Cybersafety for Seniors: Protecting the Elderly from financial exploitation

Internet access has become ubiquitous in Nigeria. As of June 2019, figures from Statista showed that Nigeria had 123.49 million internet users. Out of this figure, 74 percent of web traffic was generated via smartphones, and only 24 percent via PC devices. This state of affairs was brought about due to the availability of cheap android phones which resulted in more people including seniors going online.

Today, it is common to see seniors having Facebook and/or WhatsApp accounts to communicate and stay in touch with family members and friends. Also, many open personal email addresses to send messages and sign-up for services. However, this good indulgence has put many of them at risk as they may be taken advantage of because of their limited knowledge about technology.
Hence, the first episode in our Cybersecurity Awareness Month Webinar series seeks to explore the ways malicious actors are targeting seniors for cyber fraud using social engineering and ways they can be protected.

This event is a free, don’t miss it, Click the button below to book your spot.


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