A Nigerian-led tech agency, Cybergate Technologies, has announced launching an academy arm of its organization to train future cybersecurity professionals in the UK.
Jamiu Akande, founder and CEO, cybergatetech.net, confirmed the development in a press release seen by Quillcastle Nigeria on Friday.
The need to reinforce security measures and scale up on numbers of security personnel, according to Jamiu, is as a result of the dramatic rise in cybercrime globally.
The cybersecurity expert and global shaper of the World Economic Forum noted that the academy seeks to familiarize trainees with the current cyber security landscape while providing adequate knowledge of relevant tools to assess and manage security protocols in information processing systems.
He said: “The vision is to build a reliable workforce that can identify cyber threats and protect the world.
“As IT experts, we must see that hackers are identified and prosecuted according to the law.”
Ripples Nigeria gathered that the academy’s curriculum is designed for C Level Executives, Management Professionals, Security Consultants, Security Engineers and recent graduates of cybersecurity or other IT-related courses.
The cybersecurity startup is another IT-flagship organization by a Nigerian, who has chosen to float venture in the diaspora in place of Nigeria.