UMaT Sign MoU to Enhance Students’ Knowledge on Cybersecurity
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Slamm Technologies Limited and the University of Mines and Technology. This means that students at UMAT will be able to get hands-on training in areas like cybersecurity operations, penetration testing, digital forensics, malware analysis, and reverse engineering.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Professor Anthony Simons, who is the Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), and Mr. Samuel Boateng, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Slamm Technologies.
This memorandum of understanding (MoU) comes at a convenient time and comes to supplement the university’s effort in training and equipping talents for the present and the future. This is because, starting with the next semester, UMaT will be the first college or university in Ghana to offer a degree in cybersecurity.
Students who did not have the opportunity to read science in high school but who wish to enroll in various science and technology programs will benefit from the university’s pre-engineering program, according to Professor Anthony Simons, who mentioned that the MoU will complement the university’s effort to provide such a program.
He went on to say that it is to everyone’s benefit that the agreement is in place, as it will assist the organization in working toward the realization of its objectives.
He said, “It is good that this agreement is in place because it will not only provide students with practical hands-on training in cybersecurity but it will also enhance learning by having a research and laboratory center in other areas of advanced technologies to ensure a safer cyber community and promote scientific and technological development.”
“It is good that this agreement is in place because it will not only provide students with practical hands-on training in cybersecurity, but it will also provide students with practical hands-on training in cybersecurity,” he said.
Samuel Boateng, Managing Director of Slamm Technologies, noted that establishing a connection with UMaT forms part of efforts to help bridge the skills gap in cybersecurity and technology. UMaT is located in the United States of America.
He expressed his optimism that the MOU will assist students in developing skills that are marketable in the field of cybersecurity while also allowing them to earn degrees. “Students will acquire real-world practical skills in a variety of focus areas, including computer networking, intrusion detection, incident response, systems engineering, penetration testing, security operations, digital forensics, and IT audits, amongst others.”
The objectives of the memorandum of understanding include agreeing to establish, implement, and create an environment that makes it possible for students to participate in research and practical consulting assignments.
This will be accomplished through a collaboration between industry and other academic institutions for the purpose of providing students with practical, hands-on training, research, and fieldwork for their mutual good. “We will also undertake projects and provide technological solutions to problems of national and international interest,” he said.
For her part, Francisca Boateng, Director of Operations at Slamm Technologies, said that in this current dispensation, training more people in the area of cybersecurity is crucial because demand for individuals with such skills is high both on the local and international levels. This demand is high both on the local and international levels.
He continued, “It is our intention and dream to build a cybersecurity lab and research center where the university will be the first in Sub-Sahara Africa to have this center for cybersecurity operations, incident response, digital forensics, real-time log monitoring, investigations, and analysis.”
“It is our intention and dream to build a cybersecurity lab and research center where the university will be the first in Sub-Sahara Africa to have this center for cybersecurity operations, incident response, and digital