Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting computer systems, networks, and sensitive information from unauthorized access, theft, damage, or other forms of cyber-attacks. With the increasing use of technology in every aspect of our lives, cybersecurity has become an essential aspect of digital safety.
Cyber-attacks occur in many forms, such as malware, phishing, ransomware, and social engineering. Malware is a type of malicious software that can infect your computer or network and cause damage, while phishing is a type of scam that involves tricking users into revealing their personal or financial information. Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts the files on your computer and demands payment to unlock them, while social engineering involves manipulating people into revealing sensitive information.
over the past few years, Kenya has seen significant growth in technology consumption, driven by the widespread adoption of mobile phones, government support for the ICT sector, and an increasingly tech-savvy population. Online shopping, social media, and e-learning are on upwards trajectory.
The rise of e-learning has been particularly notable during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many schools and universities shifting to online learning to avoid disruptions to education.
It is because of this rising use of technology that has attracted the attention of global firms to start investing in Kenya.
One of those companies is Acronis, which is a global cyber protection company. It has announced plans to extend its cyber cloud data Centre services to Kenyan companies as it seeks a slice of the growing market.
Source: Business daily