A one-day Capacity Boosting training on Blockchain Technology is being organized for members of the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) by frontline Cybersecurity and Consultancy firm, Digital Encode in Lagos.

The training is being facilitated in order to kit journalists who report the Information and Technology ecosystem with the evolving trends in digital currency and technology.

In a statement signed by NITRA Chairman, Mr. Chike Onwuegbuchi, the training will cover areas that include Digital Currency, Blockchain technology, Cybersecurity and will further engage the participating journalists with practical insights on Blockchain trading.

“Aside impacting knowledge of subject matters that the journalists report daily, the training will also afford members opportunity of acquiring requisite skills that will help them in building a legitimate secondary source of income,” the statement added.

The facilitators will include, Dr. Oluseyi Akindeinde, Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer at Digital Encode. Dr. Akindeinde has over 18-years’ experience working in the IT and Information Security (IS) sector. He has in the past few years been exploring the security issues faced by Electronic Fund Transfer (ETF) and Financial Transaction Systems (FTS), and has presented papers at Financial technology (Fintech) and financial regulatory forums.

Also, billed to facilitate a session during the training is, Dr. Obadare Peter Adewale, Co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer at Digital Encode. Arguably the most credentialed Pan-African cybersecurity expert and Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS), Dr. Obadare, the first PECB-Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) in Nigeria, is a seasoned cybersecurity influencer with over 50 international professional certifications, and will take journalists on the subject of Data Privacy, Data Protection, Information Security, Vulnerability Management and Cybersecurity.

According to Dr. Akindeinde, there is so much to tap into in Blockchain, journalists can secure their financial future by tapping into the opportunities inherent in Blockchain.

It is expected that after the training, participating journalists will further boost their wealth of knowledge in sectorial technologies and have informed reportorial skills in these sectors.

The Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) is the umbrella body of ICT reporters in Nigeria. The Association was formed to cater for the welfare of its members and advocate for the growth of ICT in Nigeria.


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