Cybersecurity firm, CyberSOC Africa, has chosen Kenya as the springboard for launching an expansive cybersecurity endeavour across the African continent, and also enable Kenyan organisations flourish within a secure digital landscape.
The establishment of the CyberSOC Kenyan office is set to bolster the cybersecurity defences of regional governments and the private sector. With the increasing number of services and transactions transforming to digital platforms, the Kenyan office’s mission is to enhance their capacity to respond effectively to evolving cyber threats.
Additionally, the newly inaugurated office will serve as the East African headquarters, playing a pivotal role in promoting cybersecurity awareness and education. It will offer a wide array of resources and tools designed to safeguard government agencies, businesses, and organizations from the ever-present menace of cyberattacks.
CyberSOC Chairman, Nir Kunik, was enthused about the venture, stating, “We are excited to open this new cybersecurity office and to continue our work to keep the African continent safe online. As cyber threats continue to evolve, it is more important than ever that we work together to stay cyber-safe. This new office will be a key part of our efforts to promote cybersecurity awareness and education and to provide the resources and tools needed to continue transacting online.”
CyberSOC Africa specializes in providing comprehensive cybersecurity solutions, including threat detection and response, threat intelligence, security awareness training, and compliance assistance. Their services help businesses comply with the latest cybersecurity regulations and standards, ensuring effective resistance against emerging cyber threats.
Regional Sales Manager East Africa, Brian Mang’oli, stressed the urgency of addressing rising cyber threats, risks, and exploits. He stated that Africa needed a tailored cybersecurity solution, especially given the global shortage of cybersecurity experts.
“In an era where cyberattacks can cause significant damage to our economy, critical infrastructure, and even national security, having a reliable partner like CyberSOC Africa ensures we can identify and respond to these threats in a timely and effective manner.” Mang’oli explained.
He also mentioned that CyberSOC Africa’s Managed Security Operations Centre (SOC) will play a pivotal role in enhancing national security by serving as an early warning system that continually monitors networks and systems for unusual activities and potential threats.
CEO of CyberSOC Africa, Shai Nuni, stated that digital extortion, ransomware attacks, online scams such as phishing, and business email compromise were the most prominent cyber threats facing the African continent. Nuni stressed that the lack of established cybersecurity standards on the continent, exposed its online services to substantial risks.
“As African countries move to incorporate digital infrastructure into all aspects of society – including government, business, and banking, it is vital to promote a strong cybersecurity framework,” Nuni added.
The Kenyan office is also set to serve neighbouring countries, including Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Somalia by strengthening local cybersecurity capabilities.