Liquid C2, a business of Cassava Technologies, has opened the doors of its first Cyber Security Fusion Centre (CSFC) in Nairobi, Kenya, making this the second centre of its kind in Africa.
The last few years have seen a rapid acceleration in cyberattacks, with Africa squarely in the crosshairs of cybercriminals.
As businesses continue to evolve digitally, so has the scale of cyber threats.
“Kenyan businesses have seen increased digital adoption, and the country’s connected population in early 2021 was nearly 22 million. The increased number of digitally transformed businesses and individuals means that the target pool for malicious entities is also becoming wider,” said David Behr, CEO of Liquid C2.
“Through our matrix of Fusion Centres, Liquid C2 will predict, prevent, detect and respond to cyberattacks that target our customers.”
According to the Global Cybersecurity Index (2021), only 29 of 54 African countries have introduced cyber security legislation.
In addition, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) reported that cyber threats in the country have doubled in the current financial year starting July 2021.
This centre will prove invaluable in ensuring Kenyan customers have access to real-time intelligence-driven alerts and advisory services, enabling them to mitigate potential threats timely.
“The launch of this Fusion Centre is our initiative to highlight that we are aligned with the Government’s ambitions to provide cyber protection as they build Kenya’s digital super highway for the empowerment of every citizen with information and opportunities,” said Adil El Youssefi, CEO of Liquid Intelligent Technologies Kenya.
In addition, Liquid C2 has partnered with Xcitium to offer solutions specifically for small and medium businesses requiring Security Operation Centre (SOC) services without investing in highly skilled resources or Enterprise SOC services they cannot afford.
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