We Still Need More Cyber Security Experts To Protect Our Cyber Space Against Yahoo-Yahoo Boys - Don - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, April 25, 2022

We Still Need More Cyber Security Experts To Protect Our Cyber Space Against Yahoo-Yahoo Boys - Don

A University don, Dr. Abayomi Agbeyangi has stressed the need for banks and other corporate organizations in Nigeria to engage the services of more Cyber Security Experts to protect their online records against the activities of internet fraudster, popularly known as Yahoo-Yahoo boys

Dr. Agbeyangi who is the Coordinator of the Department of Computer Sciences, Chrisland University in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital in a chat with Edu-Biznews Career Guides Crew, says “engagement of Cybersecurity experts is the only solution to get our cyber-space or webs more secured”

’“If you consider the volume of information online today, you will know that the number of experts is very small, we still need more Cyber Security Experts in the society to secure our cyber space, we need to employ more professionals to help us secure the web”, he stated while reacting to the career prospect of cyber security graduates

He further blamed the high rate of cyber-crime among Nigerian youths on the increasing number of unemployment in the country, citing a situation where some of these male jobless youths engage themselves on Dating sites, claiming to be ladies and establishing communication with somebody who is seeking a female partner and might not know whom he is dealing with and later such fraudster will start extorting money from their unsuspecting victims

For prospective students seeking admission to study “Cyber security” which is one of the specialized areas in the Computer Sciences Department of Chrisland University, Dr. Agbeyangi explained that they must possess credit in five subjects at the Senior Secondary School Certificate level including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and any of Biology/Agricultural Science/Data Processing

Alternatively, he said interested students seeking direct admission, must have credit in Mathematics and other subject in Chemistry or Physics at Advanced Level Certificate

According to Dr. Agbeyangi, “Cyber Security graduate is somebody who is trained to protect or secure the web, they are employed to secure online information either by working physically or remotely”

He added that undergraduates studying Cyber Security at the Chrisland University are also exposed to various external relevant professional examinations with some of them already certificated by professional bodies before completion of their four-year degree programme

“We give our students opportunities to go for professional examinations during their academic programme, we run a number of professional courses to enable them acquire professional certificates during or after their degree programme in Cyber Security”, Dr. Agbeyangi stated

For him, career prospect of graduate of Cyber Security, is bright, saying most of the business transactions are done by Nigerians online, therefore creating more jobs opportunities for the services of Cyber Security Graduates to protect the cyber space of various organizations against internet fraudster

At Chrisland University, Abeokuta, the Department of Computer Sciences being coordinated by Dr. Agbeyangi, offers specialized courses in Cyber Security and Software Engineering

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