CYBER SECURITY: ALUMNI DONATES IOT DEVICES TO FUTMINNA • Wants Collaboration With University of Pretoria • FUTMINNA Students To Represent Nigeria In Cyber Security Contest


Dr. Adeyemi, who now works at the University of Pretoria, South Africa made the donation on Monday, June 11, 2018 at the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Main Campus.

The alumnus who is presently carrying out a research on digital forensics for digital disclosed that his urge to do something for Nigeria led to the procurement of the IOT devices. He said that he would want to collaborate with the Department of Cyber Security Science to be able to establish IOT Forensics in the Department, adding that he is also working on a proposal for digital policing in developing nations.

Dr. Adeyemi who graduated from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2008 added that there will be need to have an MoU between the University of Pretoria and FUT, Minna as part of his desire is to establish a digital policing centre in each of the institutions. The whole idea, he said, is for the institution to train the Police, develop software for the Police and help perform some research activities for them with a possibility of expanding the scope beyond the Police.

The benefit of the digital policing centre, he explained, will be in training the Police and other security agencies, just as students will have the opportunity to have hands-on training, which can enable them do their SIWES programmes in the University, thereby producing graduates who are fit, not only for the labour market, but also to be job creators, and as such, it will be of benefit to the Nigerian Police, South Africa Police, FUT, Minna and University of Pretoria.

Responding, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Abdullahi Bala, fsssn, expressed his excitement and thanked him for coming. He assured that the necessary support will be given to the proposal.

Prof. Bala commended him for the kind gesture and urged alumni to always come back to see what they can do for the University.

The VC further said that most times, it is not all about the money, but other benefits that can be gotten from a collaboration. He noted that if the collaboration is established, it will bring the name of the University further into limelight as students will not need to go out for SIWES because all of the opportunities are here for them and it is also an opportunity for them to be gainfully employed.

He observed that the fact that the University of Pretoria is ready to collaborate with FUT, Minna means there will always be other opportunities ahead and it is a very wonderful initiative which he fully endorses.

Part of the event was the introduction of FUT, Minna students from Cyber Security Science Department who took part in a Cyber Security competition on hacking (Cyberlympics). The students came first during the online competition among Nigerian universities and emerged second best out of the 10 universities selected for the finals which held in Lagos.

The Head of Department, Dr. John Alhassan said that both the first and second position winners will be representing Nigeria for the Africa competition. He also added that the student will need support to enable them prepare well for the Africa competition which will take place online in August.

Isah Idris, 500 Level, who spoke on behalf of the students said that the task of the competition comprised web hacking, digital forensics, reverse engineering, mobile hacking and forensics, cryptography, steganography and binary exploitation.

Prof. Bala congratulated the students nothing that despite the challenges they had during the competition, they were still able to come second place in the country. He urged them not to be discouraged because the University will do its best to support them as they go along the other competitions.

The other students who represented the University in the contest are: Abubakar Sadiq Lafiagi, Abdullahi Sani, Raji Abdulgafar and Kaka Sheidu.




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