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INTELLIGENT BRANDS // Enterprise Security

Liquid C2 launches third African Cyber Security Fusion Centre in Zambia

Liquid C2 , a business of Cassava Technologies , a pan-African technology group , opened the doors of its Zambian Cyber Security Fusion Centre , CSFC in Lusaka , making this the third centre of its kind in Africa .

In Zambia ’ s case , government research shows that 2021 saw over 10 million cyberattacks on citizens and businesses , including mobile money reversal frauds , social media account hijacking , and fake product promotions and investment schemes . Zambia ’ s Minister of Technology and Science , Hon Felix Mutati , announced last year that an increase in cybercrime is among the country ’ s biggest threats . on the data gathered from all the CFSCs and manages every element of cyber protection using this intelligence to build a mesh to identify , mitigate and protect businesses across the continent
The new CSFC is also a beacon that raises awareness about the vital need for cyber security for all businesses . The Centre also stands as a key pillar in Zambia ’ s economic growth plans as it continues its digital transformation journey . Therefore , there is a real need for enterprises , governments , and citizens to be aware of the dangers of operating in the online space and arm themselves with the ability to mitigate cyber threats .
Mark Townsend , CEO Liquid Intelligent Technologies , Zambia
Launching Liquid C2 ’ s third Cyber Security Fusion Centre in Zambia is critical in safeguarding the country ’ s digital economy . Adding the Cyber Security Fusion Centre to the country ’ s cyber security infrastructure will strengthen the ability to protect vital small businesses from increasing cybercrime threats , as it focuses on bolstering the growth of the small businesses sector .
This centre will prove invaluable in Liquid C2 ’ s efforts to ensure Zambian customers have access to real-time intelligence-driven alerts and advisory services , enabling them to mitigate potential threats timeously . Most importantly , customers can focus on their critical business needs , while Liquid manages their customers ’ cyber security requirements 24x7x365 with the most costefficient and effective approach .
Liquid C2 is committed to playing a role in strengthening cyber security offerings in Zambia , and with the launch of this CSFC , the organisation is better placed to assist customers in real-time and enable them to be initiative-taking rather than reactive in today ’ s complex cyber security landscape .
“ Our Cyber Security Fusion Centre will provide businesses with timeous responses to mitigate these attacks successfully , ensuring that their business is prepared to face current and even future threats ,” said David Behr , CEO of Liquid C2 .
“ The Centre will offer comprehensive cyber security services , including threat intelligence , detection , and incident response , customised to meet the requirements of businesses in Zambia ,” said Mark Townsend , CEO of Liquid Intelligent Technologies , Zambia . p
The Zambian CSFC is the third in the matrix of security centres to be launched by Liquid C2 in Africa . The centres are designed to allow the organisation an increasing oversight and understanding of the cyber threats its customers face in real-time . Liquid C2 relies
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