Kaspersky Lab to open office in Rwanda to boost East African presence

2080603466 33a0c963b9 zKaspersky Lab has announced plans to open a new office in Kigali, Rwanda, to support the rapid growth of its business in East Africa

This move will provide more room for development as well as closer proximity to the region’s new partners, allowing Kaspersky Lab to continue its expansion into the promising African market.

The decision to open a new office was made during CEO Eugene Kaspersky’s visit to Rwanda where he met with Paul Kagame, president of the Republic of Rwanda at the Transform Africa Summit.

During the visit, they discussed how Kaspersky Lab could work with the Rwandan government and ways to better protect the country from cyber threats.

Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab, said, “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.”

The Kigali office will serve the requirements of the growing number of partners and customers in the region.

Amir Kanaan, managing director at Kaspersky Lab for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, added, “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.”

“While a few years ago it was enough to have a strategy to prevent infection, now businesses have to be able to detect when they are infected or hacked, predict hacker behaviour and respond to attacks quickly to ensure minimal damage and impact. We can support in achieving this,” he stated.

Kaspersky Lab operates in almost 200 countries and the new office in Kigali will be the 36th representative office the company has worldwide.

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