Liquid Telecom has launched a new Cybersecurity unit which offers digital security solutions to businesses. The unit provides end to end managed services for business customers, focusing on securing access to people, systems and networks.
Speaking on the new service, David Behr, Chief Digital Officer at Liquid Telecom said, ” We have successfully secured our network for the past 15 years, and now through our strategic partnerships with Netskope, Logicalis, Microsoft and Cyber Risk Aware we have curated the best solutions in the industry to address the changing demands of a digitally transformed business world.”
A survey commissioned by the company in August shows that cybersecurity threats across Africa increased by 57% during the pandemic, as companies navigate the intricacies of security as people work from home. Further, the survey also shows a transition towards cloud-based services, creating a for security services that secure networks, cloud and desktop.
In a conversation between the Liquid Telecom CDO and the Kenyan Wallstreet, David said that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the cybersecurity threats, putting additional pressure on cybersecurity infrastructure as people work from home.
“Because of COVID-19, companies had to enable their cloud collaboration team very quickly. The acceleration has put additional constraints on the [cybersecurity] infrastructure that is in place. Businesses have to contend with the lack of visibility that they get with employees working at home as they are not on corporate land,” said David.