NCS, in its ongoing 25th national conference in Enugu, identified the need for Nigerians to device new ways of protecting data, since the country is fast moving to a knowledge-based economy.
They described data as useful information necessary for the growth of organisations.
Data has become the currency of a knowledge-based economy, driving innovation and boosting businesses at various levels, and must be protected at all cost, the conference insisted.
The forum also looked at security issues in a knowledge-based economy and strongly advised individuals and organisations to always protect their data.
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She listed some of the security issues to include software piracy, identity theft, industrial espionage, platform interoperability, among others.
To address the security issues, Odumuboni suggested effective intellectual management system, development of a robust security strategy, formulating piracy laws and cyber security laws, as well as creating awareness that must be led by government through seminars and workshops.
She was worried that data hacking was on the increase globally, but advised that Nigerians must come up to protect data in order to drive knowledge- based economy.
In another presentation, Country Managing Director, Accenture Nigeria, Mr.
To achieve this, she said
President of NCS, Prof.
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