Liquid C2 beefs up cybersecurity offering with new fusion centre launch
Communications Authority of Kenya reported that cyber threats in the country have doubled in the current financial year starting July 2021.
Liquid C2, a business of pan-African technology group Cassava Technologies, opened the doors of its first Cyber Security Fusion Centre (CSFC) in Nairobi, Kenya, making this the second centre of its kind in Africa.
David Behr, CEO of Liquid C2, said, “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. As a result, we have witnessed immense interest from customers wanting to partner with us to benefit from the services our Fusion Centre offers in South Africa. 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.”
Liquid C2 said over the last few years, there has been 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,” the company stated.
It references the Global Cybersecurity Index (2021) which shows that 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 our efforts to ensure our Kenyan customers have access to real-time intelligence-driven alerts and advisory services, enabling them to mitigate potential threats timeously. Most importantly, customers can focus on their critical business needs while we manage their cyber security requirements 24/7/365 with the most cost-efficient and effective approach,” Liquid C2 confirmed.
Adil El Youssefi, CEO of Liquid Intelligent Technologies Kenya, added, “The Government of Kenya understands the critical role played by ICT in making Kenya a digital economy. And this ICT infrastructure is critical and deserving of protection. 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.”
Clients in Kenya will have access to new Cyber Security services that leverage Microsoft Defender and Microsoft Sentinel.
Liquid C2 has also partnered with Xcitium to offer solutions specifically for SMBs requiring Security Operation Centre (SOC) services without investing in highly skilled resources or Enterprise SOC services they cannot afford.