Kaspersky Lab has been awarded the Best IT Security Company with the Best IT Security Solution at the 17th Annual Kenya ICT Pinnacle Awards.
The ceremony is organised by the Computer Society of Kenya (CSK) and is the only event in Kenya to specifically recognise ICT companies who are doing exceptionally in the region.
Bethwel Opil, the Channel Sales Manager for East Africa at Kaspersky Lab, said: “This is a great achievement for the Kaspersky Lab brand in Kenya that we are proud to receive, especially considering the highly regarded reputation of the CSK – in fact this is an award that celebrates the best in the industry.
“Having entered the region with the goal of ensuring we educate Kenyans about cyber security and the solutions available to them, these awards mirror our efforts and subsequent success to date in achieving this.”
Kaspersky Lab recently announced the opening of its regional branch in Nairobi, Kenya.
Opil added: “It is with this in mind that I am also pleased to announce that we have also partnered with the CSK through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to maintain mutual cooperation and understanding and support the development of business relations in the East African countries, in the field of Computer, Network, Internet and General Information, as well as ICT Security Solutions.”
The aim of this agreement and MOU is for the companies to work together in co-operation to engage current and prospective users and consumers of ICT security solutions with information and updates around developments in this field.
“As the CSK is focused on delivering synchronisation to the ICT sector in Kenya, as well as to provide useful insight and information regarding ICT to users and consumers their vision presented Kaspersky Lab with a natural fit with which to engage in such a partnership”, added Opil.
“Certainly as the country heads towards achieving its set development goals for the year 2030, where ICT is considered a massive enabler of doing so, we hope this partnership helps to facilitate this key target for the region,” said Opil.
Dr Waudo Siganga, Chairman of the CSK, said: “CSK is seen as the public voice for the IT profession in Kenya and the guardian of professional ethics and standards on the broader IT industry. Having this partnership in place with a brand like Kaspersky Lab will only further aid us in remaining the public voice in this regard, and ensuring that we are able to continuously meet our set out company mission and vision.”
Svetlana Efimova, Head of Strategic Partnership at Kaspersky Lab, said: “It is no secret technology is changing our lives – one only needs to look at the Internet as one key example of this.
“However, when examining the world of cyber crime and witnessing how it continues to grow and develop, cybercriminals are using the growth in the digital space as an opportunity to exploit countries like Kenya – their citizens and businesses.
“Therefore, we are dedicated to doing our part in ensuring the IT Security safety of this region. This agreement forms part of that and we are looking forward to the positive results it will bring about.”