Since 2018, Skyline University Nigeria has been celebrating and hosting cyber security awareness week, helping students and individuals alike protect themselves online as threats to technology and confidential data become more commonplace. The computer science and software engineering students of the University lead a collaborative effort between students and staff to raise cybersecurity awareness nationally and internationally.
This year’s theme, “Cyber Security Needs, Essentials & Awareness in Nigeria” demonstrates that while cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s all about people, providing information and resources to help educate students and staff and the public that all individuals and organizations must make smart decisions whether on the job, at home or at school to stay safe online.
The event running from 24th to 28th October 2022 features informative and fun activities, with respect to the wide range of cyber security potentials, geared to benefit students of not only the Information Science department but other departments of the university and staff also, who would have the chance to learn how cyber security can help keep the Nigerian people safe.
Kicking off with the theme of the event on Monday 24th October 2022, The cyber security week was opened with a webinar from a Guest lecturer, Ahmad Hashim, an E-learning consultant at Edugrow Learning and the CEO of PenTest CyberSecurity Institute, Kano. Then, followed by technical quizzes, webinars, competitions and webinars amongst the computer science and software engineering students of the University.
The event demonstrated that individuals can have basic cyber hygiene practices, update their software, think before they click any link online, have good strong passwords or a password keeper, and enable multi-factor authentication on all their sensitive accounts. It was indeed a fun week for the Computer Science and Software Security Students.