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Digital Encode Bags IT Security Innovation Awards

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 Oluseyi Akindeinde, chief technical officer, Digital Encode
Oluseyi Akindeinde, chief technical officer, Digital Encode

Digital Encode, a leading Information Security Management and Compliance Advisory company has won three awards from two different groups in separate events for its professionalism and innovation in information security.

Digital Encode emerged winner as the Best Information Security Management Consultancy in West Africa & Excellence Award for Security Assessments 2017 from a United Kingdom group, Corporate Vision, during its 2017 Technology Innovator Awards.

More so, Digital Encode at this year’s Beacon of ICT Awards organized by Nigeria CommunicationsWeek, won Cybersecurity Company of the Year and Compliance Advisory Company of the Year.

The two organizations said in their statements conferring the awards, that Digital Encode won through a combination of votes gathered from their network of respected industry partners and their own rigorous in-house research, performed by dedicated network of industry insiders and corporate specialists.

Oluseyi Akindeinde, chief technical officer, Digital Encode, expresses delight over the honour given to his company which has distinguished itself in the business of information security in Nigeria and beyond.

“It is perhaps a further reflection of our overall quality of service. You only need to check the trending topics in the media these days to see that cyber hacks are happening at alarming rates. We are quite delighted that not a single one of our clients have been affected. The honour definitely means a lot to us,” he said.

He added that Digital Encode assists corporations and businesses achieve compliance to global cyber security standards. “We basically handhold them and give further advisory services in order to mitigate the risks associated with cyber attacks.”

Explaining its innovative service, Shift Blockchain, Akindeinde said: The blockchain is indeed an innovation only comparable to the Internet itself and we launched Shift Blockchain to apply the technology in the area of financial services and payment systems. It enables peer-to-peer payments without the use of an intermediary (either a bank or a clearing house) It’s truly innovative using a combination of decentralized and distributed network architecture to deliver world class financial services and one that we hope will bring financial inclusion to the teeming populace and possible replace transaction banking services in the more longer term. Think of Shift Blockchain as a purely Digital Bank.”

He noted that Digital Encode is driven by its service excellence. According to him, “We know that the company of the future is one that can effectively use technology to save costs and solve problems of consumers”

Wale Obadare, chief operating officer, Digital Encode, said that the company’s unique methodology is rooted in the concept that a company should run its IT organization as a business. Throughout the well-defined process, Digital Encode translates strategic business objectives into sound, achievable technology solutions. This approach ensures that the technology never obscures the business goals.

At Digital Encode, technology serves two purposes: to save money and solve a problem. Digital Encode also provides advisory services toward improvements in Information Security Management, Network Security, Vulnerability Management, Penetration Testing, Computer Forensics, Risk Management and Business Continuity Management.