[9th Oct, 2017] Abuja, Nigeria – Today, BlackSentry, a division of Layer3, kicks off her Cybersecurity Awareness week aimed at creating awareness and empowering individual on the need to be safe, more secure and better able to protect their personal information online. This week is packed with quite a number of events aimed at highlighting the role every one of us has to play in establishing a secured cyberspace. Our goal is in educating the public be it digital immigrants, digital natives or businesses on basic security precautions that must be observed to safeguard themselves and their private data.

In a digital economy, cybersecurity is probably the greatest of challenges because so much of our daily activities and transactions are conducted online. Looking at the bright side, the demands of the field has opened up new opportunities for skill development and jobs.

Activities lined up for this week will dwell on the following topics:

  • Personal security tips on staying safe online
  • Infographics on the rate of cyberattacks in the world
  • Infographics of the cyberattacks on various sectors especially the financial sector
  • Cybersecurity as it affects the power sector
  • Importance of cybersecurity to businesses
  • Exclusive interviews with professionals from various sectors
  • Memes on cybersecurity and effects

Cybersecurity is an important concern that must be shared and so, events for the week have been designed to cater for a varied audience be it young or old, staff or CEO, expert or novice. Early this year we partnered with STOP THINK CONNECT as part of effort to expand our identification with global public awareness.

You can follow BlackSentry on social media and join the conversation @BlacksentryNG. Furthermore, you have the liberty to ask questions on any area of cybersecurity and our team of experts will be on hand to response, Tweet your question with the Hashtag #AskBlacksentry. Our social media team has created numerous infographics, images and memes to encourage individuals and organizations to create more awareness. We are confident this week will end on a high with more people better informed to deal with cybersecurity challenges.

About BlackSentry

BLACKSENTRY is the Data Analytics and Cybersecurity division of Layer3 delivering a set of world class products and services within the African market. We are made up of a specialized team of experts with proven industry experience, a world-class 24/7 operations cyber defence centre and an experienced management team. We have an unwavering passion for service excellence, innovation and commitment to our customers’ business success.

About STOP THINK CONNECT

STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ is the global cybersecurity education and awareness campaign. The campaign was created by an unprecedented coalition of private companies, nonprofits and government organizations with leadership provided by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG).