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Tek Experts Hosts In-Person Cybersecurity Hackathon to Boost Nigeria’s Tech Talent

The First-Ever In-Person ABC Cyber Hackathon in 2023 in Lagos

Tek Experts Hosts In-Person Cybersecurity Hackathon to Boost Nigeria's Tech Talent (PHOTO: JobsGivers)
Tek Experts Hosts In-Person Cybersecurity Hackathon to Boost Nigeria's Tech Talent (PHOTO: JobsGivers)

Tek Experts, a global leader in technical talent solutions, hosted the first-ever in-person ABC Cyber Hackathon in 2023 in Lagos, emphasizing its dedication to nurturing Nigeria’s emerging tech talent.

The event was organized by the American Business Council Nigeria (ABC) in collaboration with Tek Experts and private sector partners, with a focus on fostering discussions on innovation, upskilling, entrepreneurship, and mentorship within Africa’s rapidly evolving cyberspace.

The Cyber Hackathon, previously held virtually for two consecutive years, emphasized the need to raise awareness about cybersecurity to counteract the increasing risks of cyber-attacks and threats in Nigeria, offering support and protection to businesses across various sectors.

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Olusanya Olugbolahan, Country Manager at the ABC Cyber Hackathon 2023, emphasized the urgency of building a workforce capable of identifying potential cyber threats. He noted, “As cyber-attacks increase in both number and severity, with organizations lacking adequate prevention strategies, there’s a need to build a workforce proficient in recognizing potential cyber threats.

Olugbolahan further highlighted Tek Experts’ commitment to skill development in Nigeria’s tech industry, saying, “Over the last five years, Tek Experts has employed over 2,000 talents and trained over 5,000 individuals in the IT sector through Elev8.

Margaret Olele, CEO of the American Business Council Nigeria (ABC), underscored the organization’s continuous efforts to bolster Africa’s cybersecurity ecosystem and foster global competitiveness. Olele explained, “When we first launched this program three years ago, one of our main goals was to attract and grow cybersecurity experts, but starting from this year, we are keen on building solutions for the voiceless as we all work towards creating awareness on cybersecurity.

She expressed gratitude to co-organizers Comercio Partners Limited and partners such as the National Talent Export Programme, Cisco, NaijaSecForce, and the United States Agency International Development (USAID) for their contributions in making the first physical ABC Cyber Hackathon in 2023 a reality.

Ultimately, the event signifies the growing significance of cybersecurity in the region and the necessity for a skilled workforce to combat cyber-attacks.

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In conjunction with this event, Tek Experts announced the opening of its new Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Victoria Island, Lagos, through its cybersecurity arm, Cytek.

Supported by Microsoft’s AI-enabled Sentinel platform, this SOC equips Tek Experts with the capabilities to identify potential threats with forensic accuracy and implement mitigation plans swiftly.

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