Tech -USIU-Africa, Kenya Bankers Association and Serianu have unveiled a cyber-training initiative that will see a total of 1,000 women benefit in the long run.
During its first phase, the program will train 2,000 professionals, boosting the base for coluntry’s cyber security expertise.
Known as Cyber Shujaa, the training program’s novelty is illustrated in the development and implementation of a harmonized cybersecurity employment framework.
In the programme, 30 young people will also benefit to become cybersecurity entrepreneurs as a way of increasing cyber safety across the country.
Speaking during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding MoU between the consortium members, the Vice Chancellor, USIU-Africa, Professor Freida Brown, reiterated the University’s commitment to action research which calls for interventions and co-creation of knowledge with stakeholders.
The program will brand itself to become a cybersecurity institute to offer a nationally recognized certification in the area of cybersecurity. Prof. Frieda, further, revealed that Center Informatics Research and Innovation (CIRI) is striving to be a regional leader and a major player in cybersecurity issues on the continent in the next few years.
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