The Institute of ICT Professionals, Ghana (IIPGH) organized its first Cyber Security workshop on Sunday 18th February, 2018 for its members with interest in the Cyber Security field.
This is the first of many of such workshops, seminars and training sessions to be organized by the institute to equip its members with the right skills and techniques in the Cyber Security space.
The resource person Mr. Stephen Kofi Asamoah a Cyber Security Expert from the USA and a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and the CEO of Cykrypt led the presentation. He shared his in-depth knowledge in penetration testing (Pentest) and took the participants through the techniques of “The Art of Attack and Penetration Testing” in a full day workshop. For more information on Cykrypt and their consultancy, please visit their website via this link: http://cykrypt.com/
In a related development, Delta3, another partner of IIPGH is organizing series of workshops starting 20th February as part of Cyber Security awareness campaign. Details of the workshop and participation requirements can be found via this link: https://iipgh.org/academy/product-tag/delta3/
In a bid to give more attention to Cyber Security which has become a topical issue in Ghana and world at large, IIPGH is collaborating with other organizations to build capacity in the areas of Information and Cyber Security. In this respect, Institute of Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (ICIA) developed a range of trainings for certification in Cyber Security and Information Assurance. Use this link to access some of their trainings: https://iipgh.org/academy/product-tag/institute-of-cyber-security-and-information-assurance-icia/
In addition, Cyber Security is not only for ICT Professionals, it cuts across all institutions using ICT products and services. IIPGH is teaming up with Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Ghana to train professionals in the financial industry. The detailed self-paced online training is designed for people in the management accountants to be able to fully engage and to help their companies effectively mitigate and recover from cyber threats which can disrupt business, result in financial losses and destroy reputations. More information on this highly rated online Cyber Security course can be found online: https://iipgh.org/academy/product/cybersecurity-for-finance-professionals/
The Institute of ICT Professionals is poised to promote ICT development through education, consultancy, community service and advocacy using professionals in the industry. The institute will also focus on Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurial training and consultancy services.