The need to bring cyber security education to everyone and promote online safety led GL Tech to launch its cyber security education initiative called ‘online wisdom.’

Martins Obiorah, Managing Director, GL Tech who spoke during the launch, stated that despite the huge benefits and the convenience derived from the use of the internet, the same platform has provided opportunities for criminals to execute their act through defrauding unsuspecting users.

He noted that the level of Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and card fraud witnessed in the country in the last two years is quite alarming coupled with other security threat such as identity theft, private information compromise, spread of computer virus and malicious programs have led to increased number of organization being hacked.

Obiorah explained that the high level of e-channel fraud and system compromise could be attributed to ignorance on the part of the public resulting from low level of information and e- channel security awareness. He said that global rise in information security and electronic banking fraud resulted in the birth of ‘online wisdom,’ a platform created by some seasoned information and e-business security professionals to promote electronic banking, create awareness campaign to the public organization and schools, banks, government establishments, ministries military and law enforcement agencies.

“Our target is to heighten the level of information security awareness that would minimize the level of information, security compromises and electronic banking fraud.”

Sam Okenyi, Cyber Security Professional, stated that information technology affects all aspect of human lives, adding that with everyday use of the technology human lives can never be the same.

“As we see the major advancement that technology has brought to us we are also aware of the major threat we are faced today The reality is that cyber security is a major threat and the biggest of the organizations are also under attack.”