Cyber security firm Cyber1Defense has formally inaugurated its presence in Ghana. The firm which originally started out in the United States launched its ultramodern office and training space on 27 Malm Street, Abelemkpe, Accra, Ghana in an event attended by staff, local dignitaries and industry stakeholders.
Cyber1Defense was established to protect clients’ digital assets, empower trainees and organizations with the necessary cyber security knowledge, and help clients navigate the complex world of cyber threats. According to the firm, its instructors are industry experts who possess a deep understanding of the latest threats, trends, and technologies.
“We envision a secure digital environment where confidentiality, integrity, and availability are upheld, fostering trust and enabling innovation” said the founder, Foster Dogbe, a Ghanaian born U.S. based Ghanaian IT Support Specialist and Cybersecurity Analyst.
The firm’s founder continued to say to theafricandream.net that “our mission is to empower individuals and organizations by providing top-notch cybersecurity training, consultancy, and services that exceed industry standards.”
The newly inaugurated Cyber1Defense building has seven departments within it — the reception, the main training room which has a capacity accommodating 20 student, ultra-modern corporate offices and a conference room. The facility also has a data center and a monitoring center as well as offices for directors office, staff and a common room area. There’s also a school library room in the school complex which is large enough for IT development outreach.
Among others, the inauguration attendees included Nii Ayikwe Kakalor (Chief of Kokomlemle, Accra, Ghana), David Dyedu (Cybersecurity Analyst, Ethical Hacker, Computer Forensics Investigator and co-founder of Cyber1Defense), Dr. Osei Bonsu Dickson (Chief Legal Advisor, Ghana’s National Security Ministry), Joshua Anny Osabutey (Communication Specialist & Journalist), Mrs, Abigail Burgesson (Development Practitioner and an Independent Consultant), Hanson Oko Burgesson (ex lecturer at Chemu Senior High, Tema, Ghana), Ruby Ajavon (CEO of Ruvon Design Agency, Tema), and Isaac Agbasi (Marketing Manager at Cyber1Defense).
In a statement from co-founder David Gyedu at the inauguration, he noted that Cyber1Defence Communications Limited envisions a world free from major risk from cyber security threats for people, businesses, and the government. He emphasized that his organisation is prepared to raise cyber security to levels that are generally recommended and to provide trainees, particularly women and young girls, with worldwide standards.
Dr. Osei Bonsu Dickson, the chief legal advisor at the Ministry of National Security, commended the founders and said that the center’s founding will significantly contribute to educating and developing a cadet of Ghanaian cyber security professionals who are educated to understand, identify, and avoid cyber threats.
He claimed that it will complement government efforts to combat cybercrime and other undesirable online activities, as well as provide employment for young people in the nation. And encouraged youths to use the training facility to pick up cyber security skills with commitment.
In his closing remark, Mr. Dogbe gave “special thanks to my spiritual father, Bishop Dominic Newlove Allotey, and his wife Mama Naomi Allotey for standing with me in prayers and also guiding me throughout this journey. I am also grateful to my brother from a different mother, Maxwell Kofi Akubia, who keeps pushing always to have an IT training center in Ghana. And not forgetting my Manager, David Dyedu (DK Cyber, the youngest cyber crime fighter in Ghana), for making my vision a reality.”
Cyber1Defence offers services that include Cybersecurity Training, Digital Marketing and Social Media Protection, Cybersecurity Consultancy, Cybersecurity Advocacy, Sales and Rental of IT Gadgets and Tracking tools, Community Development through IT and Cybersecurity.
Learn more about Cyber1Defense through their website.