By Prince Okafor
Chief Strategy Officer and Cyber Risk Services Leader of Deloitte West Africa, Mr. Tope Aladenusi, has said that cyber intelligence could help put an end to terrorism.
Tope made the assertion during the Deloitte Chief Information and Security Officer, CISO, roundtable in Lagos.
He said: “We need intelligence to be able to stay ahead in security. Boko Haram has lasted this long in Nigeria because we lack intelligence to attack them.
“At some point, we relied on the United States, United Kingdom, France and the rest to support us on intelligence gathering.
“Intelligence is basically having the knowledge of where you cannot reach physically. Just like the physical intelligence, there is also intelligence in the cyber world.”
He also noted that terrorism has gone online, stressing that “we need intelligence of all these activities, both of cyber criminals, cyber terrorists and cyber attackers; Deloitte is building a platform that can man intelligence both internationally and locally.”