AfricaHackOn Partners with m:lab to Provide Cyber Security Training

By / Published August 13, 2015 | 2:55 pm



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M:lab East Africa in collaboration with AfricaHackOn will hold a one of a kind cyber security training program that targets corporates with a keen interest to strengthen their Cyber Security defences in their organization’s infrastructure and individuals with particular interest in personal security online and offline.

Developed by AfricaHackOn, the training program identifies the potential threats and seeks to cater to both the needs of the regular internet user and the corporate. This program will assist in bridging the gap in the lack of awareness, lack of requisite skill to protect oneself online, provide insight on how to utilize tools, write scripts/programs and utilize information to help safeguard their online presence and protect their critical online resources.

The objective of the training is to provide participants with both hands on technical skills and the supporting resources to ensure they are able and capable of detecting and thwarting threats they are exposed to online. The program will also raise awareness on the dangers lurking online and the importance of cyber security among active online citizens and corporates.

The objectives of the training program include:

  1. Provide hands-on cyber security training to equip the participants with the relevant skills and knowledge to protect themselves online.
  2. For participants to understand how to use respective tools to ensure their safety online from theft of personal information, malicious software, websites and email.
  3. To assist organizations understand how to safeguard and defend their online infrastructure, manage insider fraud as well as how to develop strategies against cybercrime.
  4. Practically demonstrate how to properly conduct cyber security and penetration testing
    assessments.
  5. To provide a platform to share knowledge and experiences.

This program caters for our Cybersavvy generation by providing a holistic learning experience that would enable them to be smarter, safer and cautious online protecting themselves from scams and attacks or defending corporate networks against Advanced Persistent Threats (APT).

Training course content

  • Security Strategy Development and Implementation
  • Emerging Technologies in Banking
  • GSM and Radio Frequency Security
  • Penetration Testing
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Web Application security
  • WiFI Security
  • Social Engineering
  • Governance and Legislation

The training will utilize an extensive hands-on approach where participants will get to both attack and investigate assets on AfricaHackOn’s cloud infrastructure. The practical sessions will be based on real life scenarios which one is likely to encounter when carrying out assessments on respective assets.

The training will take place every weekday with an option for morning class or afternoon/evening class, each two hours long (9.00 am- 11.00 am, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm, 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm). The course duration will be 3 months, and will cost Kshs 60,000. The classes will start on 14th September to 11th December. The training will be conducted at m:lab East Africa (Bishop Magua Center-Ngong Road).

Interested individuals can apply for the program HERE The program will not only provides participants with quality hand on training but is also a platform where cyber security practitioners, enthusiast and budding professionals have a platform to interact with some of the best cyber security professionals, getting to learn, grow, exchange ideas, share experiences and build the local cyber security industry.






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