The Nigerian Computer Society (NCS) has announced plans to hold a three-day National Conference to address technology issues related to Nigeria’s national security.
A statement by the NCS explains that the conference, with theme ”Information Technology for National Safety and Security”, will provide a multi-stakeholder forum to examine pertinent considerations in achieving IT enabled Security to advance and achieve Sustainable Development.
According to NCS, engagement opportunities will be explored during the Conference to present and develop effective strategies, creative approaches and practical solutions to security problems, as it intends to bring together academics, innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs, IT practitioners, policy makers in government and business people.
NCS said that security is one of the most critical issues in Nigeria, and in the 21st century, nations invest in Information Technology as the key enabler for National Security.
The conference is scheduled to start on Tuesday, July 19 to Friday, July 21, 2016, at NAF Conference Centre, Abuja.
Among the key issues that would be discussed include; National Database – Integral to National Security, Information Technology and the National Security Strategy, Universal Broadband Access – the Security Imperative and Information Technology as an Indispensable Security Tool – Terrorism in Focus.