Kaspersky Lab has announced it will be opening a new office in Kigali, Rwanda — a decision that was made during Eugene Kaspersky; CEO of Kaspersky Lab, visit to Rwanda.
Eugene met with President Paul Kagame at the Transform Africa Summit agreeing on the deal that Kaspersky claim will support the rapid growth of its business in East Africa.
“Governments and enterprises across Africa need an integrated approach to complex threat detection and response as they fight cybercriminals who have significant financial resources and are constantly looking to exploit any vulnerability,” Eugene said in a released press statement.
Eugene and Kagame went to the length of discussing how Kaspersky Lab could collaborate with the Rwandan Government and ways to better protect the country from cyberthreats.
Kaspersky Lab says the move of opening an office in Kigali will provide more room for development as well as closer proximity to new partners in the region, allowing the company to continue its expansion into the promising African market.
The Kigali office will serve the requirements of the growing number of partners and customers in the region.
In closing remarks, Amir Kanaan, MD Kaspersky Lab for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, said, “We see great potential in the African market, especially with the current digital transformation initiatives that are in place. Nations across the continent are adopting new technologies to facilitate and enhance the way they do business.”
He further said, “businesses have to be able to detect when they are infected/hacked, predict hacker behaviour and respond to attacks quickly to ensure minimal damage and impact.” “We can support in achieving this,” he said.
Kaspersky Lab solutions and services will be offered to all industries and for all kinds of businesses in Rwanda and the wider region.