CSEAN Names Digital Encode Ltd Co-Founder, Adewale, Cybersecurity Outstanding Individual of the Year

CSEAN Names Digital Encode Ltd Co-Founder, Adewale, Cybersecurity Outstanding Individual of the Year

CSEAN which stands for Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria, an umbrella body for all cyber security practitioners in the country has awarded Obadare Peter Adewale, the co-founder and Chief Visionary officer (CVO) of Digital Encode Limited, with an ‘Outstanding Individual of the Year Award’.

Adewale who is arguably the most “Credentialed” PAN-African Cyber Security Influencer, Thought Leader & GRC Technopreneur becomes the first to be named CSEAN’s Outstanding Individual of the year during the association’s recent event in Lagos

Oluwatoni Falade, Chairperson of, the Award Planning Committee on behalf of CSEAN explained that the award was in recognition of his over-time demonstrated excellence, innovation, and leadership within the cyber security industry.

Also, responding to the award, Adewale said “Thank you CSEAN. I am extremely honored to be receiving the ‘Outstanding Individual of the Year Award’. I am earnestly grateful for the recognition I have received for my work and my pledge is to continue to represent the industry well. Thank you”.

An Abridged Profile of Obadare Peter Adewale

A Fellow British Computer Society (FBCS), Fellow Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC), Fellow Institute of Information Management (FIIM), Fellow Enterprise Security Risk Management (FESRM), Fellow Institute of Brand Management (FIBM), Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP), The First PECB Certified Data Protection Officer  (CDPO) in Nigeria, The First PECB Lead Pentest Professional in Nigeria,  The First Ec-Council Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) in Africa, First Ec-Council Certified Blockchain in Africa, Second COBIT 5 Certified Assessor in Africa,  Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Qualified Security Assessor (PCI DSS QSA) and Forbes Technology Council Official Member

  • He is a seasoned Multi-Award Cybers security expert with over 50 (Fifty) international professional certifications to his credit, a Master of Science in Cyber Security, Liverpool University, UK, and was awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree in Cyber Security from Trinity International University of Ambassadors Atlanta Georgia, United State of America.
  • Adewale is a well-recognized subject matter expert with numerous successful engagements to his credit in Africa.
  • Additionally, his skills and experience span Data Privacy, Data Protection, Cyber Security, Information Security, Vulnerability Management, Penetration Testing, Computer Forensics, Business Continuity, IT Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance.
  • Also, he is a Platinum Team Member of the Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM) and a Senior Member of the Risk Managers Association of Nigeria (RIMAN). As well as an alumnus of the FATE Foundation and the US Department of State Exchange program. He is also a distinguished alumnus of executive education at Harvard Business School, Harvard School of Government, MIT Sloan School of Management, MIT Professional Education, and Oxford University – Said Business School.