Internet Solutions on Wednesday launched a Cyber Threat Intelligence Centre that aims to help companies to monitor, analyze and respond to evolving cyber threats.
The move is meant to help companies operating in Kenya and in Africa to develop a risk-based, proactive cyber resiliency strategy that will help them prevent, detect and respond to cyber-attacks within their IT environments.
Cyberattacks are on the rise and are more coordinated and sophisticated, with cyber criminals targeting specific organisations, regions and customer profiles. To prevent potential financial, reputational and operational impairment occasioned by the increasing cyber threats and attacks, organisations in Kenya and worldwide are being compelled to implement early detection controls to safeguard their IT assets.
According to the Communications Authority’s quarterly report released in April this year, Kenya’s cyber security threats increased by 167 percent to 10.2 million from 3.8 million detected in the previous quarter. Within the same period, 12,197 cyber threat advisories were issued within the period to the affected organizations, marking a 91 per cent increase from the advisories sent out to affected institutions in the previous quarter.
Speaking during the launch, Internet Solutions Head of Cyber Security Services Dr. Bright Mawudor said cyber risk has become a major concern for businesses of all sizes, across all sectors and CIOs are under increasing pressure from boards to protect their organizations against evolving cyber threats albeit with strained budgets.
“We understand how expensive and complicated monitoring, analysis and response capabilities needed to keep businesses safe can be, especially with most companies being under pressure to do more with less. Therefore, our threat intelligence centre has been set up to help our clients to be cyber resilient in a cost-effective way,” he said.
“We offer a broad range of cyber and managed services that will help you tackle the ever-changing risk landscape. Whether it’s threat monitoring, threat intelligence, data protection, incident response and more, we have certified engineers with vast experience in identifying potential gaps in your security controls as well as identifying any unknown attackers on your network,” Mawudor added.
Operating on 24/7 daily basis, the centre will provide a real-time cyber security service tailored to each company, based on Internet Solution’s cross-industry expertise.
Internet Solutions is fully owned by Dimension Data Group (DD) which has a global asset base of over US$ 100 Billion. Dimension Data Group is owned by NTT Group.
Started way back in 1993 in South Africa and entered the East African market in 2006 through multiple acquisitions including Interconnect Limited, AccessKenya and Continuity East Africa which were some of the largest ISPs and Business Continuity service providers in the market.