By EMEKA AGINAM
Nigerian team will be flying African flag at this year’s CyberLympics, an international team-based Cybersecurity competition.
Global CyberLympics aspires to create an opportunity for ethical hacking to be accepted, practiced and demonstrated without any discrimination, across all geographical boundaries for the purpose of understanding what it takes to protect and secure critical information and assets.
Accordingly, Team Naija, led by Olu Akindeinde, the Chief Technical Officer, Digital Encode, an indigenous information security company will be competing other teams from North America, Europe, Asia & the Middle East, South America and Australia.
The other members of the team include Mr. Obadare Adewale and Mr. Adetunji Adeoje from Digital Encode.
The team is expected to be joined by Mr. Jaiyeola Abimbola and Mr. David Abolusoro from First Bank of Nigeria Plc.
According to Akindeinde, global CyberLympics is a series of cyber competitions that encompass forensics, ethical hacking and defense and teams will consist of four to six players.
He said that other African teams had been eliminated at the preliminary stage like their counterparts in other continents leaving only selected few from each continent to represent their respective continents at the world final competition this October in Miami, United States.
With the assurance of Akindeinde that the Nigerian team was well prepared for the global cyber Olympics, other team members expressed optimism that the Nigerain team would make Africa proud at the event.
The EC-Council Foundation, a charitable and educational organisation dedicated to educating and training individuals in security skills, said one of the key reasons for Global CyberLympics was to foster an environment that creates child online protection through education.