The U.S. Consulate General Sets up Seminar for Cybersecurity Professionals


On Thursday, the US Commercial Service prepared a seminar set by Consul General Will Stevens that connected cybersecurity professionals in Nigeria‘s banking, telecommunications, and fintech sectors with the services and opportunities provided by the American software company SAS.

In his opening remarks, Consul General Stevens emphasized the importance of increasing collaboration between the United States and Nigeria on cybersecurity to help secure the digital economy now and in the future.

“Financial institutions are leaders in the technical revolution that is taking place in Nigeria.

While they can reap the rewards of this essential transition, they also have a responsibility to ensure that the financial system of tomorrow remains stable, reliable and secure for consumers and institutions,” said Consul General Stevens.

He also explained that partnerships with US companies like SAS are beneficial to the economies of both countries and will lead to the diversification and expansion of cyber-related options available in Nigeria.

“The US Mission to Nigeria looks forward to working with the American and Nigerian business community in the years to come to continue advancing much-needed digital transformation,” added Consul General Stevens.

Introducing him, SAS South Africa‘s Head of Client Advice, Stephen Wessels, spoke about the role of analytics in the safety and security of the financial services industry.

“SAS’s advanced analytics help manage growing regulatory demands, stop fraud and maximize return on capital,” said Wessels.

The US Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the US Department of Commerce based in Lagos.

The US Commercial Service facilitates connections between Nigerians and US products, services, and partners.

In addition, the US Commercial Service supports US companies attending trade shows in Nigeria, while also helping to send Nigerian delegations to US trade shows.

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