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Internet Solutions MD Richard Hechle (right) and company's Head of security services Dr. Bright Mawudor cut the ribbon to launch the IS

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Internet Solution invests in Sh20mn Cyber Threat Intelligent Centre

Internet Solutions MD Richard Hechle (right) and company’s Head of security services Dr. Bright Mawudor cut the ribbon to launch the IS Cyber Threat Intelligent Centre/Courtesy

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 11 – Internet Solutions has introduced a Cyber Threat Intelligent Centre worth Sh20mn that will allow organizations to monitor, analyze and respond to evolving cyber threats happening in real-time.

The service cuts across is not limited to only financial institutions but across to both government and non-government institutions and is different from the government’s system that only updated quarterly.

Internet Solutions Head of Cyber Security Services Bright Mawudor says the company intends to expand while updating clients on the threats as they emerge.

“We are looking to expand in the next six months, since the demand is getting high, and the monitoring happens every single minute,” said Mawudor.

He further adds that the system is aimed at boosting what organizations already have. “Our intention is not to replace what we already have, we want to implement what they already have.”

Internet Solutions Head of Cyber Security Dr Bright Mawudor and the company’s MD Richard Hechle during the launch of the IS Cyber Threat Intelligent Centre/Courtesy

In April 2019, the Communications Authority released its quarterly report that revealed the Kenyan companies faced 11.2 million cyber threats.

This was a 10.1 percent increase in cases in the first three months of 2019, compared to the same incidences that were discovered during the same period last year.

Some of the incidences detected included malware, web application attacks, system mis-configuration, and online abuse cases.

This has seen many firms looking for alternative solutions that will help reduce and prevent attacks to protect their businesses.

Microsoft Kenya has also expressed interest in partnering with local companies to assist in securing their infrastructure.

A recent Microsoft report said that ransomware, malicious software that blocks a user’s access to gadgets until payment is made, will continue to be a popular method used by cyber criminals this year.

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“As local organizations increase investments in cyber-security, it is becoming vital for them to also create awareness about these threats among their employees to ensure that they are able to notice some them,” said Sebuh Haileleul, Country General Manager for Microsoft, East Africa.

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