Digital Encode, an information security management and assurance services company, continues its winning streak by emerging Cybersecurity Company of the Year at the coveted Beacon of Information and Communication Technology (BoICT) awards held in Lagos recently.
At the ceremony attended by technology policy makers, captains of industries, regulatory bodies and other key players, Digital Encode was presented with the prestigious award and commended for its role in fighting electronic fraud and cybercrime, particularly in the implementation of global security standards such as PCIDSS, ISO 27001 and CoBIT for organisations in the country.
Receiving the award, the Chief Technical Officer, Digital Encode, Oluseyi Akindeinde, expressed his pleasure for being rewarded for hard work, “We are thrilled to have received the ‘Cybersecurity Company of the Year’ award, which was in recognition of our efforts in building technological capacity to assist organizations fight against electronic fraud as well as cybercrimes. It only goes to show recognition for what we have been doing. We truly appreciate it,” Akindeinde said.
The Central Bank of Nigeria recently re-appointed Digital Encode Limited, as the sole technical partner to the Nigerian Electronic Fraud Forum.
According to Communication Week Media, the organisers of the awards, ‘this year, over 1.3 million readers voted in the different categories with Digital Encode emerging as the clear winner in the ‘Cybersecurity Company of the Year’ category’, adding that, the votes are testament to the company’s continuous contributions, innovations and commitment to the fight against cybercrimes’.
Digital Encode is a leading consulting and integration firm that specializes in the design, management, and security of business-critical networks, telecommunications environments and other Information Technology (IT) infrastructures. The company is recognised in the industry for its vendor independent perspective, the firm’s expertise lies in solving multifaceted, complex enterprise network security and audit problems.
NeFF, an initiative of the CBN, was set up for the identification, mitigation, prevention and prosecution of all electronic fraud-related acts perpetrated in the country.
Digital Encode was therefore appointed to ensure that the NeFF gets all the technical supports it requires.
The company recently introduced a technology monitoring solution that could remotely monitor the cyberspace of organisations and report or stop unauthorised access to database.
The solution, which was developed by the centre for Information Security Intelligence (CISI), an arm of Digital Encode, was necessitated by the growing rate of cyber attacks and cyber espionage, leading to loss of data and money, running into several billions of naira.