The West African Cyber Security Summit is set to return in 2018
The West African Cyber Security Summit (WACSS) has been confirmed to take place on the 21 March 2018 alongside Securex West Africa at the Landmark Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.
Six of the world’s fastest-growing cybersecurity economies can be found in Africa, including Nigeria. Cybercrime is a rapidly growing problem affecting Africa, fuelled by the high levels of poverty as it’s relatively easy to carry out and the lack of legal policies to prevent and prosecute perpetrators if, and when, they are caught makes it all the more attractive to criminals.
This increase has driven the market demand for cybersecurity solutions in recent years, with Nigeria at the epicentre of it all. According to recent reports, the federal government predicted the annual cost of cybercrime in Nigeria to be around 0.08% of the country’s overall GDP, which is an estimated N127 billion. To best tackle this wave of criminality, government officials and businesses alike need to be educated as to sophisticated solutions and how to implement them.
The West African Cyber Security Summit (WACSS) is the ultimate platform to learn about essential market developments, key trends, cutting-edge technology and to discuss strategies to address the latest risks and threats facing the industry.
2017’s inaugural edition of WACSS brought together key individuals from leading organisations and government agencies. Among those in attendance were KPMG, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ernst & Young, G3, CSEAN, Interpol and many more.
This invitation-only summit will welcome 150 senior cybersecurity representatives from both the private and public sector, all eager to be at the forefront of innovation in the industry. With the full interactive programme yet to be announced, organisers have divulged several key themes that this year’s Summit will follow.
- Regulating Crypto Currency
- Cloud-based attached; re-evaluating tools and processes
- Growth of IOT devices in Nigeria; the threat
- Cyber Security Framework
Sponsorship and partnership slots are still available for companies looking to participate at the West African Cyber Security Summit (WACSS) 2018. For more information on WACSS sponsorship and information on how to apply, please contact Joleen.Sibley@montex.co.uk.
About Securex West Africa
The international trade fair for the security and safety industry in Nigeria will take place from 20 – 21 March 2018 at the Landmark Centre in Lagos. Organised by Afrocet Montgomery, the show will encompass fire and rescue, commercial, homeland and cyber security industries.
About Afrocet Montgomery Ltd.
With a combined 145 years of experience, Afrocet Montgomery is a joint venture business which specialises in running high-end exhibitions and events in West Africa. Its extensive knowledge and experience of the African market has enabled the company to develop a strong portfolio of shows which cover a wide range of sectors.
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