Securing disruptive technologies was the highlight of the 5th Annual Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) Roundtable.
Organized by the Cyber Risk Services Team of Deloitte Nigeria, Jidaw was at the forum held on 29 November 2016. In addition to the lead presentation, the engaging forum entailed experience sharing discussions and cyber gaming exercise. For Jidaw, this gathering of CISOs, CIOs, IT Directors, Cybersecurity experts and Tech consultants was hugely interactive.
Tope Aladenusi, Chief Strategy Officer and Cyber Risk Services Leader, Deloitte West Africa, delivered the major presentation on “The Next-Gen Cxo: Securing Disruptive Technologies”. Revealing, knowledge driven and advisory, his presentation brought home issues CISO need to address as technology disruption becomes the order of the day. Jidaw agrees with Aladenusi that disruption had come to stay with its attendant risks.
Today, software enables everything and disruption confers competitive advantage. Cloud computing, BYOD, blockchains, drones, mobile payments and e-commerce, Internet of things (IoT) all come with huge risks. Innovations open new doors to hackers. Already cyber attacks are on the increase through phishing and email scams. Tech disruption is in fact outpacing security. Jidaw concurs.
Aladenusi insisted that traditional security approaches can no longer provide effective protection. CISOs need to adopt a fresh mentality to secure the new economy enabled by disruptive technologies. Jidaw joins him to call for more information and experience sharing amongst members of the information security community. According to him, “the bad guys share information better.”
In keeping with the theme of the event, a panel discussion moderated by Sireesha Dandu, Manager, Cyber Risk Services Deloitte Nigeria took an in-depth look at the issues around Cloud Computing and the Enterprise (Security, Privacy, Regulation). With Tunde Coker, CEO, Rack Center as the Lead discussant, the panel engaged participants on realities on the ground and future opportunities and challenges. Experiences and developments shared by participants and discussants helped to highlight challenges and concerns.
Growing digitization of all aspects of our lives highlights the need to raise public awareness of information security was stressed. In this light Jidaw calls on Nigeria’s Cybercrime Advisory Council to adopt an inclusive, stakeholder driven approach in its work.
The highly interactive Cyber war gaming exercise generated excitement and even some competition amongst participants. Moderated by Funmi Odumuboni, Manager, Cyber Risk Services Deloitte Nigeria and Omobolaji Vicent, Manager, Cyber Risk Services Deloitte Nigeria, the games not only tested participants’ knowledge but also their approaches to risk assessment and decision making.
Jidaw commends Deloitte Nigeria for organizing a very successful and meaningful event.