Over 120 students from the University of Professional Studies, Accra have been trained in basic cyber security operationalisation as part of a two-day cyber security awareness/training programme.
The training workshop, dubbed “Cyber-Hack Connect,” aimed at equipping participants, who were mainly from the Department of Information Technology, on emerging trends of cybercrime, the domain of cyber security and the impacts of cyber security threats on institutions and national security.
It was put together by the Information Technology Students Association (ITSA) with support from Slamm Technologies, a leading IT organisation that offers cyber security support, Corporate IT Solutions and Professional IT Training courses with international certification.
Participants were introduced to innovative tools and techniques to protect and secure cyber systems/infrastructures as well as cyber governance mechanisms and best practices.
Some of the topics taught included The Future of Web3 Development and Cyber Security Awareness, detailing strong insight into Basic Blockchain Technologies, Blockchain Developer Roadmap, the application of Non-fungible Tokens (NFTS), Play and Earn Games, Live Ethical Hacking as well as career opportunities in the cyberspace.
Facilitator and Cyber Security Analyst with Slamm Tech, Sheriff Adamu Ibrahim said that cyber security goes beyond monitoring malicious attacks or electronic data theft.
He explained that it was a proactive measure to protect one’s computer systems and networks from information disclosure, theft of or damage to hardware by implementing technologies, processes, and practices for safeguarding networks, devices, programs and data.
“Becoming a professional cyber combatant is one of the most exciting and rewarding career options in the world today,” said Mr. Ibrahim.
“I urge you all to explore career paths in this booming industry by enrolling in the international professional certification courses.”
University faculty and staff in attendance at the training programme with the students included Dr Ben Ocra, Patron of ITSA; Mrs Sadia Mahama, Departmental Officer and Mr Bob Nakuku Baduon, Faculty Officer, FITC.