Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 68 - Page 10

NEWS

Cloudflare announces DDoS Attack Trends for 2022 Q2 report

Cloudflare , the security , performance and reliability company helping to build a better Internet , has announced its 2022 Q2 DDoS report . This report includes insights and trends about the DDoS threat landscape – as observed across the global Cloudflare network .

Q2 has witnessed some of the largest attacks the world has ever seen including a 26 million request per second HTTPS DDoS attacks that Cloudflare automatically detected and mitigated . Furthermore , attacks against Ukraine and Russia continue , while a new ransom DDoS attack campaign emerged .
“ Cloudflare ’ s mission is to help build a better Internet ,” said Bashar Bashaireh , Managing Director , Middle East and Turkey , Cloudflare . “ A better Internet is one that is more secure , faster and reliable for everyone – even in the face of DDoS attacks . As part of our mission , since 2017 , we ’ ve been providing unmetered and unlimited DDoS protection for free to all of our customers .
Bashar Bashaireh , Managing Director , Middle East and Turkey , Cloudflare
Over the years , it has become increasingly easier for attackers to launch DDoS attacks . But as easy as it has become , we want to make sure that it is even easier – and free – for organisations of all sizes to protect themselves against DDoS attacks of all types .”

Odoo launches a new subsidiary in Kenya

Odoo has chosen Kenya to establish its first African office and operations started on July 1st , 2022 . The company stated that up to 50 new staff are expected to join the new office within a year . Several new software features have been implemented to address the specific needs of Kenyan and African SMEs .

The company is opening its first office in Africa and picked Nairobi to establish its local headquarters . As with all Odoo subsidiaries , objectives are ambitious on all fronts : recruitment , client and lead management , expected revenues and new features . Patrick Lukusa was appointed as the director of Odoo KE LTD , the new subsidiary of Odoo S . A . opening in Africa .
“ It was very important for us to open this new office and 2022 was the year to do it . We wanted to be closer to our customers and address them locally , with local talents , which is something we cannot achieve from afar .” said Fabien Pinckaers , CEO and Founder , Odoo S . A .
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