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Digital Encode cautions organizations on over dependence on cyber security products

Dr. Wale Obadare, chief operations officer, Digital Encode (5th from left), Dr. Oluseyi Akindeinde, chief technical officer, Digital Encode (7th from right) with their staff at the company's retreat held in Dubai, United Arab Emirate, recently.
Dr. Wale Obadare, chief operations officer, Digital Encode (5th from left), Dr. Oluseyi Akindeinde, chief technical officer, Digital Encode (7th from right) with their staff at the company's retreat held in Dubai, United Arab Emirate, recently.

Digital Encode, a cyber-security and compliance advisory Company, has cautioned organisations on over dependence of cyber security products for protection against cyber -attacks.

Dr. Wale Obadare and Dr. Oluseyi Akindeinde, both founders of Digital encode also expressed worries over the implementation of none impactful cyber security solutions to organizations by vendors which has resulted in increased loss of money and data by organizations.

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They spoke at the recent Digital Encode retreat for her staff in Dubai, United Arab Emirate to equip them for a blissful career, a statement from the company has said.

Obadare further said that major challenge organizations face in the fight against cybercriminal and cyber warfare is lack of trained manpower.

“I have been in cyber security ecosystem for many years now and have identified lack of trained manpower in most organizations. Cyber security is not a certificate that speaks for you, but a continuous training to be ahead of the smart criminals, most organizations find it difficult to continually update their IT security staff to be able to face cyber threats,” he said.

Akindeinde emphasized on the need for a national cyber security framework against industry specifics frameworks.

“There are a number of frameworks aimed at assisting most organizations in preventing cyber attacks. A prime example is the ISO 27001 ISMS. A more specific one for the financial / payments sector is the PCI DSS. This is a regulatory framework. I think it’s a case of the level of maturity of cybersecurity in the banking sector. Other sectors have not got to that advanced stage of maturity which is why the banks seem to be at the forefront of preventing and addressing issues related to Cybersecurity,” he said.

According to Dr. Wale Obadare, “since inception of Digital Encode in 2003, It has always been our dream, our passion, to build a game-changing organization; a place where employees have a sense of belonging, a big family, a great place where everyone is proud of. This year in pursuant of the dream, we decided to take all of our staff on this trip to Dubai for the 2019 Annual Retreat. Digital Encode is passionate to attract, motivate and develop a dynamic workforce that conquers the world from Lagos, Nigeria”.

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