Dubbed “Nigeria’s most engaging and people-centric cybersecurity and blockchain conference”, Cyberchain is well on its way to facilitating a major shift in Nigeria’s technology space.
The conference, which held on Saturday the 31st of August is the second in its series put together by Vault Bridge Global Limited, an IT company with a focus on Cybersecurity, Fintech and Blockchain Technology. According to the Vault Bridge team, the conference was created to enlighten participants and the general public on the need for cybersecurity adherence and about the multiple applications and benefits of blockchain technology in various use cases.
The event featured speakers from various sectors of the cybersecurity and blockchain industry. The speakers included Paul Ezeafulkukwe; Chairman of SiBAN, Oluwafemi Obadare; Lead Cybersecurity Advisor at Digital Encode, Nigeria and Chiagozie Iwu; Founder/CEO at NaijaCrypto. There were also demonstrations from the likes of Adedayo Adebajo; MD of Jelurida and Lucky Uwakwe; CEO/Co-Founder at Sabiii, Nigeria among others.
Divided into two titular sessions; Cybersecurity and Blockchain, the event kicked off with the Keynote speech by Paul Ezeafulkukwe and went into an enlightening Cybersecurity presentation by other speakers.
While delivering his speech, Paul Ezeafulkukwe stated that;
it is important for more people to embrace current tech trends like Blockchain and be more acquainted with cybersecurity as the world becomes increasingly connected. The more factors like AI and Cloud Computing become a part of our daily lives, the more organizations and individuals alike have to learn and incorporate all tenets of cybersecurity in their day to day activities.
In his speech titled ‘Cybersecurity – More Important than a Nuclear Weapon’ Oluwafemi Obadare said;
…more Important than a Nuclear Weapon’, users need to pay more attention to details to be able to recognize traps created by fraudulent personalities online.
He educated the audience on ways to recognize traps created by fraudulent people online.
Lucky Uwakwe while speaking about ‘Digital Currency Market in Nigeria’, stated that it is important to have a secure digital presence so that people don’t lose money online. As long as one is online, 100% security cannot be guaranteed. Therefore, it is important to create new ways to be safe and escape most chances of risk.
After the cybersecurity talks, a short panel session featuring cybersecurity experts from both private and government bodies was held. During the panel session, audience members were able to ask questions and discuss their concerns and observations with the panelists. The conference then went on a tea break during which participants were allowed to network with each other. With sponsored partnerships from leading brands, the conference created an equal opportunity space for both industry experts and budding enthusiasts to meet and create possibly profitable relationships.
Having been posited as a hub for enthusiasts, practitioners, and experts in the tech industry to share value-packed knowledge, the Cyberchain2019 Conference lived up to its goals in every way. As far as tech conferences go, this was a highly informative and impactful experience for everyone involved.