Dr. Obadare Peter Adewale, the Co-Founder and Chief Visionary officer (CVO) of Digital Encode Limited, has emerged as the first recipient of the Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN’s) ‘Outstanding Individual of the Year Award’.

Peter is arguably the most “Credentialed” PAN-African CyberSecurity Influencer, Thought Leader & GRC Technopreneur.

He received the latest honours at CSEAN Merit Award held recently in Lagos.

According to Mrs. Oluwatoni Falade, Chairperson, Award Planning Committee, the award was in recognition of his over-time demonstrated excellence, innovation and leadership within the cybersecurity industry.

A Fellow British Computer Society (FBCS), Fellow Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC), Fellow Institute of Information Management (FIIM), Fellow Enterprise Security Risk Management (FESRM), Fellow Institute of Brand Management (FIBM), Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP), The First PECB Certified Data Protection Officer  (CDPO) in Nigeria, The First PECB Lead Pentest Professional in Nigeria,  The First Ec-Council Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) in Africa , First Ec-Council Certified Blockchain in Africa, Second COBIT 5 Certified Assessor in Africa,  Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Qualified Security Assessor (PCI DSS QSA) and Forbes Technology Council Official Member

He is a seasoned Multi-Award Cybersecurity expert with over 50 (Fifty) international professional certifications to his credit, Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Liverpool University, UK, and was awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree in Cybersecurity from Trinity International University of Ambassadors Atlanta Georgia, United State of America.

Peter is a well-recognized subject matter expert with numerous successful engagements to his credit in Africa.

His skills and experience span Data Privacy, Data Protection, CyberSecurity, Information Security, Vulnerability Management, Penetration Testing, Computer Forensics, Business Continuity, I T Governance, Risk Management and Compliance.

He is a Platinum Team Member of the OpenSource Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM), as well as a Senior Member of the Risk Managers Association of Nigeria (RIMAN).

He is an alumnus of FATE Foundation and US Department of State Exchange program.

He is also a distinguished alumnus of executive education at Harvard Business School, Harvard School of Government, MIT Sloan School of Management, MIT Professional Education and Oxford University – Said Business School.

Responding to the award, he said, “Thank you CSEAN. I am extremely honored to be receiving the ‘Outstanding Individual of the Year Award’. I am earnestly grateful for the recognition I have received for my work and my pledge is to continue to represent the industry well. Thank you”.


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