The duo of Oluseyi Akindeinde and Obadare Peter Adewale, founders of Digital Encode, a leading consulting and integration firm that specialises in the design, management, and security of business-critical networks, telecommunications environments and other Information Technology (IT) infrastructures, have been conferred with ‘Honorary Georgia Citizen’.
The company also received the Keys to the cities of Georgia state from the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, USA.
Presenting the certificates, Chairman of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucasus, Dee Dawkins-Haigler, said the award was given Digital Encode founders in recognition of their outstanding entrepreneurship contributions and leadership towards the growth and development of Information and communications technology sector, free enterprise and the private sector as agents of social change in Nigeria, and their passion towards economic empowerment of the citizenry.
Digital Encode 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.
This informed the company’s appointment by Central Bank of Nigeria as the sole technical partner to the Nigerian Electronic Fraud Forum (NeFF), an initiative set up for the identification, mitigation, prevention and prosecution of all electronic fraud-related acts perpetrated in the country.
The Chief Technical Officer, Digital Encode, Oluseyi Akindeinde, said the award actually meant a statement of their commitment to fostering technology entrepreneurship in Nigeria.
“We believe that ICT can be used by the youth as an enabler for prosperity especially in this times when the country is looking at employing non-oil resources in kick-starting the economy. It’s also a validation of the years of hard-work we have put in the company. We are really grateful to the Georgia Legislative black Caucus for conferring this award on us,” he said.
Digital Encode recently introduced a technology monitoring solution that could remotely monitor the cyberspace of organizations and report or stop unauthorized 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.
At Digital Encode, technology serves two purposes: to save money and solve a problem. Digital Encode also provides advisory services toward improvements in Information Security Management, Network Security, Vulnerability Management, Penetration Testing, Computer Forensics, Risk Management and Business Continuity Management.