness and solutions that can be put in place to prevent future attacks.

The stats and figures on cyberattacks are projected to rise over the coming years, don’t become a statistic, be a part of the solution and stay tuned for our informative webinar curated by our experienced panelists within the cybersecurity space.

 

Our Distinguished Speaker Panel:

Lars Sandbergen, hyper focused on helping customers to protect their outgoing email and domain names against impersonation and brand abuse. Currently working with DMARC advisor, DMARC Advisor is dedicated to upgrading email in Europe, Russia, and Africa by making DMARC accessible to all.

Mu’azu Umar, Director of Policy and Research at GIABA (Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA), a seasoned professional with 24+ years of counter-narcotics and anti-money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism experience in the public sector.


Dr. Uchenna Jerome Orji, an Attorney admitted to the Nigerian Bar. He holds an LL.B (Hons.) degree from the University of Nigeria, and an LL.M from the University of Ibadan, with specialization in cybersecurity and information technology law. He also holds a PhD in Law from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria, with specialization in telecommunications law.

 

Register link: Click here.