‘ASIS regional conference will focus on security challenges’
Dame Victoria Ekhomu is ASIS Advisory Council Chairman and Managing Director, Transworld Security System Limited. In this interview with PAUL ADUNWOKE, she spoke on the regional conference holding at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.
What is the conference all about?
ASIS is an organisation for security professionals. It has more than 35,000 members globally. The regional conference holding in Lagos will provide comprehensive educational programme on regional security challenges. During the conference, experts will also address some other security issues. Aside from the talk, there is a great networking opportunity with industry leaders. We equally have exhibitions, where security devices will be showcased. Furthermore, those with certifications will earn recertification credits.
What value do you think it will add to the development of the society?
ASIS has been able to promote professionalism through security education and exhibition. It also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to businesses, media, government entities and the public by providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programmes and services.
Who is it meant for? Is it only for security professionals?
No. The conference is for government officials, corporate organisations, Law enforcement professionals, bankers, architects and consultants, manufacturers, human resources executives, politicians, event planners, security professionals, chief executive of government parastatals and major corporation, IT experts, the general public.
Which areas are being covered?
They include, The new cyber threat, ‘Ransom-ware’; Business continuity planning/organisation resilience, Protecting digital infrastructure (Defence Intelligence Telecommunication, Identity Theft), Mobile and social media security, Security dynamics in an emerging economy, The Global Terrorism Index, Corruption in Nigeria: The effects on national economy and security impacts, Managing security in a mega city, Managing current security challenges in schools, The alleged hacking of US election by Russia, the implications, Fraud in banks and its effects on Nigerian economy, Maritime Security (Keeping our water safe), Terrorism in West and Central Africa and many others.
Who should be a member of ASIS?
ASIS membership and networking will be most beneficial to security personnel to add value to their job.