Kabale University students participate in Launching UCC Cyber Security Competitions

Kabale University students participate in Launching UCC Cyber Security Competitions

More than 500 University students aged 18-24 participated in an inaugural workshop on cybersecurity techniques at the Commission head office in Bugolobi on Friday, February 21, 2020.

The workshop, sponsored by UCC and Silensec, an Information Security Management Consulting and Training Company, and conducted by Kenyan cybersecurity specialist Kapere Ndege, sought to map the key areas for the competition – knowledge, innovation, and skills in relation to cyber attacking, defending and responding.

Kabale University Students with Dean-Dr. Businge Phelix Mbabazi and  UCC Acting Executive Director Eng. Irene Kaggwa Ssewankambo
Kabale University Students with Dean-Dr. Businge Phelix Mbabazi and UCC Acting Executive Director Eng. Irene Kaggwa Ssewankambo

The objective of the cybersecurity competition is to find young cyber talents that can foster the development of the required cybersecurity competencies.

Launching the competition, Eng. Irene Kaggwa Ssewankambo, the UCC Acting Executive Director, said part of the problem is that the landscape of cybersecurity is becoming increasingly complex as “what is learned today may not address tomorrow’s problems.”

Kabale University Team comprised of 27 students and their patron Dr. Businge Phelix Mbabazi who is also the faculty dean and Dr. Golooba Moses (HOD Department of Computer Science & Information Technology) attended the workshop.

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