AfricaHackOn in collaboration with m:lab East Africa will hold a one of a kind cyber security training program that targets corporate with a keen interest to strengthen Cyber Security defenses in their organization’s infrastructure or, on the other hand, the individual with particular interest in personal security online.Developed by AfricaHackOn, the program identifies the potential threats and seeks to cater for 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 main objectives of the program are: provide hands on cyber security training to equip the participants with the relevant skills and knowledge to protect themselves online, participants to understand how to use respective tools to ensure their safety online from theft of personal information, malicious software, websites and email. To assist organizations understand how to safeguard and defend their online infrastructure, manage insider fraud as well as how to develop strategies against cyber crime. To practically demonstrate how to conduct cyber security and penetration testing assessments.

The scope of the Cyber Security Program is towards all cyber citizens with a curious mind for cyber security, individuals looking for a career in cyber security or cyber security professionals in the corporate environment. This program caters for the cyber savvy 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).

The training course content will focus on Security Strategy Development and Implementation, Emerging Technologies in Banking, GSM and Radio Frequency Security, Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessments, Web Application security, Wi-Fi Security, Social Engineering and ,Governance and Legislation. The training will utilize an extensive hands-on approach where participants will get to both attack and investigate assets on our 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 classes will be conducted at the m:lab training facility (Bishop Magua Center-Ngong Road) over a 3-month period, from the14th of September to 11th December, 2015.The training will take place every weekday, with an option for a morning class or afternoon/evening class, each two hours long.The cost per individual is Kshs 60,000.

The joint AfricaHackON and m:Lab program 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 in the continent, getting to learn, grow, exchange ideas, share experiences and build the local cyber security industry.

Interested participants may register here.

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