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Workshop on Capacity Building for Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) for Africa



Joint Project of

International Cyber Center
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA


and 

Digital Bridge Institute, Nigeria 

         

Location: Digital Bridge Institute,  Abuja, Nigeria

November 1 to November 2, 2010


SPONSORS

National Science Foundation


CO-SPONSORS

NIGERIAN COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (NCC)

NIGERIAN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (NITDA)

ASSOCIATION OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES OF NIGERIA (ATCON)

INSTITUTE OF SOFTWARE PRACTITIONERS OF NIGERIA (ISPON)

ASSOCIATION OF LICENSED TELECOMMUNICATIONS OPERATORS OF NIGERIA (ALTON)

NIGERIA INTERNET GROUP (NIG)



The International Cyber Center at Mason and Digital Bridge Institute, Nigeria are jointly organizing a workshop on  Implementation of Computer Emergency Readiness Teams (CERTs) in Africa.  This program will take an interdisciplinary view of cyber security and related global issues and will focus specifically on the implementation strategies for CERTs in Africa. There will be two types of sessions – plenary sessions and break-out sessions.  The plenary presentations will involve a mix of invited speakers and active discussion among the attendees.  The program is structured to facilitate participant interaction.

The presenters will include a team of visitors from US and Hungary, Nigerian academics, government and industry speakers, and other invitees from neighbouring countries.  Program outline is provided below.



Workshop Venue

The meetings will be held at the Digital Bridge Institute in Abuja, Nigeria.


Who should attend

We invite participation of students, faculty, corporate executives, senior government officials, and executives from international organizations.  This is meant to be an interdisciplinary workshop.  Participants with technology, strategy, and law enforcement backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

Workshop Program and Agenda

2010 DBI and GMC-iCC Workshop on CERT Capacity Building: Nov 1 and 2.

 

Program Components

Speakers

  Discussants

 Rappotuer

 

DAY 1

 

 

 

7:00 to 8:30 am

Registration and Accreditation

 

 

 

8:30 to 9:30 am

·   Call to Order: Opening of Proceedings by Master of Ceremony – Prof. Umar Danbatta

·   National Anthem/Recognition of Distinguished Guests

    (All attendees to be seated by 8:30 am)

 

 

 

 

9:30 to 11:00 am

Welcome and opening remarks and Keynotes

Prof. Raymond Akwule - DBI "Implementation Strategies for Computer Emergency Response  Teams (CERTs) for Africa"

Prof Arun Sood - GMU-ICC             

Keynotes

Dr. Eugene Ikemefuna Juwah -Executive Vice Session Chair – NCC       

Maj. Gen. Godwin. G. Umo  -         "Cyber Threats: Implications for Nigeria's National Interest"

Sir Jim Ovia – Founder Visafone Networks Limited.

Prof. Cleopas O. Anganye -Director General. NITDA

Chief Akinolu Olunjimi SAN - Ex AGF & Minister of Justice

 

Guest of Honour

Prof. Dora Akunyili  Hon. Minister Information & Communication

 

Special  Host

Hon. Minister. Senator Bala Abdulkadir Muhammed

FCT Minister

 

Special Keynote Address  By Chief Guests of Honour

H.E Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCFR.

 President & C-In-C F.R. of Nigeria

 

 

 

11:00 to 11:20 am

Special Vote of Thanks

Executive Photo Session

Refreshment/Tea Break

Dr. Dotun Popoola  - Vice President, DBI

 

 


 

CERTs AND NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY EFFORT

Speakers

Discussants

Rappotuer

11:20 to 1:20 pm

National Cyber Security Framework

·   Policy elements

·   Groups that will be impacted

·   Minimum framework and Nice to Have

·   Cybercrime

·   Incident Management

 

Session Chair: Prof Cleopas Angaye, NITDA

Ferenc Suba

Joseph Richardson                           "Culture of Security"

Mr. Franklin Akinsuyi (DataLaws UK)                                                 "Cyber Crime Laws and Legal Framework"

Prof . Augustine Odinma (AUN)         "Issues and Probable Policies for Nigeria"

Abdul-Hakeen Ajijola (Presidency)

 

Dorothy Gordon (DG-AITI Ghana)

Mamah Djire (Rep. De Cote D’IVOIRE)

 Chris Uwaje(ISPON)

Dr. Ibrahim Aminu

 

Prof. Wole Charles Akinyokun

Sam Juwe

 

Alexej von Radloff

1:20 to 2:20 pm

Lunch

 

 

 

2:20 to 3:20 pm

Estonia Table Top Exercise

·   Evolution and Management

·   Role of CERT and international collaboration

·    Lessons learned and national strategy implications

 

Session Chair: DR. Sola Afolabi – ICT Director - ECOWAS

Ferenc Suba (Chair CERT Hungary)                                         
"Large Scale Attacks: Lessons Learnt, Proposals for National and EU Policy"

Joseph Richardson (ICC – George Mason)                                              "An Analysis of the 
Cyber Security Strategy (2008) of Estonia
"

 

Dr. David Tukura (EFCC)

 

Dr. Sylvanus A. Ehikioya (NCC)

 

 

Prof . Augustine Odinma (AUN)

Chinneye Mba-Uzoukwu

(Grand Central)

Mr. Franklin Akinsuyi (DataLaws UK

 

Prof. Wole Charles Akinyokun

Sam Juwe

 

Alexej von Radloff

3:20 to 4:20 pm

National CERTs Requirements

Session Chair: DR. Sola Afolabi – ICT Director - ECOWAS

Ferenc Suba                                        "Establishment of a National CERT"

TBD

TBD

4:20  to 5:00 pm

Protection approaches

·   Prevention, detection, tolerance

·   Security awareness

·    Individual and business related issues: ID theft, loss of protected information, etc.

·    Illustrative examples

Session Chair: DR. Sola Afolabi – ICT Director - ECOWAS

Arun Sood

Joseph Richardson                           "Raising Awareness"

Bar. Wale Jones                             "Cybercrime Case Scenarios Assessment And Protection Approaches"

Dr. David Tukura (EFCC)

Oyhemi Begho (FutureSoftware)       "Cybercrime Scenarios and Assessment"

 

 

Mr. Franklin Akinsuyi (DataLaws UK)

 

Nkemdilim Uwaje

(UN/MDGs)

 

YAW (AITI-Ghana)

 

 

Prof. Wole Charles Akinyokun

 

Sam Juwe

Alexej von Radloff

 


 

DAY 2

 

 

 

 

CERT SPECIFIC ISSUES

Speakers

Discussants

Rappotuer

9:00 to 10:00 am

Overview of CERT Potential Activities

·         CERT Risk Management

·         Watch & Warning

·         Incidence Management

-          Reactive Strategies

-          Proactive Strategies

Session Chair: Professor Ibidapo Obe (President, Nigerian Academy of Sciences)

 

Ferenc Suba                                   "PTA CERT-Hungary's Incident handling practice"

Joseph Richardson                                        "CERT Activities" 

Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem (President Teledom)                                             "Case for the establishment of a National Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT)"

Bar. Franklin Akinsuyi              (Data-laws - UK)                                 "Investigating Cybercrime"

 

Chris Uwaje

(ISPON)

Mamah Djire

 (Rep. De Cote D’IVOIRE)

Mr. Chris

Prof. Wole Charles Akinyokun

 

Sam Juwe

Alexej von Radloff

10:00 to 11:00 am

Examples of CERT Build Up

·   National Responsibility, Government, Corporate, Academic

Critical Infrastructure  requirements

·   Financial Services, Power, Water Utilities, Industry

Session Chair: Prof. C. Uwadia (President NCS)

 

 

Ferenc Suba

 

Prof. Augustine Odinma (AUN)          "Issues and Probable Policies for Nigeria"

 

Dr. David Tukura (EFCC)

Prof. Oliver Osuagwu -FUTO           "Impact of Cybercrime and Cybersecurity on the Education Community: Imperatives for CERT Solutions"

Writeup

 

 Mr. Noble Ekajie (SAP-Nig)

Mr. Wale Goodluck (MTN)

Mr. Sikiru Shehu

Registrar CPN

 

 

 

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11:00 to 12 noon

Critical Infrastructures Protection

·         Financial services

·         Power

·         Water,

·         Utilities, and industry

Session Chair: Engr. Titi Omo-Ettu (President ATCON)

Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem                   "Protection of Critical Information Infrastructure"

Engr. Micheal Elegbe (Interscwith)

Engr. Gbenga Adebayo

(ALTON)

Mr. Noble Ekajie (SAP-Nig)

Mr. Wale Goodluck (MTN)

 

Gerald Ilukwe (Galazy)

 

Prof. Wole Charles Akinyokun

 

Sam Juwe

Alexej von Radloff

12 to 12:30

Information Sharing

Joseph Richardson                               "Building Information Capacity"

 

 


12:30 to 1:30 pm

Multi-Stake Holders Collaboration in Information Sharing - Panel of Local Group –Government, Industry, Academy, NGO

 

Prof. Oye Ibidapo-Obe

(President Nig. Academy of Sciences)

Engr. Lanre Ajayi (ING)

Mr Ibrahim Tizhe - President CPN

Prof. Charles Uwadia (President NCS)

Engr. Titi Omo-Ettu (President ATCON)

Dr. David Tukura (EFCC)

Mr. Chris Uwaje (ISPON)

 Engr. Gbenga Adebayo (ALTON)

Mr. Muyiwa Akeredolu  (NBA)

AITI and M Djire

Bar. Emmanuel Edet (NITDA)

Barrister Wale Jones

Mr. Emeka Arinze

(Digital Evidence & Cyberforensic)

 

Mr. Segun Olugbile (GNCS-IMPACT)                                       
"Strategies for a Safe Cyberspace" 



 

1:30 to 2:30 pm

Lunch

 

 

 

2:30 to 3:30 pm

Risk Management & Protection Approaches

-Prevention, detection, tolerance

- Security Awareness

Mr. Franklin Akinsuyi (DataLaws UK) "Risk Management: A case study"

Professor (Mrs.) Adenike Osofisan

Ex. President/Session Chair of CPN

 

Media Representative

Ken Nwogwu (Com Week)

Vanguard/Thisday/

Guardian

 

 

3:30 to 4:30 pm

New technologies

·   Cloud CERT

 

Arun Sood (George Mason University)     "Cloud CERT"

Chris Uwaje (President ISPON)              "Cloud CERT"

Chinneye Mba Uzoukwu

(Ex-Microsoft Country Manager)

Dr. Sylvanus A. Ehikioya (NCC)

Dr. Jimson Olufuye

President ITAN

 

4:30 to 5:30 pm

In class room completion of survey and next steps.  Closing Discussion

Moderators:

Arun Sood, Raymond Akwule

 

 

 


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Contributing Speakers

Workshop Topics

Call for Papers

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