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CYBER SECURITY: ZORACOMS’ NSOC CENTER AS A GAME-CHANGER IN THE NIGERIAN IT SPACE

 

In a constantly evolving digital world that is fast paced, many organizations today are going fully digital or virtual. These processes have been known to deepen corporate organizations productivity and business continuity, but there are snags such as exposure and cyber threat. Criminals today are constantly evolving and finding new ways to breach the virtual and digital security infrastructures of organizations and individuals. These breaches cost as much as bullions of dollars in damages and loses when it has to get to fintechs and , identity firms other financial institutions. Having seen this loophole in the ecosystem in the area of having skilled manpower to monitor, abate and proactive these cyber threat, Zora Communications, an indigenous information technology (IT) firm Located in Lekki Area of Lagos recently launched one of a kind facility that will offer public and private sector players the desired and required tools and manpower that will curb and reduce their virtual exposure to cyber threats. The facility known as NSOC center meaning Network & Security Operations Center.

The Network & Security Operations Center (NSOC). Zoracom’s Network and Security Operation Centre (NSOC) will provide unified command, control, communication, intelligence sharing and analysis capabilities to enable physical security of the key state assets which includes IT infrastructure, real-time monitoring of events happening across ICS/SCADA networks and provide dynamic decision support, incident reporting, workflow management and system monitoring capabilities. The Network and Security Operation Centre (NSOC) is equipped with state-of-the-art facility which serves as the cornerstone to consolidate our core services in Observability, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure management.

The NSOC center is coming at a time that youthful and tech adaptive population in the country is driving such a full digital adaption of their solution at a fast pace. With fast adaption of ePayment, eCommerce, online activities, there is need for many firms offering this solution to plug into the new Zora Communications NSOC center for full security that is hundred percent proactive with over 99.999% uptime.

The Nigerian IT space has grown rapidly and the dynamic industry that has seen significant growth in recent years. With a population of over 200 million people and a burgeoning middle class, Nigeria is a prime market for technology and digital innovation. The IT sector in Nigeria is diverse and includes a range of industries such as software development, ecommerce, cloud computing, mobile technology, and cybersecurity. In recent years, the sector has attracted significant investment from both local and international companies, and many startups have emerged as well. This are the things that inform the launch of NSOC center.

John Nwachukwu, the Chief Information/Executive Officer of ZORACOM Communication said “The life blood of any business is its network systems and as we all know, the digital landscape is constantly changing, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to protect against the various forms of cyberattacks that are targeting organization’s networks of all sizes. That is why Zoracom has invested in the latest technologies and strategies to ensure that we are always one step ahead of the hackers by setting up Our Network & Security Operations Center. Zoracom’s Network and Security Operation Centre (NSOC) will provide unified command, control, communication, intelligence sharing and analysis capabilities to enable physical security of the key state assets which includes IT infrastructure, real-time monitoring of events happening across ICS/SCADA networks and provide dynamic decision support, incident reporting, workflow management and system monitoring capabilities.”

“Our Network and Security Operation Centre (NSOC) is equipped with state-of-the-art facility which serves as the cornerstone to consolidate our core services in Observability, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure management… Zoracom as an organization, we invest a lot in training and development programs to build the skills of our employees/consultants, as well as offer competitive salaries and benefits packages to attract and retain top talent. We also work with educational institutions to promote cyber security programs and help develop the next generation of cyber security professionals. Furthermore, we also consider outsourcing some cyber security functions to specialized firms, additionally we leverage automation and artificial intelligence which helps alleviates some of the workload and improve efficiency, freeing up our cybersecurity professionals to focus on “, John concluded.

ANTHONY EMEKA NWOSU

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