Firm to train youths on cybersecurity

Halogen Group has announced a partnership with the Ministry of Youths and Sports Development and the Nigerian Army to train youths on cybersecurity.

The firm said in a statement that the partnership with the ministry was aimed at training at least 40,000 youths on cyber security, to encourage youth participation in the field of cybersecurity.

It added that the partnership with the Army Resource Center would help boost capacity development among both private and public sector security professionals in the nation.

The Chief Operating Officer, Academy Halogen, Dr Wale Adeagbo, said, “Halogen is excited again to be at the vanguard of a project that will change the narratives of youth development to a remarkable one.

“After the training, 25 per cent of the participants will undergo certification programmes which will also be co-sponsored by the ministry and Halogen. Internship opportunities will be made available to youths who participate in the certification programme.”

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Ismaila Abubakar, said, “The World Economic Forum, Cybersecurity along with Artificial Intelligence and data analytics now offer great career opportunities to professionals.

“More stringent regulation will see an increased demand for cybersecurity professionals in Nigeria.”

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