Stakeholders Explore AI in Cybersecurity at Tek Experts C-Suite Forum

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By Adedapo Adesanya

Cytek Security, the sister company of Tek Experts, a leading provider of tech talent solutions, recently hosted its inaugural c-suite roundtable, bringing together industry leaders across financial services, tech, and consulting sectors to explore the evolving landscape of cybersecurity and the critical role of artificial intelligence (AI) in bolstering defences in today’s world.

This is part of efforts by Tek Experts and Cytek Security to foster knowledge-sharing initiatives in the industry while innovating to adapt to the evolving cybersecurity landscape in Nigeria.

At the event themed Beyond Automation – Unleashing the Strategic Power of AI for Cybersecurity, renowned industry experts presented insights and case studies, highlighting the potential of AI to go beyond automation and act as a strategic partner in safeguarding critical infrastructure.

The event also gave access to the participants to tour and explore the company’s recently unveiled Security Operations Center, witnessing the integration of AI technologies in real-time threat detection and response.

The Security Operations Centre provides around-the-clock protection services, utilizing advanced analytics for ongoing real-time monitoring to identify anomalies and potential threats. This allows for the prompt detection of suspicious activities, enabling quick intervention to prevent cyberattacks. To enhance proactive containment, the responsive on-demand team collaborates with business stakeholders to implement a coordinated response plan.

Speaking on the series, Mr Olugbolahan Olusanya, Country Manager at Tek Experts said, “We are delighted to host the inaugural Tek Experts C-Suite Forum. The C-Suite Forum is a new series we’ve kicked off to create a valuable platform for industry leaders to engage in dialogue around the impact of technology on business, the workforce, and the economy and how to stay ahead in the digital age.

“We chose AI in cybersecurity as our first topic in this series because we believe that AI is not just about automation, but about empowering security professionals to make informed decisions and achieve superior results.”

Speaking on the evolving cybersecurity landscape, Executive Vice President of Cyber Solutions and Strategy, YNV Group, Mr Michael Arov, said, “The cybersecurity landscape is constantly evolving, with new threats emerging at an alarming rate. As we navigate this ever-changing landscape, it becomes imperative for organizations to harness the power of AI. Our commitment at Cytek Security is to lead the charge in deploying innovative solutions that ensure best cybersecurity practices for organizations including talent retention and training.”

Also present at the event was Mr Tosin Okubanjo, Senior Territory Channel Manager, Microsoft Nigeria, who shared insights on how Microsoft Sentinel is providing support in ensuring round-the-clock support for the recently launched Security Operations Centre.

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