Customary Chartered in collaboration with @iLabAfrica-Strathmore College has graduated 100 girls who participated within the first East Africa Girls in Cyber Mentorship Program which follows a 9 month mentorship coaching program for ladies members residing in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania administered nearly.
This system, which had a self-paced studying mannequin with mentorship circles and fireplace chats, included rising and present areas in cybersecurity in addition to smooth abilities coaching in areas similar to private branding and profession progress.
Talking through the commencement, Kariuki Ngari, Customary Chartered Financial institution CEO (Kenya and East Africa Cluster) mentioned, “ Africa has been highlighted as a area that’s extremely weak to cyber threat. With cyber criminals more and more turning into extra superior, we’re seeing many organizations, together with monetary establishments, Authorities entities and retail gamers searching for for superior and clever cybersecurity options, pushed by effectively versed cybersecurity specialists.
This program, which focuses on cybersecurity coaching and capability constructing helps to satisfy this hole with a give attention to girls who comprise solely 24 % of the general workforce in cybersecurity. We imagine that this program, run in partnership with Strathmore , is among the ways in which we are able to higher equip the East African area to counter and stop cyberattacks which are sometimes pricey, all whereas equipping and inspiring girls to hitch the cybersecurity house. ‘’
Including to this, Dr Joseph Sevilla, Director @iLabAfrica- Strathmore College, mentioned, ‘’ Refined ransomware and assaults can shortly disrupt companies and stifle progress. Because the area undergoes digital transformation, publicity to cyber threat will increase. To make sure that organizations are in a position to defend themselves from these threats, superior coaching and entry to cybersecurity specialists is crucial. To this finish, applications such because the East Africa Girls in Cyber Program are vital, not solely to bridge the cybersecurity abilities hole, however to additionally construct ample capability to counter assaults.‘’
This system had 100 members who went by means of the next modules in cybersecurity:Info Safety,Cyber Safety Capability Challenges and Measures,Approaches to Managing Cyber Safety dangers – A NIST deep dive,Innovation & Cybersecurity in East Africa and Cyber Resilience & Testing.
The Cyber Mentorship Program is run by Customary Chartered in collaboration with Strathmore College’s (@iLabAfrica Analysis and Innovation Centre and was open to girls candidates from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. To be thought-about for this system, members want to satisfy the next necessities:Have a working data of English,have a minimal of 2-3 years’ junior stage working expertise,be eager in pursuing a profession in cybersecurity and have a pc and steady web connection.