The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Prof. Abdullahi Bala, fsssn, has flagged off the Forensic and Malware Detection laboratories in the Department of Cyber Security Science.

The brief event took place on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Cyber Security Science Department, Main Campus.

Speaking before flagging off the labs, Prof. Bala said it is a dream come through for the department and the University community, while expressing joy over the successful outcome of the projects.

The VC stated that the equipment and the high performing computers in both labs will be used to equip and maintain the labs and it will also help in enhancing the learning environment, not only within the Department of Cyber Security but the University at large.

Prof. Bala prayed that the equipment will be optimally utilized for the purpose it was meant for.

The Dean, School of Information and Communication Technology (SICT), Prof. Nicholas Iwokwagh said the equipment are basically for cyber security research but can also be used for consultancy with organisations who wish to collaborate in order to carry out forensic analysis.

He also appreciated the support from the National Intelligence Agency.

The Head of Department, Cyber Security Science, Dr. Ismaila Idris said the Forensic and Malware Detection laboratories are meant to help improve students’ capacity and also to see how it can be leveraged upon, in terms of collaborations outside the University with a view to solving some of the cyber attacks that are prevalent in the country.

He said the essence was to give the students the prerequisite skills to be able to get on as they graduate and go into labour force.

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