The Co-Founder and the Chief Visionary officer (CVO) of Digital Encode Limited, Dr. Obadare Peter Adewale, has emerged the first recipient of Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN’s) Outstanding Individual of the Year Award.
Dr. Adewale, who has been described as arguably the most “Credentialed” PAN-African CyberSecurity Influencer, Thought Leader & GRC Technopreneur, received the latest honours at CSEAN Merit Award held recently in Lagos.
According to Chairperson, Award Planning Committee, Mrs. Oluwatoni Falade, the award was in recognition of his over-time demonstrated excellence, innovation and leadership within the cybersecurity industry.
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 PECB Lead Pentest Professional in Nigeria, The First Ec-Council Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) in Africa , First Ec-Council Certified Blockchain in Africa, Second COBIT 5 Certified Assessor in Africa, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Qualified Security Assessor (PCI DSS QSA) and Forbes Technology Council Official Member.
He is a seasoned Multi-Award Cybersecurity expert with over 50 (Fifty) international professional certifications to his credit, Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Liverpool University, UK, and was awarded Honorarary Doctorate Degree in Cybersecurity from Trinity International University of Ambassadors Atlanta Georgia, United State of America.
Dr. Adewale is a well-recognised subject matter expert with numerous successful engagements to his credit in Africa.
His skills and experience spans Data Privacy, Data Protection, CyberSecurity, Information Security, Vulnerability Management, Penetration Testing, Computer Forensics, Business Continuity, I T Governance, Risk Management and Compliance.
An alumnus of FATE Foundation and US Department of State Exchange program, he is a Platinum Team Member of Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM), as well a Senior Member of Risk Managers Association of Nigeria (RIMAN).
Dr. Adewale is also a distinguished alumnus of executive education at Harvard Business School, Harvard School of Government, MIT Sloan School of Management, MIT Professional Education and Oxford University – Said Business School.
In his responce to the award, he said: “Thank you CSEAN. I am extremely honored to be receiving such the ‘Outstanding Individual of the Year Award’. I am earnestly grateful for the recognition I have received for my work and my pledge is to continue to represent the industry well. Thank you”.