Safaricom on Monday launched an information technology (I.T) security solution offering cybersecurity and consulting services for enterprise subscribers.
The system encompasses services like Managed Security Solutions, Security Assurance, and Advisory services as well as Managed Security Operations Center solutions.
With the new service, companies, enterprises, and individuals can secure their emails, websites, manage vulnerabilities, test and audit I.T systems and access real-time monitoring among other services
According to Bob Collymore, Chief Executive Officer of Safaricom, I.T cybersecurity solutions are designed to cater for each customer’s needs so that they can get the best value and strategically select their solutions.
“We realize that customers all have unique needs and different budget levels. Our We are excited to see that the solution is gathering interest with some of our customers in the financial services and transport industries already signing up for the service,” he said
A new global cybersecurity Report from Vodafone highlights that the more cyber-ready a business becomes, the better its overall business outcomes.
According to the Cyber Ready Barometer, 48 percent of cyber-ready businesses are reporting more than 5 percent increases in annual revenue as well as high stakeholder trust levels. Nonetheless, the research also shows that only 24 percent of businesses globally could reasonably call themselves cyber-ready.
“The fifth generation of the cyber landscape gives criminals a wider attack surface and thus more opportunities to take advantage of it. In addition, new vulnerabilities, whether through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, mean both organizations and consumers alike need to be aware of the risks mobile devices pose”, said Jeremy Kaye, Head of Mobile Security, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd in their 2018 cybersecurity report
In its 2017 Internet Security Report, Software company Symantec reported that malicious emails were the weapon of choice for a wide range of cyber-attacks in 2016, used by everyone from state-sponsored cyber espionage groups to mass-mailing ransomware gangs.
The report also notes that one in 131 emails sent were malicious, the highest rate in five years.