Cyber4Africa by Africans- ESSOKA Cybersecurity Division: Keeping cyber threats at bay

By IGIHE
On 19 December 2019 at 09:04

As the digitalized revolution ushers in more simplified business solutions, individuals and entities are increasingly making business transactions through online platforms, using laptops and smartphones as the initial digital infrastructures. This, however, has come with associated cybercrimes as hackers scheme to take advantage and access information of bank accounts which can result into fraud and acts of terrorism. In Africa, especially, cybersecurity is still at its lowest.

It is against this background that ESSOKA Corporation has introduced the ESSOKA Cybersecurity Division (ECSD), with the purpose of promoting a more proactive and adaptive professional approach in the fight against cybercrimes, using a framework of education and services through International Standardized Cyber Security Training Programs.

The ECSD operates under Cyber4Africa by African (C4A) Project, created to empower Africans with the ability to secure their own cyberspace through one of the leading technocratic virtuoso development programs that have over 29 International licenses in information technology, communication technology, and cybersecurity.

Dr. Coach Achu Gustave, the ECSD Corporate/ Cyber Strategist, and Instructor says they want to squarely address cybersecurity issues despite the current education challenges in Africa. “The kind of education given in Africa is currently the main challenge to training; the academia education is not what Africa needs right now, because school-based and state-regulated provision cannot respond as rapidly and flexible as industry-standard education can, to technological changes as the in-company training that is strategically and well-integrated.

He adds that expertise needs to be directed not by abstract and theoretical knowledge but by a more practice-based curriculum.

Dr. Achu explains that the main purpose of the C4A project designed for Africa is to train the most advanced technocrats in cybersecurity using a work-based exhaustive certification framework that covers the fundamental core, advanced threats and industrial standards in information technology, communication technology, and cybersecurity.

“We have put in place programs to train individuals in offering cyber services in Africa. These programs focus on training that will establish state, industry and cybersecurity experts to improve Africa’s capacity to prevent, defend and respond to cybercrime without any need to call on Chinese or Arabic countries for support. ”

“At ECSD, we provide a comprehensive development path that delivers the most outstanding cybersecurity practices from Africa to the rest of the world, using international standardized cybersecurity training programs, partnerships, certification and services that address cybersecurity challenges and needs in partnership with EC-Council, Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA, and many more.”

Dr. Achu encourages whoever is interested in IT programs and cybersecurity to join these programs, in order to secure Africa’s cyber services and having them secured by Africans. He says that the ultimate goal is to have a cyber-security system for Rwanda provided by Rwandans.

Sidonie Angwafor, the ESSOKA Marketing and sales director- International Operations.
Dr. Coach Achu Gustave, the ECSD Corporate/ Cyber Strategist, and Instructor says they want to squarely address cybersecurity issues despite the current education challenges in Africa.
Sidonie Angwafor, the ESSOKA Marketing and sales director- International Operations.

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