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Ericsson celebrates 125 years of success in Egypt

of both modernity and rootedness ,” said HE Dr Amr Talaat , Minister of Information and Communications Technology . “ Ericsson ’ s celebration of the 125th anniversary of its presence in Egypt is proof of how solid and stable the Egyptian market is , which contributed to enabling the company to implement its strategy and projects throughout this long period of time .”

Ericsson celebrated its presence in Egypt for 125 years with the presence of key industry players including His Excellency Dr Amr Talaat , Minister of Information and Communications Technology .

During the event , Ericsson reaffirmed its commitment to Egypt as part of its mission to support technology innovation advancement in the country . As part of this commitment , Ericsson established and is operating an Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) Innovation Lab at Sultan Hussein Kamel Palace in collaboration with Information Technology Industry Development Agency ( ITIDA ).
“ Egypt ’ s Telecoms and Information Technology sector has a combination
“ It is a real pleasure to witness the celebration of Ericsson ’ s 125th anniversary here in Egypt ,” said Eng . Amr Mahfouz , CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency – ITIDA . “ It ’ s definitely a long journey of fruitful collaboration and is a great example of successful partnerships between ITIDA and the private sector . We are excited to see Ericsson continues to expand and grow , leveraging Egypt ’ s unique capabilities and position as a leading digital , high-end services hub for its customers across the globe .”

Kaspersky : Every third industrial computer was under attack in South Africa , Kenya and Nigeria in H1 2022

Cybersecurity vendor Kaspersky has revealed that in the first half of 2022 in the African regions computers in the industrial control systems ( ICS ) environment were attacked using multiple means – malicious objects , phishing pages , and spyware .

According to Kaspersky ’ s ICS threat landscape report , ICS computers are used in oil and gas , energy , automotive manufacturing , building automation infrastructures and other spheres to perform a range of OT functions .
In the first half of 2022 in the META region ICS computers in the oil and gas sector faced attacks most often ( 47 %). Attacks on building automation systems were in the second place – 45 % of ICS computers in this sector were targeted . The energy sector was also among the top three environments that got attacked ( 41 %).
Emad Haffar , Head , Technical Experts , Kaspersky , said : “ Sophisticated attacks have increased the demand for better visibility of the cyber risks that impact industrial control systems . The integration of IT and OT systems has highlighted the need for a comprehensive yet purposely built cybersecurity programme . Digital Transformation programmes require a new approach to ensure the secure deployment and operation of a variety of new , potentially unsafe devices within plant boundaries .”
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