Kaspersky Lab and Smart Africa Alliance to improve cybersecurity

4 November 2016

Computing

Kaspersky Lab has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Smart Africa Alliance on October 27 at the Kaspersky Lab headquarters in Moscow. The MoU which will see the two parties working together to drive improvement of protection of networks and critical systems, as well as raise cybersecurity awareness across the continent.

The Alliance is responsible for bringing together organisations at both local and international levels to transform Africa into a knowledge economy through ICT enablement. Smart Africa works with the private and public sector, to assist in ensuring that there is access to broadband and ICT throughout the continent. Increased access also means increased threats, and so to be successful this requires heightened levels of security education and awareness.

The memorandum was signed between Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, and Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Executive Director of Smart Africa. Under the terms of the memorandum, Kaspersky Lab will ensure the provision of expertise in the area of cyberthreats to the Alliance. In addition, the parties agreed to exchange data relating to cyberthreats on the continent. Read the full story on ITNews Africa here:

Source: ITNews Africa 31 October 2016