Huawei has launched its latest Ransomware Protection Solution and other IT products and solutions, at the Huawei IT day event, attended by over 150 tech experts from businesses and government in Nairobi.
Speaking at the event, the Director of ICT at the Ministry of Information, Communication, and Digital Economy, Andrew Opiyo, highlighted the Kenyan government’s plan to build a digital superhighway, provide 25,000 Wi-Fi hotspots and digitize government services.
“With the acceleration of digital transformation and rapid data growth in Kenya, we face a significant threat from ransomware attacks, which have increased dramatically in recent years. There’s a need to pay more attention to them and adopt necessary solutions to prevent ransomware attack,” he further noted.
Announcing the launch of the new products, Huawei Kenya CEO, Gao Fei, talked about how Huawei entered the Kenyan Market in 1998 and has always had the latest leading products which have contributed greatly towards the country’s economic success. Additionally, we have trained tens of thousands on the latest technologies to help create job opportunities.
“The ICT sector is growing rapidly, and it is important to ensure that every business’ systems are working well without facing malicious threats, such as ransomware, that disrupt day to day operations and bring real financial costs,” Gao Fei remarked.
Businesses are now thinking about how to collect data and make the most out of it, given that the growth of technology has made data a critical input in propelling our economy and society. This brings an explosive growth in data storage requirements as so many services now collect data as well as depend on data for critical applications.
It has become challenging to handle large amounts of data efficiently, ensure OnDemand mobility of data, turn data into gold, and at the same time also protect our data. If data is worth as much as gold, it is also worth protecting.
Kenya still faces a significant threat from ransomware attacks, which have increased dramatically in recent years. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts the victim’s data and demands a ransom for its decryption. According to a report by Kaspersky, Kenya recorded 32.8 million ransomware attacks in the first half of 2021, making it one of the most targeted countries in Africa. Hence there is need to have solutions, such as the Huawei’s Ransomware protection, which helps to prevent such attacks from happening.