Building Resilient Cyber Defence

Cyber threats and attacks are becoming commonplace, sophisticated and damaging. Governments, organisations and individuals are faced with an evolving complex threat landscape. State and non-state actors are capitalising on vulnerabilities to launch attacks. Through workshops, plenary and breakout sessions, Cyber Secure Nigeria 2017 will prepare participants to defend their networks and operations against growing sophistication of cyber-attacks by Building Resilient Cyber Defence.

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Sub Topics

Sub Topics:

  1. Understanding and Defeating Ransomware
  2. Internet of Things: Attack on Things
  3. Social Engineering: Attacking the Humans
  4. Combating Software, Video and Music Piracy with Cyber Security
  5. Nigeria Cyber Crime Law Gap Analysis
  6. Behavioural Analysis of Cyber Criminals in Nigeria
  7. Controls and Assurance in the Cloud
  8. National Cyber Security Awareness in Nigeria: Adopting The Global Stop Think Connect Messaging Convention
  9. Cyber Terrorism and Militancy: Political and Economic Implications 1
  10. Regulating Personal Data Privacy and Protection in Nigeria

Important dates

Important Dates :

Call for papers

Cyber Secure Nigeria 2017 will focus on the ‘core’ aspects of cyber security. The Call for Papers invites submissions that will increase understanding of the most critical cyber security issues in our digitally connected world. Cyber Secure Nigeria 2017 is open to submissions addressing topics from Ransomeware, IoT, Social Engineering, Cybecrime Law and Regulations, Cyber Terrorism and Militancy, Cloud Security and Data Protection.

Instructions to intending speakers:

  1.  All intending speakers are invited to submit a proposal (abstract) of paper to be presented at the Conference, not more than 500 words.
  2. Papers must be relevant to one or more of the sub-themes listed above.
  3. Submissions must not include the authors’ names and affiliations, inclusion may result to rejection of proposal.
  4. All papers must be submitted electronically as an attached Microsoft Word document (.doc).
  5. All papers must be written in English.
  6. All submitted proposal must be previously unpublished and may not be considered for review or publication somewhere else during the period at which such papers are undergoing CSEAN review

Call for papers timeline

Abstract Submission Deadline: Dec 29, 2016

Notification of Paper Acceptance: Jan 10, 2017

Final Paper Submission Deadline: Feb 20, 2017

Early Birds Registration Opens – Dec 1, 2016

Early Birds Registration Closes – Feb 28, 2017

Late Registration Begins – March 1, 2017


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Conference Speakers

Tanwa Ashiru

Tanwa Ashiru

CEO Bulwark Intelligence
Defence, Intelligence and Security Analyst

John Anyanwu

John Anyanwu

Associate Director
Technology Advisory Services Group KPMG Nigeria

Eric Barenzung

Eric Barenzung

Founder of 0x70
A Global Cyber Security and Program Management Consulting Company, Switzerland

Engr. Ifeanyi F. Ogochukwu

Engr. Ifeanyi F. Ogochukwu

Air Traffic Safety Electronics Specialist, and Certified  information Security Consultant

Umar Sa’ad

Umar Sa’ad

Assistant manager (Networks & Information Security)
Dangote Oil Refinery

Ali Afegbua

Ali Afegbua

Practice Development Associate
Consolex Legal Practitioners

Ikechukwu Nwosu

Ikechukwu Nwosu

IT Security Specialist

Jeremy Matthews

Jeremy Matthews

Regional Manager
Panda Security Africa

Yaniv Ovitz

Yaniv Ovitz

SIEM/SOC Engineer, Malware and Security Research
CyberSOC Africa

Muktar Bello

Muktar Bello

Senior Forensic Investigator
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Nigeria

Helen George

Helen George

US based Cyber Security Professional
Over 10 years of Hands-on Experience

Jean Gottschalk

Jean Gottschalk

SS7 Mobile Network Security Consultant
The Telecom Defense Limited Las Vegas USA

Conference Agenda 2017

Technical Workshop:
Workshop Track 1 – CEO Scam: Attacking the Attacker & Practical Malware Analysis
Workshop Track 2: Mobile Phone Hacking: SS7 Vulnerability Explained

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Day 1  

8:45    Exhibition, Registration & Networking
9:45    Invited Guests and Attendees are Seated
9: 55    National Anthem
10:00  Introduction of Invited Guests
10:10   Welcome Address by President, CSEAN – Remi Afon
10:15   Financial and Security Benefit of Identity Management Scheme to the Nigeria Economy – DG/CEO National Identity Management Commission – Engr. Aliyu A. Aziz
10:30   Special Remarks by Inspector General of Police – Ibrahim Idris Kpotum NPM, mni
10:40   Keynote Address by Hon. Minister of Communications – Barrister Abdul-Raheem Adebayo Shittu
10:50   Vote of Thanks – Vice President, CSEAN Ismaila Idris Phd
11:00   Group photograph with Invited Guests and Dignitaries
11:15   Departure of Dignitaries
11:30   The Imperative of Public Key Infrastructure for National Security – Dr. Armstrong Tarang (CEO/Principal Consultant Alteq.ict)
12:00   Threat Intelligence as a Catalyst for Cyber Defence – Tanwa Ashiru (Bulwark Intelligence)
12:30   Cyber Security and the Role of the Board and Senior Management – John Anyanwu (Associate Director, Technology Advisory Services Group KPMG Nigeria)
1:00    Sponsors’ Digital Exhibition

1:30    Lunch Break

2:30    Plenary Session 1
Topic: Emerging Cyber Security Threats in Nigeria
Chair: AIG Tunde Ogunsakin (Rtd) MD First Security Information Ltd

Speaker 1 – Human Element of Cyber Defence – Ikechukwu Nwosu (IT Security Specialist)
Speaker 2 – Cyber Security Breaches in Modern Nigeria Law Firm – Ali Afegbua (Practice Development Associate, Consolex Legal Practitioners)
Speaker 3 – Anatomy of Volumetric DDoS Attacks & Countermeasures – Umar Sa’ad (Assistant Manager, Networks & Information Security, Dangote Oil Refinery)
Speaker 4 – Cyber Security Satire – Ade Shoyinka (Chairman, CSEAN UK Branch)

4:00    Questions & Answers
4:30    Closing Remarks & Vote of Thanks – Chairman, CSEAN Abuja


Wednesday May 17, 2017

Day 2

09:30    Exhibition and Networking
10:00    Data Privacy: Protecting, Controlling or Using Consumer Data – Eric Barenzung (Founder of 0x70)
10:35     Workshop Track 1 – CEO Scam: Attacking the Attacker & Practical Malware Analysis – Yaniv Ovitz (SIEM/SOC Engineer, Malware and Security Researcher)
11:35    Implementing Effective Cyber Security Awareness Programme – Helen George (Senior Cyber Security Analyst, USA)
11:45    Sponsors Digital Exhibition
12:00   High Level Policy Panel on National Cybersecurity
Topic: Strategies for Prioritizing Cybersecurity Towards Achieving A Secured National Economic Recovery
Moderator: Amb Olusegun H. Olugbile – UN IG Advisor & Member Cybercrime Advisory Council
Panellist 1 – Mrs. Mary Uduma – Nigeria Internet Governance Initiatives
Panellist 2 – Dr. Uche Ubanaso – Director Centre for Cyberspace Studies, Nasarawa State
Panellist 3 – George Tyzwa – Head Cybercrime Prosecution Unit, & Secretary Cybercrime Advisory Council
Panellist 4 – Dr. Steven Bassey – Former SA to Minister of Aviation on Cybersecurity
1:30   Lunch
2:30   Plenary Session 2
Chair: Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola, Chairman CS2 Limited
Title: Focus on Cyber Security Challenges in Nigeria
Speaker 1 – Cryptocurrency and Money Laundering – Implication for Digital Investigation – Adeolu Fadele, (President – Cryptography Development Initiative in Nigeria (CDIN))
Speaker 2 – Public Safety and Security in Nigeria – A Digital Approach – Usman Bakare (Assistant Managr ICT Governance/Team Lead Enterprise Architecture)
Speaker 3 – Cyber Security in Aviation; Issues and Challenges – Engr. Ogochukwu Frank Ifeanyi (AirTraffic Safety Electronics Specialist, and Certified InfoSec Consultant)

4:00 Workshop Track 2: Mobile Phone Hacking: SS7 Vulnerability Explained – Jean Gottschalk
SS7 Mobile Network Security Consultant, The Telecom Defense Limited Las Vegas USA
4:45 Closing Remarks & Vote of Thanks – CSEAN Kwara Branch Chair

Thursday May 18, 2017

Day 3

09:30    Exhibition and Networking
10:00    Capacity Building of Cyber Security in Nigeria: The Way Forward – Prof. Samuel Kursim Leonard Fwa, Vice Chancellor Bingham University
10: 30 How to Build Resilient Cyber Defence at the Endpoint – Jeremy Matthews, Regional
Manager – Panda Security Africa
11:00 Investigating Cybercriminals: Review of Policing Strategies in Nigeria – Muktar Bello, Senior Forensic Investigator, EFCC
11:30 Microsoft Secured Digital Transformation – EduAbasi Essien, Solution Specialist for Microsoft Mobility and Security

12:00 Break Out Session

Red & Blue Team Exercise
1. Hack the Vote: Influencing XYZ Country Presidential Election by External Nation
2. Attacking the Critical Infrastructure: Cyber Terrorism and Militancy
Coordinator – Peter Chucks (Ethical Hacker & Director, Penayde UK & Nigeria

1: 00    Induction of New Members & Award of Membership Certificates
1:30     Closing Remarks & Vote of Thanks – Conference Committee Chair

7:00pm Dinner/Cocktail

Chairman: HRM Oba Dokun Thompson, HM The Oloni of Eti-Oni
Special Guest of Honour: His Royal Highness, Alhaji (Dr) Usman Nga Kupi Zaki, the Sapeyi of Garki,

Past Events

Past Event

CSEAN Cyber Secure Nigeria 2016

Theme: “Emerging Cyber Security Threats and Countermeasure”
April 6-7, 2016 | NAF Conference Centre, Abuja

NAF centre

“Given the accelerated security breaches on a global scale, particularly in Nigeria, inaction or delay is not an option. Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN) Cyber Secure Nigeria 2016 brought together Cyber Security Industry Practitioners, Business Owners, Financial Institutions, Telecommunications Industries, Government Ministries, Departments, Agencies, Academia, Law Enforcement Agencies, Armed Forces and NGOs to share cyber security best practice and help Nigeria to combat Cyber Threats and curb Cyber Crime”

CSEAN Cyber Secure Nigeria 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at the NICON Luxury Hotel Abuja


“Cyber Secure Nigeria 2015 conference encapsulated various hot button topics around Cyber Security in Nigeria and sets precedence for constructive debates at a critical juncture when Cyber Crime’s pervasiveness is a growing concern.”

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We would like to thank the following Sponsors for partnering and supporting our event in May 2017

Oxford Business Group
Bulwark Intelligence

Media Partners

Media Partners

The Daily Times
IT Pulse
Daily Trust

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