Cybersecurity issues will remain a menace in the coming days as organizations across the globe try to hone safe practices in a bid to eliminate or reduce chances of falling victims of computer attacks.
In line with attempts to mitigate cybersecurity concerns, Liquid Telecom and Serianu have gone into a partnership to improve cybersecurity standard practices in continental Africa.
Serianu Limited is a pan-African security firm that operates in Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Botswana and Nigeria. Its business-focused trade involves security monitoring and analytics to offer insights to businesses. On the other hand, Liquid Telecom is known locally for its fibre network, data centres, and corporate cloud services.
Liquid’s service portfolio encompasses additional functions such as cybersecurity assessment, monitoring, training and incident response. Thus, the partnership comes in handy as Serianu has an upper in consultation services, coupled with managed services and threat intelligence.
Speaking during the partnership, Ben Roberts, Group CTIO at Liquid Telecom noted that the partnership looks forward to offering the latest cybersecurity solutions and practice for their customers.
“While digital transformation presents vast opportunity for businesses today in Africa, the risk of cybercrime has never been greater. Through this partnership with Serianu, Liquid Telecom is not only ensuring that customers using our network and data centres facilities have access to the very latest cybersecurity solutions, but that we are also raising the overall level of cybersecurity standards and practices across the region,” said Mr. Roberts.
What the partnership means for Liquid Telecom customers
This development means that customers who use Liquid Telecom’s network and data centre facilities will be graced with advanced monitoring and incident response services via security operations Centre (SOC) in Nairobi.
The same customers will have access to Serianu’s Arica Cyber Immersion Centre in Nairobi. The facility focuses on research, innovation and offering training facilities for businesses to simulate their cybersecurity solutions.
Moreover, the centre will serve as a training station for IT professionals in the region.
“Supporting local businesses and initiatives is one of the key pillars that both Serianu and Liquid Telecom share in common. Through this partnership, we will explore new ways to empower existing and future customers with quality, home-grown cybersecurity solutions that will help reduce the risk and cost from cybercrime across the region,” noted Serianu CEO William Makatiani.