Digital Encode Limited’s Founders, Dr. Adewale Peter Obadare and Dr. Oluseyi Akindeinde, have been honoured with Lifetime Achievement Awards by BusinessDay Newspapers.
At the Nigerian Business Leadership Awards held in Lagos earlier in the month, and organised by BusinessDay Newspaper, the co-founders, with many laurels in the bag, received industry-wide accolades for their outstanding contribution to the growth of information security industry and Cybersecurity Awareness in Nigeria and Africa in general.
The company, Digital Encode Limited, was also awarded the Cybersecurity and Compliance Management Company of the Year.
Since its launch over 19 years ago, Digital Encode has been helping companies to save money and solve their technology problems.
To this end, the company has been recognised in the industry for its vendor independent perspective and expertise that lies in solving multifaceted, complex enterprise network security and audit problems.
In the citation, the organisers noted that Digital Encode is notable for its effective and successful methodology for achieving compliance to ISO 27001 (IMS); ISO 20000 (ITIL), ISO 22301 (BCM), ISO 9001 (QMS) and several other international compliance standards such as COBIT and PCI DSS compliance.
On their joint Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Obadare Peter Adewale is arguably the most “Credentialed” and Multi-Award winning Pan- African Cybersecurity & GRC Thought Leader, He is 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 Ec-Council Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) in Africa, First Ec-Council Certified Blockchain in Africa, and Second COBIT 5 Certified Assessor in Africa Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Qualified Security Assessor (PCI DSS QSA).
He is a seasoned cybersecurity Expert and GRC Technopreneur with over 50 (Fifty) international professional certifications to his credit and was awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree in Cybersecurity from Trinity International University of Ambassadors Atlanta Georgia, United State of America.
Also, Dr. Oluseyi Akindeinde has 20 years working experience in the IT and Information Security arena, but has spent the better part of the last few years exploring the security issues faced by Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) and the Financial Transaction Systems (FTS).
He has mostly presented the outcome of his research works at several conferences; including the Information Security Society of Africa Nigeria (ISSAN), the E-Payment Forum, the Electronic Payment Providers Association, the Forum of the Committee of Chief Inspectors of Banks in Nigeria (CCIBN), Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), the apex bank – Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as well as the senior management of 17 top financial institutions in Nigeria.
The organisers described Digital Encode as a ‘fruitful seed’ that has distinguished itself in the African cybersecurity space.
BusinessDay Newspaper management said that the awards are testaments to Dr. Obadare and Dr. Akindeinde’s critical role in the Continent’s cybersecurity space.
The organisers said that the co-founders are well-recognised subject matter experts with numerous successful engagements to their credit in Africa.