A total number of 17 finalists have emerged in the ongoing MTN Nigeria ‘Telco Hack Day’, an event aimed at supporting and showcasing local tech talents.
During the event which attracted ethical hackers (white hat hackers) across the country to participate in a competitive penetration test of select digital products of the ICT firm, participants were given four hours to attempt breaching services and platforms of choice.
At the end of the competition, participants presented their findings to a panel of tech experts, after which 17 finalists emerged and were given the opportunity to join MTN Nigeria’s Quality Assurance Panel.
Over a period of 12 months, the finalists will be required to perform vulnerability checks in order to create a more secure products and platforms, thereby increasing user experience for MTN customers.
Chief Transformation Officer (CTO), MTN Nigeria, Olubayo Adekambi who spoke at the event said, “The Telco Hack Day is a proactive platform by MTN to co-create the future with super-users of our products, to show us areas we can leverage and improve upon to deliver the best value to our customers.”