KAMPALA – A budding information security training firm, Milima Security, is set to pass-out over 40 professionals as the wave of information Security take precedence.
Dubbed the Milima White-Hat day, the ceremony is set to honour the dedication and impact/role played by Cyber-security professionals in advocating for information Security, data privacy and protection in a wave of increased cybercrime and threats.
Inaugurated in February this year, Milima Cyber academy has continuously refocused its efforts to build the worrying skills among professionals in detecting & combating cyber threats across all tiers of organizations’ infrastructures.
This has left firms held hostage with ever-growing data/information at their disposal.
Milima Technologies’ CEO, Emmanuel Chagara, urges business owners, budding entrepreneurs, among others, to build capacity for their enterprises to offset massive losses to cybercrime.
“Cyber Security begins with you” “Cybersecurity is a synergy of people processes and technologies used to protect information/ data at every tier of system operations. With the ever-evolving cyber-risk landscape, cyber threats continue to expose business stakeholders,” Chagara clarifies.
At a recent guest lecture at Milima Cyber Academy, Mr Kenneth Muhangi, an Intellectual Property Lawyer and Data Protection Policy analyst, challenged the academy’s alumni and business owners to appreciate that Data is the ‘new currency’
”Information at the disposal of institutions ably personifies individuals leaving its use at the mercy of the handlers who risk being exposed to breaches and cyber-attacks,” Muhangi augments the essence.
“Securing the Digital Age is our purpose in business – Emmanuel Chagara.
“As business and government enterprises go ‘DIGITAL’, exposure to cybercrime has tripled giving rise to the demand of highly skilled professionals that operate and monitor IT Infrastructure,” Chagara interludes.
Milima Cyber Academy’s administration urges the newly passed-out professionals to maintain integrity and transparency in all the practices to grow and nurture their careers manning the gates of IT Infrastructure.
“I urge the professionals to remain conscious of the responsibilities that lie ahead; knowing well that this nation still suffers from a wide information security skills- gap and as such the role of combating the rising cyber-threats lies with them,” Chagara noted.
“You are an essential ingredient in our ongoing effort to reduce Security Risk.” ? Kirsten Manthorne.
Milima Cyber Academy (MCA) is new Cybersecurity training academy in Uganda that opened doors on February 11, 2019, with a vision to provide advanced knowledge and skills in Cyber Security & Forensics to build capacity in detection, avoidance, and combat of cyber-attacks.
The training Center currently runs two programs (Fundamentals of Cyber Security [FCS] and Web Application Security [WAS) and will be introducing a new program for information security managers called Information Security Practice in February 2020.
About Milima White Hat Day 2019
To be held under the theme “Celebrating the Rise of Cybersecurity Professionals,” this is an annual event that brings together MCA alumni, industry and business experts in an exciting occasion to network and dialogue on a Cyber safe Africa.
At this year’s event, guests will be treated to exciting yet chilling cyber-hacking games from MCA Alumni and experts and later to a networking session.