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Members of CSEAN Executive Council

Remi Afon

Remi Afon


Solution oriented Cyber Security Specialist with notable success executing broad range of corporate IT initiatives while participating in planning and implementation of information security solutions in direct support of business and government objectives.

Energetic, visionary strategist qualified by BSc Computer Science (University of Ilorin), MBA and MSc Information Security from Royal Holloway University of London with over 16 years IT experience and 8 years record of ground-up success in cyber security.

Remi Afon is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and a member of Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) UK, Nigeria Computer Society, Computer Professional Registration Council of Nigeria, Information Security Group (UK), ISC2 London Chapter and ISACA Scotland Chapter.

Presently focused on implementing security improvement programmes for public and private organisations after years of working in core security operations. Remi is a member, Board of Trustees of Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria and Executive Director of Lynsec – a UK based Cyber Security Company.



Vice President

Ismaila Idris received a B.Tech. (Hons) in Mathematics\Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Minna and M.Sc in Information Security from University of Ilorin in 2002 and 2009 respectively.

He received a PhD degree from University of Teknology Malaysia in 2014.

Currently, he is with the Department of Cyber Security Science, Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, Federal University of Technology, Minna.

He has two patent works with Innovation and Commercialization Centre (ICC), Malaysia.

He is a member of editorial board Journal of Computer Engineering and Information Technology and International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Applications (IJAIA).

His research interests include Information Security, Data Mining, Software Engineering, Soft Computing, Computational intelligence and Information Retrieval. He is a member board of trustee Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria, member of International Association of Engineers (IAENG) and also member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).



Director Information Security Development

A passionate selfless seasoned information/cyber security expert with hands on technical experience and management of information security best practice providing effective information security management to large organizations.

He has led the creation of security programs for companies, government agencies possessing in-depth knowledge of security in such diverse security issues as risk assessment management, Vulnerability assessment and penetration test, security policy development, security architecture, infrastructure and perimeter security design, outsource relationship security, offshore development, intellectual property and data leakage prevention, security technology development, business continuity in secure -business design, and information technology auditing.

Olatunji, whose qualifications include a degree in Mathematics is a (Certified Ethical Hacker) (CEH), AlienVault Certified Security Engineer (ACSE) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor cum Implementer, Security Analyst with over 6 years’ industry hands-on and standard based security programs experience.

Presently focused on risk based cyber security program as a senior consultant with consulting companies both local and international.

Olatunji is a member, Board of Trustees of Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria, Executive Director/co-founder of cyber security consulting firm CYBERCODE LTD and Chief Information Security Officer at FINTECH company in Nigeria.



Director Social Media and communications

Samaila is a cyber security awareness trainer and advocate with experience in ERP systems, OS hardening, and computer forensics.

He has about 5 years experience in IT, with 3 in different domains of cyber security. He has obtained a B.Sc in Information Systems – with a concentration in Information Security and Assurance, from the American University of Nigeria, and a GCHQ certified M.Sc in Cybersecurity and Management from the prestigious University of Warwick in UK.

Samaila is a Certified Internet of Things Practitioner (CIoTP), a member of the Internet Society.

He is currently heavily involved in planning and organizing programs that increase the cyber security awareness levels in Nigeria, and facilitating IT and cyber security themed trainings in both the public and private sector. He strongly believes in the power of collaboration and partnerships, especially between public, private and non-profit organizations.



Director Training and Education

Olabode is a seasoned Cyber Security professional; one of the notable Cyber Security thought leaders in Nigeria. His remarkable local and international experiences in Information Security cover; Cyber Security strategy formulation and road mapping, Cyber Security business benefit management, Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC), data protection regulation, Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT), Cyber Security risk management and Cyber Security program management

Olabode received his BSc in Computer Science from the University of Hertfordshire in the UK. He also made a Distinction grade in MSc Computer Security and Forensics from the University of Bedfordshire in the UK. He possesses many industry respected IT and Cyber Security professional certifications. Sometimes in his career, he occupied several IT and Infosec managerial and leadership positions in different blue chip and international organisations within and outside Nigeria.

Olabode is presently focused on cyber security improvement initiatives for business and governmental organizations within and outside Nigeria. Olabode is one of the Executive Directors of Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria.