Applications are open. We go through a rigorous process of selecting the innovators with top notch ideas who will proceed to the presentation phase.
Selected presenters get to present their ideas and products in the presentation challenge where they get to give more insight on their innovations to a panel of cybersecurity experts and tech professionals.
Successful innovators with the most promising and viable ideas are announced and finally onboarded into the innovation program where they'll receive support and numerous other benefits.
Innovators will be offered all the resources and mentorship needed to facilitate building and actualizing of their ideas. They also get opportunities to network with top innovative companies and cybersecurity experts.
The innovators will also be provided with funding to build their products as well as the necessary resources needed to scale and grow these products.
The final product demo stage is where the progress will be reviewed and innovators get to pitch to different agencies and potential clients. This is a critical phase where most innovators get further funding or offers from the potential clients.
This program aims to mentor individuals interested in cybersecurity as well as those with experience to expand their skills and gain in-depth knowledge in cybersecurity.
The Cybersecurity Mentorship Program is a partnership program that matches individuals interested in cybersecurity with an industry professional (mentor) who will offer one on one sessions and assignments in their respective fields such as application security, malware analysis, network security e.t.c.
Interested individuals apply to the program and the applications are sorted to find the best matches which are then forwarded to the mentors.
Qualified mentees are matched with potential mentors who assess them depending on their areas of interest to determine how they suit into the program.
Through a series of one-on-one mentoring sessions, the mentees will gain professional advice and support to enhance their cybersecurity skills, network and career advice that will prepare them for the job market.
Throughout the period, the mentees are assessed on the skills they've gained from the program. The final assessment will determine the way forward for mentees and outstanding mentees may be absorbed into our innovation hub.