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Biography

Ian Mutua is the founder and Chief information security officer of Vigil Cybersec Inc, a CyberSecurity and consultancy firm that mitigates, investigates and combats cybercrime In Kenya and East Africa whilst providing CyberSecurity awareness campaigns and training.

''I look forward to a day and a time whereby my country Kenya, East Africa and Africa in General will wake up and realize that we are now fighting the same cyberwar as our counterparts from the rest of the World are and therefore it is high time we take cybersecurity serious ....''
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Before devoting his work full time to vcs-inc, Ian served as an IT security Officer at Chase Bank constituent, Rafiki Microfinance bank for 3 years then proceeded to work at Orakle corporation ltd as the Senior IT Security Consultant/Analyst for seven months before founding VigilCybersec Inc as the Chief Information Security officer(CISO) upto date.

Ian attained his Bachelors in Information Technology(Bsc.IT) with Honors, majoring in Information systems security from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT). His passion with Infosec was accompanied with a certification in Android Programming and Cisco certified Network Associate(CCNA) both attained while undergoing his Bachelors.

In 2017 at an ICT Authority summit dubbed 'Connected' at Diani Mombasa, Ian with Francis won the award of best ICT Project named, 'Damu sasa' a blood donation ICT project that would help key Hospitals manage blood donations effectively and effectively.

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After a year after graduation he enrolled for Certified Information System Auditor(CISA) Certificate awaiting examination. Nevertheless, undeterred in his thust for knowledge, he enrolled for another certificate, Certified Ethical Hacker(CEH) completing it successfully.


Hobbies and Interests


I have a couple of intrests and hobbies I enjoy undertaking when free and when in need of some relaxation When it comes down to sporting activities then count me in. I enjoy a couple of sports activities like Rugby, Swimming and Physical fitness. I engage in self defence classes and weightlifing activities that help me resolve an otherwise tough day or week experienced.

motorsports

other intrests are motorsports activities as an extreme car enthusiast affiliated with reknown a car group called Petroholics Anonymous.

Occassional Ehical Hacking and CyberSecurity research on trending and upcoming features is of great interest as it sharpens my brain and helps keep me upto date with current cybersecutiy matters. As a christian,i often engage in church activities and work part time in the church security department and IT department. Finally, i love travelling and gathering art collections that fancy my eye.