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Digital Footprints, CIFIPN partner to promote forensics, cybersecurity in Nigeria

Digital Footprints Nig. Ltd, an indigenous cybersecurity and digital forensics company, and the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Investigative Professionals of Nigeria (CIFIPN) have resolved to partner to promote the practice of forensics in the country with a view to addressing cybersecurity issues and wage war against corruption.

The resolution for the partnership was reached when the management of Digital Footprints played host to the leadership of CIFIPN at the company’s office in Abuja.

Receiving the delegation, managing director and chief executive officer of Digital Footprints Nig Ltd, Tombari Sibe, said as an emerging profession, digital forensics requires such a body of think tank to set standards, streamline processes, promote research and development, and engender best practices.

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Sibe congratulated the leadership of CIFIPN for the successful passage of the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Investigative Professionals of Nigeria Bill, 2021 at the National Assembly.

“Shaped by the desire to deliver cutting-edge digital forensic and best-in-class cybersecurity consulting service, Digital Footprints is strategically positioned to support their clients, which include both public and private institutions,” Sibe said.

“Specifically, our range of services includes digital forensic investigation, incident response, cybersecurity consultancy, data recovery, data destruction and device sanitization, employee misuse and misconduct investigations, expert witness and litigation services, forensic accounting, etc,” he explained.

In her response, the pro-tem president of CIFIPN, Enape Victoria-Ayishetu, said the forensic profession has a strategic role to play in the anti-corruption effort of the country and sued for collaboration between Digital Footprints and the Institute to achieve the goal.

Ayishetu recounted the long walk to the passage of the CIFIPN Bill at the National Assembly, expressing optimism that the legislation would be assented to become an Act of Parliament.

In his remarks, chairman of Digital Footprints, Mohammed Danjuma, told the delegation that as a company, the firm is ready to deepen its partnership with CIFIPN in several ways, not just for the mutual benefit of both parties, but for the overall good of the country.

He said the ubiquitous nature of digital devices and digital data requires organizations, and the country at large, to pay more attention to digital forensics and cybersecurity which was the reason for setting up Digital Footprints.

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