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Liquid Intelligent Technologies acquires Cysiv , cloud and cyber security provider in Egypt

Liquid Intelligent Technologies announced that it has acquired Cysiv MEA , a technology company that was formerly SecureMisr , headquartered in Cairo . The business specialises in providing enterprise cloud and cyber security services to some of Egypt ’ s leading companies , particularly in the financial services sector .

The acquisition allows the London-based group with operations in Africa , UK , the US , and Latin America , to bring some of the best global cloud and cyber security products to the Egyptian market . Liquid is a recognised integrator on behalf of some of the biggest technology companies in the world .
The organisation will rebrand Cysiv MEA to Liquid C2 to align it with its global cloud and cybersecurity identity . Liquid plans to significantly grow the Egyptian business by tapping into the wealth of local tech talent , making Egypt a key hub for the Middle East and North Africa region .
In 2020 , Cysiv acquired and rebranded SecureMisr , a Cairo-based provider of managed security , advisory and consulting services , to accelerate its investment in the Middle East and Africa region . Since its inception in 2008 , security leaders at banking , financial services , telecom , and other commercial sectors have relied on Cysiv MEA as their trusted partner to help elevate their security and compliance posture .
David Behr , CEO of Liquid C2
Cyber Security Fusion Centres in South Africa and Kenya .
“ Since our founding in 2008 as SecureMisr , our mission has been to empower customers with world-class cloud and cyber security services and solutions that pre-emptively protect against attacks and loss of digital assets caused by an ever-evolving threat landscape , before it affects the business ,” said Sherif Shaltout , VP of Operations , Cysiv MEA .
“ We are thrilled to be joining the Liquid family and to be part of an industry-leading brand like Liquid C2 . We are now in an even stronger position to enable our enterprise customers in Egypt and the MENA region to accelerate their digital transformation whilst at the same time acquiring more sophisticated tools to deal with everincreasing threats through our expanded cloud and cyber security services portfolio ,” he added .
“ Liquid recognises the critical role Cysiv MEA has been playing in the cloud and cyber security industry in Egypt and the region . Our main task as a group is to support them in bringing more cyber security tools for our customers as they face an increasingly hostile global threat environment from cybercriminals and nation-state sponsored attackers ,” said David Behr , CEO of Liquid C2 . p
Liquid C2 is a business of Cassava Technologies , a pan-African technology group , offering managed cloud and security services , product solutions , and related professional and advisory services in 22 African countries . It operates Africa ’ s widest Azure Stack deployment across four countries and deployed African
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