• He said that the increased number of digitally transformed businesses and individuals means that the target pool for malicious entities is also widening.
• Liquid C2 has partnered with Xcitium to offer solutions specifically for SMEs requiring Security Operation Centre (SOC) services.
Pan-African technology group, Liquid C2 has opened the doors of its first Cyber Security Fusion Centre (CSFC) in Nairobi.
This is the second centre of its kind in Africa. The first one was launched in South Africa in July 2022.
The last few years have seen a rapid acceleration in cyberattacks, with Africa squarely in the cross-hairs of cyber criminals.
As businesses continue to evolve digitally, so has the scale of cyber threats.
According to the Global cybersecurity index, 2021, only 29 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.
David Behr, CEO of Liquid C2 said Kenyan businesses have experienced increased digital adoption.
The country’s connected population in early 2021 was nearly 22 million.
He said that the increased number of digitally transformed businesses and individuals means that the target pool for malicious entities is also widening.
“We have witnessed immense interest from customers wanting to partner with us to benefit from the services our Fusion Centre in South Africa offers,” Behr said.
“And now, we have brought the same expertise to Kenya's ever-growing digitally connected population. Through our matrix of Fusion Centres, Liquid C2 will predict, prevent, detect and respond to cyberattacks that target our customers.”
This centre aims to ensure that Kenyan customers have access to real-time intelligence-driven alerts and advisory services.
It will enable them to mitigate potential threats in a timely manner.
Behr also said that the customers will be able to focus on their critical business needs as Liquid C2 manages their cyber security requirements 24/7, all year with the most cost-efficient and effective approach.
Liquid Intelligent Technologies CEO Adil El Youssefi said that the Kenyan government understands the critical role played by ICT in making the country a digital economy.
“The ICT infrastructure is critical and deserving of protection," Adil said.
"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," he added.
Kenyan businesses will reap the benefits from a host of new cyber security services that leverage Microsoft Defender and Microsoft Azure Sentinel, all delivered and constantly monitored, without interruption 24/7, for the whole year.
Liquid C2 has partnered with Xcitium to offer solutions specifically for SMEs requiring Security Operation Centre (SOC) services without investing in highly skilled resources or Enterprise SOC services they cannot afford.
According to Liquid C2, raising awareness about the vital necessity of cyber security is not only beneficial to businesses but is also key in the country’s economic growth as it continues to undergo digital transformation.
Liquid C2 seeks to play a role in this.
With the launch of this Fusion Centre, the organisation aims to assist customers in real-time and enable them to be proactive rather than reactive in today's complex cyber security landscape.