19 Oct

C4DLab has slashed the cost of an online safety training coming up in late November by Sh20,000.

According to organisers, the significant cut in cost is aimed at boosting the number of participants with the highest ever being 18 in three years.

While initially a person was expected to part with up to Sh50,000 to participate in the three-day course to be run between November 28 and 30 this year, now the potential candidate can register with Sh30,000 by October 31,” reads a statement in part on Facebook.

The event, the 6th since inception in July 2014, is supported by the ICT Authority and is scheduled to take place at the University of Nairobi’s Chiromo campus, School of Computing and Informatics(SCI), starting 8 am.

Incidentally, according to one of the facilitators, the course will take participants through pertinent topics on staying safe online including fundamentals of information security, national agenda on information security, international best practice in information security, threats and attacks, preventing and detecting attacks, hackers techniques and controls, computer forensics and incident handling and mobile security, among others.

Since county governments, ministries, departments and agencies, among others need to be equipped with skills and resources to address the issue of information security, the objective of the training is to equip the attendees with the knowledge and understanding of a wide range of subject areas that make up information security and its management,” explains C4DLab co-founder and Director, Dr Tonny Omwansa.

While expanding the scope of target participants, Dr Omwansa says that the training is also suited to information security professionals including IT Security Managers, Cloud Security Professionals, IT Architects and Administrators, Risk Assessment Professionals, Database and Web Developers, Security Auditors and Compliance Managers, Network and System Administrators,among others.

Meanwhile, early-bird registrations can be done from here.