Welcome to the latest edition of Intelligent CIO Africa . A recent report from cybersecurity vendor Kaspersky revealed that it had blocked more than 30,000 mobile malware attacks in Nigeria , Kenya and South Africa . Out of the more than 206,000 mobile malware attacks blocked by Kaspersky solutions in the Middle East , Turkey and Africa ( META ) region in just six months measured , between January to June 2021 , over 30 , 000 of these attacks combined originated from Nigeria ( 14,071 ), Kenya ( 10,697 ) and South Africa ( 5,499 ). In fact , Kaspersky ’ s latest research shows that when looking at the top ten countries by share of users attacked by mobile malware Nigeria places eighth ( at 11.76 %).
In this regard , we continue to cover articles in this edition of the magazine addressing the issue of malware and the importance of cybersecurity . Gracing the cover of this month ’ s edition is Stanley Chege , Group CIO , at Kenya-based Jubilee Holdings Limited , who tells us why the insurance company recently implemented Fortinet ’ s Security Fabric in order to comply with data protection legislation .
“ I was particularly impressed with Fortinet ’ s collaborative approach to addressing our unique challenges ,” explains Chege . much of the content we needed to train our employees and partners in the best practices of financial data protection . The Fortinet Security Fabric solution is helping us to meet all of our security and data protection challenges .”
You can read more by turning to page 50 .
Elsewhere in the magazine , we look at how the role of the CIO is evolving with an increased focus on unlocking customer connections through service innovation and hear from industry pundits what these changes mean to the IT teams .
You will find this feature on page 34 .
As usual , we have all your favourite features , opinion , insight pieces and analysis articles from the African continent . You can also read daily news updates on our website at www . intelligentcio . com / africa /.
And kindly , don ’ t forget if you would like to get in touch , please email me at manda @ lynchpinmedia . co . uk . Once again , I would also like to wish you a great month ahead . Enjoy the read !
Among the many insights , Chege shares that : “ Not only did the Fortinet Security Fabric approach represent the complete and well-integrated solution from a technology standpoint , but they also helped to provide
Manda Banda Editor
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