UK institute trains firms on se­cure busi­ness en­vi­ron­ment

The Punch - - APPOINTMEN­TS & MANAGEMENT - Mu­di­aga Affe

IN the bid to en­sure a safe work­ing en­vi­ron­ment, a United King­dom-based KOT Train­ing and Ed­u­ca­tion Ser­vices on Tues­day trained stake­hold­ers in multi­na­tional cor­po­ra­tions on se­cu­rity threats and as­sets risk man­age­ment.

The train­ing, which at­tracted stake­hold­ers from se­cu­rity firms, com­mer­cial banks, oil and gas sec­tor, among oth­ers, ex­am­ined the foun­da­tional and emerg­ing tech­nol­ogy con­cepts in se­cu­rity and re­silience for or­gan­i­sa­tions op­er­at­ing in dy­namic and evolv­ing global se­cu­rity threats ar­eas as well as de­gen­er­a­tive risks sit­u­a­tion.

The train­ing ses­sion was done in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the United King­dom De­part­ment of In­ter­na­tional Trade.

The Di­rec­tor, Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment, KOTTES, Mrs Imah Chris-ade­goke, said the train­ing was prompted by the chal­lenges of global ter­ror­ism in which Nige­ria was cur­rently be­ing af­fected.

She said, “The Nige­rian sit­u­a­tion is in­ter­na­tion­ally known as one that re­quires some help as it were, in the se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion in the coun­try. At the mo­ment, there is global ter­ror­ism all over and there are only a few coun­tries in the world that tend to be at the top of the scale and Nige­ria is one of them, for­tu­nately.

“So, we thought it would be nice for us to have train­ing on se­cu­rity threats and as­sets risk man­age­ment. This train­ing is to get peo­ple more in­formed by let­ting them know emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies vis-à-vis its com­pat­i­bil­ity with hu­man ef­forts and law en­force­ment.

“It is also to make peo­ple and busi­nesses aware that for busi­ness to be sus­tain­able, there must be se­cu­rity, be­cause if you do not have se­cu­rity whether it is in­for­ma­tion, phys­i­cal or per­sonal se­cu­rity, the busi­ness can­not con­tinue.”

The Coun­try Di­rec­tor, De­part­ment for In­ter­na­tional Trade, Bri­tish High Com­mis­sion, La­gos, Mr Paul

Grey, said the train­ing was an as­sem­blage of ex­perts in the se­cu­rity pro­fes­sion.

“The train­ing has brought to­gether many ex­perts in the se­cu­rity pro­fes­sion work­ing in Nige­ria. They have come to share their ex­pe­ri­ences, ideas and new tech­nolo­gies to help keep on im­prov­ing the work­ing en­vi­ron­ment for those who do busi­ness in Nige­ria. At the end of it, par­tic­i­pants have learnt how to en­sure the se­cured busi­ness en­vi­ron­ment,” he said.

A Busi­ness En­gage­ment Of­fi­cer at the Direc­torate of Re­search and Busi­ness En­gage­ment, Univer­sity of Manch­ester, England, Mr Effa Et­tah, said the tar­gets were se­cu­rity per­son­nel for

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