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CyberKnight accelerates expansion into sub-Saharan Africa

CyberKnight accelerates expansion into sub-Saharan Africa

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CyberKnight accelerates expansion into sub-Saharan Africa

According to IDC, sub-Saharan Africa’s ICT market is predicted to grow from US$95.4 billion in 2020 to US$104.2 billion by 2023. While cybercrime remains one of the greatest threats to Africa, sub-Saharan nations lose millions of dollars to cyberattacks each year. Multiple organisations struggle with the high cost of cybersecurity products, limited budgets, resource scarcity, lack of sufficient tools and awareness programmes. There is a big divide in the adaptation of technology and cybersecurity between sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa/the Middle East regions.

To address challenges and needs specific to the threat landscape in sub-Saharan Africa, CyberKnight has strategically aligned with YL Cyber and Cloud Consulting to focus initially on three portfolio vendors: Flashpoint – Trusted Intelligence; PhishRod – Security Training, Awareness and Anti-Phishing; and Valimail – Email Fraud Protection, Anti-Spoofing and Guaranteed DMARC Enforcement.

“As technology adoption continues to rise in Africa and more people have access to the Internet, the number of cyberattacks continue to grow exponentially. While phishing remains the number one attack vector for successful data breaches, email security became one of the biggest concerns across the sub-Saharan region. In addition, social media fraud, account takeover and social engineering threats have become a serious concern over the past few years. Through the strategic partnership with CyberKnight we aim to bring a unique set of cybersecurity platforms to help local organisations tackle today’s data breaches,” said Yaadhna Singh-Gounden, Director at YL Cyber and Cloud Consulting.

“Africa has been among the fastest growing parts of the world in terms of cybercrime activities. So, we are excited to accelerate our African expansion plans, by joining forces with YL Cyber and Cloud Consulting to bring our market-leading Zero Trust Security-focused solutions to the region, to augment local organisations’ cybersecurity postures, boost resilience and build capacity. Having worked with Yaadhna before to successfully develop and close many cybersecurity projects in Africa, we are confident that this strategic partnership will allow us to leverage her strong partner ecosystem in the region and fuel our growth in Africa,” said Avinash Advani, Founder and CEO at CyberKnight.

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