USIU-Africa and the Cyber Security Institute (CSI) have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the institutions offer research and innovation, training and capacity building programs in cyber security.

The two institutions intend to leverage on each other’s resources, knowledge base and unique perspectives to innovatively solve cyber security challenges in the country as Kenya increasingly strengthens its capacity to respond to technology and data security issues.

Through the partnership, both USIU-Africa and CSI will establish a Centre of Excellence focused on Cyber Security services in training and capacity building for education. CSI will support USIU-Africa by bringing in industry expertise to develop a dynamic curriculum both as a concentration and as a certification course based on reputable IT industry standards and known best practices. In conjunction with the University, the Institute will identify potential areas of research in Cyber Security best practices and provide practical solutions in tackling the biggest challenge in use of technology.

USIU-Africa Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza, had this to say, “The recent launch of Kenya’s Huduma number and the reported opportunities and challenges bring to the fore need for concerted efforts in providing safe use of technology in driving national development. We believe this cooperation will see us advance cybersecurity education programmes and research to enable us contribute to the technological growth in the region.”