Cyber First Academy emerges as a beacon in the ever-evolving domain of cybersecurity, and at its helm is Ola Agunbiade. Today, Ola shares his incredible transition from a humble security guard in 2001 to a leader of a burgeoning cybersecurity training and consulting entity.
Back in 2001, Ola treaded the hallways as a security guard, fueled by a ten-dollar hourly wage. His daytime was consumed by college lectures, searching for a path that resonated with his aspirations. Today, Ola stands tall with a Master’s in Cybersecurity, a myriad of top-tier industry certifications, and an accolade from Harvard University.
“Determination and a vision were my constant companions,” Ola reflects. His dedication took root when he identified the boundless opportunities within cybersecurity. This realization spurred the birth of Cyber First Academy (www.cyberfirstacademy.com) – a venture dedicated to consulting and educating about the nuances of digital protection.
However, every success story has its challenges. For Ola, establishing trust and identifying the right clientele as a nascent business were daunting tasks. “Venturing into the business world demands a robust mindset. Having a clear vision and relentless perseverance is pivotal,” advises Ola.
Cyber First Academy stands apart in its approach to cybersecurity. With Ola’s empathetic leadership and extensive experience, the Academy offers a holistic view of the field. He underscores the importance of both technical and non-technical sides of cybersecurity. “Technical expertise isn’t the sole gateway to success. The Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) sector, a non-technical aspect, offers rewarding career opportunities as well,” Ola points out.
The academy’s comprehensive courses cater to a wide spectrum of learners, ranging from tech-savvy individuals to those seeking a niche in GRC. “Witnessing transformations, be it an organization elevating its security measures or a student securing a six-figure salary, fuels my passion,” Ola mentions.
On the topic of online safety, Ola’s succinct advice is the acronym ‘CASH’. Carefully assess your Clicks, always have an Antivirus, be judicious in Sharing information, and prioritize system Hardening.
Ola welcomes everyone to delve deeper into the world of cybersecurity through the Academy’s offerings and his insights shared across various platforms:
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