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LASG Constitutes Cybersecurity Advisory Board | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware


In an effort to mitigate cybersecurity risks to its systems, assets and data, the Lagos State Government has set up a Cybersecurity Advisory Board, tasked with the responsibility of facilitating the design, implementation and management of an effective cybersecurity initiative.

According to a statement released by the States Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, Lagos becomes the first state to proactively constitute such “forward thinking and strategic” board.

Some of the members of the board are: Dr Osakwe Fene, Amazon bestselling author, Forbes Technology Council member and winner of the 2023 Global Cyber Educator of the Year Award in the United Kingdom; Mr Taiye Lambo, First Chief Information Security Officer for the City of Atlanta; Dr Bharat Soni, Chief Information Security Officer, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc; Chinenye Chizea, security architect, World Bank/Federal Government of Nigeria Digital Identification for Development (ID4D) project; Ben Oguntala, former Cyber Security Project Manager, NFU Mutual Insurance UK; Dr Obadare Adewale, Co-Founder, Digital Encode, and Commissioner for Innovation, Science and Technology, Mr Tunbosun Alake, among others.

The Cybersecurity Advisory Board will make recommendations to the government on the development, planning, refinement and implementation of policies, programmes, and training initiatives regarding its Cybersecurity endeavours.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu congratulated members of the Board, saying its constitution would reassure investors that “Lagos is not just the technology hub in Africa, but a cyber secure tech hub.”

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