Cyber Security Essentials for Businesses

January 31, 2018

January 31, 2018

8:30 To 17:00

16 Amodu Ojikutu Street Lagos, LA

Event Description

The course introduces participants to the fundamentals of cyber security; creating a framework for businesses to protect themselves against the common cyber threats seen online.

In today’s data-driven, highly distributed world, companies now use the internet to undertake the very basic of business tasks, to advertise and sell, find new markets, customers and staff, communicate with customers and suppliers, process financial transactions, amongst others.

The Internet brings huge business opportunities and benefits; it also brings some security risks. It is increasingly important to manage these risks to take advantage of the internet whilst protecting your business.

Every day there are attacks on the IT systems of Nigerian companies like yours, attempting to steal information and money, or disrupt business activities. More customers are now demanding that their suppliers are secure, making cyber security a business necessity for companies.

This course provides a good practice foundation on cyber security risk management for business owners and managers to protect computer-based equipment and information from unintended or unauthorised access, change, theft or destruction.


Who should attend?

The course is suitable for every individual / business that uses a computer or any Internet enabled device. This course is essential for all organisations, of all sizes, and in all sectors. This includes companies in the private sector, entrepreneurs, business owners, SMEs, general non-IT professionals, universities, charities, and public sector organisations.


Learning Outcomes

Participants will gain first-rate taught and practical experiences from industry leading trainers through lectures, workshops, DIY sessions & use of real-time case studies.

Specifically, participants will gain knowledge on:

– What cyber security is, how it affects businesses and why you should care;
– The threats to how you do business and how they affect you as an individual;
– How attacks happen and terms such as ‘phishing’ and ‘hacking’
– The possible impacts of cyber attacks on you, your organisation, your employees and your customers;
– Risk Management: Preventing Cyber attacks
– What you can do to mitigate these impacts


Course Description:

There are 3.9 billion Internet users globally, meaning the world has become a lot more connected than ever before. With so many people connected together in one big bubble called the World Wide Web, there has and always will be a challenge with security & privacy. It is now important that individuals implement the most basic security measures regardless of if they are at work, in education or at home. Our lives have become too digitally connected for us not to take the relevant steps to ensure cyber security.

These security practices are as important as locking your doors or putting your cash in a safe. “You wouldn’t leave your front door open overnight for people to steal possessions so don’t do it online.”

What is directly at risk? Your money, your information, your reputation, your IT equipment and your IT based services. Information is an asset that can take many forms: client lists, customer databases, your financial details, your customers’ financial details, deals you are making or considering, your pricing information, product designs or manufacturing processes. There is a risk to your IT services and information wherever they are stored, whether held offline on your in-house computer or stored online in the clouds.

Analysis shows the majority of online threats could be prevented if businesses put basic security measures in place and train employees on Cyber Security.

This course will enlighten delegates to many of these security measures, including the five key controls organisations must have in place to protect against common Internet-based threats. You will learn how to manage your online security in the same way you would protect any other aspect of your business.


Benefits & ROI

Improved Reputation

Good cyber security strategies can enhance the reputation of a business and open up new commercial opportunities.

Reduced costs

Businesses can save money through adopting an efficient risk management “preventive” approach – plan, implement and review rather than a more expensive “reactive” approach on the aftermath of an attack.

Improved Competitive Advantage

Gain competitive advantage by being seen to take security seriously. Good security can be an enabler for a thriving business: you will be protecting your assets, your reputation, your customers, and your peace of mind.


Course Outline /Module Breakdown

Cloud Services
Back ups, Updates and upgrades
Understanding & preventing email viruses
Hack the Hacker: Understanding how hackers operate.
Malware & Ransomeware
Social Engineering
Financial IT fraud
Viruses & The Anti-virus
Data Protection
Privacy & Safety Online
Managing your online footprint
Social Media: Best online safety policies
Emerging threats
Workshop: Real world attack
Piracy & pirated software


Event Details:


Wednesday 31st January, 2018



Rhics HQ

16, Amodu Ojikutu Street,

Victoria Island

Lagos Nigeria


N 40,000 Naira – Early Bird Registration (On or before 15th January, 2017)
N 55,000 Naira – Standard Registration

Tea, Coffee & Lunch provided.



To register and secure your seat, kindly make payment to:


Contact Info:
Elizabeth Lakanu
Tel: +234 708 189 8299
Email: |

Trainer Profile


Christian is a multi-skilled IT Specialist with over 10 years practical experience in the Information & Communication Technology industry. He maintains an impressive portfolio of over 200 successfully executed projects within various disciplines encompassing; business analysis, marketing, digital advertising, social media marketing/management, UX design, mobile and web development to name a few.

Most recently, he has led projects for partners & brands including Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Chartered Insurance Institute of London, Antigua High Commission London, Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions, St. Lucia Tourism Board, Jamaica Tourism Board, Tobago House of Assembly, Cooling Tech Caribbean, Sterling Business Network amongst many others.

A firm believer in knowledge & skills transfer, Christian travels around the world educating business leaders on cost-effective IT strategies for achieving excellent customer services, brand awareness, maximum security, productivity and profitability.

His hobbies include travelling, football, reading, socialising & “staying connected online”


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