Com­puter so­ci­ety can­vases use of IT on se­cu­rity chal­lenges

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Vic­to­ria Onehi

The Pres­i­dent, Nige­ria Com­puter So­ci­ety (NCS), Prof. Ades­ola Ader­ounmu, says Nige­ria can ap­ply the use of In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy to re­solve its cur­rent se­cu­rity chal­lenges.

Ader­ounmu spoke yes­ter­day at the 26th Na­tional Con­fer­ence and Ex­hi­bi­tion of the Nige­ria Com­puter So­ci­ety in Abuja.

He said the essence of the con­fer­ence which had the theme: “In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy for Na­tional Safety and Se­cu­rity”, was to em­pha­sise the need for the so­ci­ety to solve the in­se­cu­rity crises us­ing in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy.

“We have rec­om­mended some tools that can be used by the gov­ern­ment, but we are still wait­ing for their di­rec­tive on how to ap­ply them,” he said.

The Di­rec­tor, Cor­po­rate Af­fairs of the NCS, Iyi­ola Ay­oola, said for the na­tion must have a uni­fied bio­met­ric data­base which would show who does what and where at all times.

231 new mem­bers, 31 as­so­ciate mem­bers, 22 grad­u­ate mem­bers and 16 tech­nol­o­gists were in­ducted into the so­ci­ety.

The newly elected ex­ec­u­tive of the Nige­rian Women In in­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy (NIWIIT) was also in­au­gu­rated by the pres­i­dent of NCS at the con­fer­ence.

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