Liquid launches Cyber Security Fusion Centre In Kenya

By Samuel Ouma

From Left Ignus De Villiers, Adil El Youssefi, Ezra Chiluba, Col Evans Ombati

Liquid C2, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, launched its first Cyber Security Fusion Centre (CSFC) in Nairobi, Kenya.

The centre is the second one on the continent after the company opened its first centre in South Africa in July. Liquid C2 plans to build five other centres within the continent, with two set to be completed by February 23.

“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,” said David Behr, CEO of Liquid C2.

The centre will provide Kenyan customers with real-time intelligence-driven alerts and advisory services, allowing them to mitigate potential threats as soon as possible. It will enable customers to concentrate on their critical business needs while Liquid C2 manage their cyber security requirements with the most cost-effective and effective approach 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“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,” said Adil El Youssefi, CEO of Liquid Intelligent Technologies Kenya.

Clients in Kenya will reap the benefits from a host of new Cyber Security services that leverage Microsoft Defender and Microsoft Sentinel – all delivered and constantly monitored, without interruption, twenty-four-seven the entire year.

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.

The centre’s objectives align with the key pillar in Kenya’s economic growth as the country continues to undergo digital transformation.

The launch of the centre comes amid the rise in cyber attacks in Africa.

In attendance was the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) boss Ezra Chiloba. Elated Chiloba said the regulator will review its regulations to align with technological development.

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