The Mobile telecommunications limited, MTC donates N.dollars 60 000 in support of the Namibia National Cyber Security competition and the International Cyber Defence Collegiate invitational (ICCDI) hosted by the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) on Thursday in the capital.
This is the first ever ICCDI to be co-hosted by Namibia and the United State of America.
Speaking at the launch, Dr. Fungai Bhunu Shava who is also a senior Computer Science lecturer at NUST said that the competition is aimed at providing students with real world challenges faced while maintain corporate networks that cannot be replicated in a typical classroom.
“Student teams will be securing and defending virtual corporate or industry network composed of Windows and Linux operating systems along with routers and switches,” Shava said.
She added that the competition will make students trained and prepared when they graduate for work environment.
It will also provide industry opportunity to witness their future experts at work, solving real work problems simulated in a business like environment among others.
This race according Shava will be an opportunity for international exposure for the team players.
On his part, manager for IT General Manager Patrick Mushimba said that people have become quite active on internet, hence the security on the cyberspace is crucial.
“We therefore as MTC have the responsibility to ensure that whenever our customers surf the internet, their data and information is safe and protected, hence our support for the development of skilled cyber protectors,” Mushimba said.
The IT manager also believes that this collaboration will go long way in the intervention of tools and solutions for a secure internet experiences.
“This donation is a start of possible future partnership with NUST aimed towards exploration and unearthing of new innovation and ideas between our two entities,” he concluded.
The actual two day event will be on the 6 -7 July 2018.