Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 72 - Page 10

NEWS

Liquid C2 launches Cyber Security Fusion Centre for Kenyan businesses uThe last few years have seen a rapid acceleration in cyberattacks , with Africa squarely in the crosshairs of cybercriminals . As businesses continue to evolve digitally , so has the scale of cyberthreats . According to the Global Cybersecurity Index ( 2021 ), only 29 of 54 African countries have introduced cybersecurity legislation . In addition , the Communications Authority of Kenya ( CAK ) reported that cyberthreats in the country have doubled in the 2022 financial year , starting July 2021 .

This centre will prove invaluable in efforts to ensure Kenyan customers have access to real-time intelligence-driven alerts and advisory services , enabling them to mitigate potential threats timeously . Customers can focus on their critical business needs while cybersecurity requirements are managed constantly with the most cost-efficient and effective approach .

Liquid C2 , a business of Cassava Technologies , a pan-African technology group , opened the doors of its first Cyber Security Fusion Centre ( CSFC ) in Nairobi , Kenya , making this the second centre of its kind in Africa .

Clients in Kenya will encounter new cybersecurity services that leverage Microsoft Defender and Microsoft Sentinel – all delivered and constantly monitored , without interruption . 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 .

Alibaba Netpreneur Training welcomes 86 new graduates from Africa

Alibaba Global Initiatives ( AGI ) has announced the graduation of 86 African entrepreneurs from the latest edition of the Alibaba Netpreneur Training ( ANT ) Programme .

The Africa-specific edition was rolled out with support from Africa ’ s Business Heroes prize competition , a philanthropic initiative that aims to support and inspire the next generation of African entrepreneurs .
The ANT Programme offers entrepreneurs an opportunity to learn and explore how to harness digital technology to expand their businesses and contribute to the local economy . Over a four-week period , the online programme walked the participants through the latest trends and practices shaping China ’ s digital economy , as well as approaches and frameworks for entrepreneurs to build successful and innovative businesses in the digital world .
Eighty-six graduates emerged following their successful completion of a series of classes , assignments and assessments , which demonstrates their understanding of the fundamentals of the digital economy and ability to apply their new-found insights in their respective businesses . Collectively , they represent various industries varying from agriculture , education , information and communication technology and trading .
Introduced in 2019 , the Alibaba Netpreneur Training Programme is an initiative to drive success for entrepreneurs in the digital economy . It has trained more than 1,800 entrepreneurs in Africa , Europe , Latin America , South and Southeast Asia .
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