Enhancing cybersecurity in East Africa
CyberSOC Africa, a leading cybersecurity company, has taken a significant step towards bolstering digital security in East Africa by expanding its operations into Kenya. This strategic move is part of the company’s broader vision to extend its cybersecurity services and expertise across the African continent.
Empowering government agencies and organizations
The new office in Kenya is poised to play a pivotal role in supporting government agencies and organizations, equipping them with essential information and tools to fortify their defenses against a growing array of cyber threats. In addition to providing robust cybersecurity solutions, the company places a strong emphasis on raising awareness about the critical importance of cybersecurity and educating the public.
Nir Kunik’s Vision for CyberSOC Africa
Nir Kunik, the head of CyberSOC Africa, expressed his enthusiasm about this expansion, emphasizing the company’s commitment to safeguarding the African continent online. He stated, “We are excited to open the new cybersecurity office and to continue our work to keep the African continent safe online.” Highlighting the significance of cybersecurity awareness, Kunik concluded, “The importance of this cannot be overstated.”
Comprehensive Cybersecurity Services
CyberSOC offers a comprehensive suite of cybersecurity services to assist businesses in complying with current cybersecurity legislation and standards. These services include threat detection and response, threat intelligence, security awareness training, and compliance assistance. By engaging with CyberSOC, businesses can effectively shield themselves from the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats.
Contributing to National Security
The managed Security Operations Center (SOC) established by CyberSOC serves as an early warning system, continuously monitoring networks and systems for abnormal activities and potential threats. Brian Mang’oli, regional sales manager for East Africa, emphasizes its crucial role in enhancing national security.
Fostering a robust cybersecurity framework
Shai Nuni, CEO of CyberSOC, underscores the importance of promoting a strong cybersecurity framework in the era of widespread digital transformation. As African nations increasingly integrate digital infrastructure into various aspects of society, safeguarding cybersecurity becomes imperative.
East African Outreach
While the primary focus of the new office is Kenya, it also extends its services to several other East African nations, including Ethiopia and Somalia. The company’s regional outreach acknowledges the digital progress made in these regions while recognizing the pressing cybersecurity challenges and vulnerabilities that must be addressed.
Urgent Need for Cybersecurity
John Tanui, Principal Secretary for the State Department of Information and Digital Economy, acknowledged Kenya’s significant strides in digital transformation. However, he stressed the intensifying cybersecurity issues and vulnerabilities that threaten national security and the country’s digital development strategy. The presence of CyberSOC in Kenya is a timely and vital response to these emerging challenges.