NEW: Dawn of a new digital era for Zimbabwe – Intersection of technology, security and society 


The Sunday Mail

Online Reporter 

Liquid Intelligent Technologies says cyber resilience and security are key investment areas for business.

This comes as Zimbabwe is also developing legislation on cyber security and data protection.

Zimbabwe’s Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill currently awaits assent by the President.

This has been necessitated by growing digitalisation in the country and globally, which has also been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“As a driver of disruption, the Covid-19 crisis upended our lives almost bringing the entire world to a standstill,” said chief business officer for the Southern Africa Region, Ms Lorreta Songola.

“As this disruption and transformation continues, Cyber Resilience and Security have emerged to be the key investment areas for organisations and this is further reaffirmed by the fact that the Government of Zimbabwe is soon to implement its Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill, which seeks to improve digital systems in all spheres for a stronger and digitally resilient Zimbabwe.”

As one of the key technology players in the country, Liquid Intelligent Technologies has come a long way, having transformed into a one-stop technology group.

The group has committed to further play a significant role in the digital transformation with services such as Cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), digital infrastructure and cyber security.

As the digital transformation gathers momentum, unique challenges also emerge for businesses.

The Cyber Security Report (2021) found out that 48 percent partakers reported data loss and recovery to be amongst the top three concerns while using Cloud-based services; whereas 43 percent highlighted managing user access to information as an issue.

“Cloud-integration can seem like a daunting task for and especially so for SMEs, it is for this reason that we partner with companies on each and every step of this transition to make it a smooth and beneficial journey.

“Some of our solutions such as the Microsoft Defender for Office 365 covers spam, phishing and malware protection for users on the cloud whereas Microsoft Defender for Endpoints provides endpoint device protection (Antivirus).

“As we work collectively towards building this digital eco-system, securing it should come as a shared responsibility for the state, organisations and individuals,” said Ms Songola.

 

 

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Publish date : 2021-11-25 11:10:42

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