Cyber security experts called for constant awareness and sensitization of individuals and organizations to help protect their data.
The experts made the call at an awareness session organized by Infodata Professional Services in collaboration with Forcepoint on the theme; ‘Data and Human Factor – The One Security Solution‘ in Lagos.
Mr Mohammed El Shenawy, Senior Manager, Sales Engineering, Forcepoint said that creating awareness from time to time about the new technologies and the basic protection from Internet risk was very important.
El Shenawy said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on the sidelines of a national event said ‘today’s awareness was for professionals that needed to protect people’s data.
He said he was in Nigeria to talk about new things happening in Cyber security because as consumers of technology we have started to adopt new technologies.
According to him, many of these new things are taking people’s data to the Internet and in order to secure it, that means heavy investment.
“For people to take credit they need awareness and that is why we are here to talk about technology to use in protecting people from getting any data breach or exposure when this data is going into the Internet.
This event is to create awareness for the professionals who are working in the industry and really on the need to listen to new technologies, and new solutions that can help do the mission of protecting their data.
‘’However, it is our responsibility to be careful of how we are dealing with this technology so creating awareness from time to time about this technology and how we can do basic protection from the Internet risk is very important’’.
According to him, Forcepoint’s focus is dealing with people when they are interacting with their data.
Eishenawy said that Forcepoint put the human at the center of its attention to protect their data and their interaction with the Internet.
In his presentation, the Managing Director of Infodata Professional Services, Chuks Ulu Udensi noted that current data has shown that there is an increasing proliferation of targeted cyber-attacks in the financial services sector ranging from insider threats to typical Ransomware, phishing, web application, and vulnerability exploitation attacks, denial of service (DoS) attacks and attack campaigns of the nation-state and state-sponsored threat actors.
He noted that; “These challenges especially in this ever-evolving hybrid distributed work-life environment require a consolidated diversified approach to securing the enterprise in the modern world.”
In this light, Chuks Ulu Udensi explained that “Infodata in collaboration with Forcepoint was happy to launch the Forcepoint One Solution Platform which brings to the market a unified platform approach to protecting the hybrid workforce and the information they access on the web, via the cloud, and in private applications while ensuring end-user experience and team collaboration is seamless, especially in the financial services sector.”
With a highly motivated, experienced, and qualified team spread across the globe, Infodata is poised to deliver the highest level of security services and solutions to our customers.
Eze Osiago, Regional Solution manager, Sub Sahara Africa Infodata Professional Services said it had partnered with Forcepoint to sensitize prospective and current customers about the growing trend in technology.
Osiago said that most businesses had migrated to the Cloud due high cost of maintenance of server infrastructure and as such have data in the Cloud that needs securing and coordination.
He said that staying in the cloud means that your data are no longer within the confines of your power.
According to him, we want to help the customers in Cloud adoption to secure their data consolidate them and give it a single view.
Osiago said that as much as businesses were excited to go to the Cloud, Infodata was saddled with the responsibility to secure their data so that is the sensitization of today’s event.
According to him, we are concerned about helping people to work without any issues with the barest minimum risk.
He emphasized the need for organizations to organize sensitization for staff because it gives the insight to know that the cyber world is filled with threats and know when to click links or not.
In the same vein, Chika Udensi, Regional Sales Manager, Infodata Professional Services said that as we all know technology is evolving and Infodata and Forcepoint have decided to come together to give end users a top-notch security platform.
Udensi said that the security platform is where they can be able to carry on with their businesses without losing data within or outside their organization.
Mr. Abumere Igboa, Chief Information Security Officer of StanbicIbtc said that the event had helped to create more awareness on how to keep safe online and protect the systems made available to customers to carry out financial transactions.
Abumere said that as an institution, a threat that targets our financial institutions and customers is constantly monitored.
He said that the institutions constantly take a look at the potentially vulnerable points that customers might fall victims to and then be exploited.
According to him, the solution to threat is not a one-off approach so constant looking at multiple ways that can help to improve the level of confidence of customers was key.
He expressed his appreciation to the organizers – Infodata and Forcepoint – for keeping them up to date.