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20 Aug

Why CEO’s Shouldn’t Ignore the Human Factor in Cyber Security in Kenya

Why CEO’s Shouldn’t Ignore the Human Factor in Cyber Security in Kenya

In this era and with the world COVID pandemic, the majority of CEO’s are still taking cyber security requirements too lightly leading to serious consequences. The human element is still playing the biggest role in rendering most businesses vulnerable to cyber security threats and attacks. A recent study conducted by Kaspersky Lab on over 5,000 businesses around the globe revealed that about 52% (which is more than half) of businesses believe they are at risk from within. This is to say, the staff, either intentionally or unintentionally through acts of carelessness or lack of knowledge put the businesses they work for at great risk of cyber-related threats. 

Kenya is not exceptional when it comes to cyber risks, therefore CEO’s ought to be aware of how easy it is for employees or the human factor to impact a company’s security by exposing the companies to security breaches. On many occasions, the same employees can be used as the attack vectors by being careless or uninformed hence becoming prone to threats such as phishing and social engineering since they do not know how to spot the difference between a legitimate application or fake one to lure them opening a malicious malware or virus application.

It is very important for businesses not to consider policies alone as a way of covering cyber-related risks since not all policies are always followed. CEO’s therefore should consider solutions that provide more visibility and centralized security management of corporate networks, regular employee awareness training on cyber security so that they can be conscious of the impacts if they are ignoring the risk, they are exposing the company by their null or negative actions to safeguard the company data.

Any individual with access to an organization’s systems and data is a potential vulnerability. Most if not all of the high-profile corporate security incidents and breaches involve a human error or intentional, malicious actions. This is because many of them are usually successful cyber-attacks from external attackers who take advantage of the human weaknesses to lure insiders within organizations to provide them with access to sensitive company information. 

Below are the Human Factor Strategies to consider for your organization

  1. Cyber workforce development:  Build a cyber workforce, capable of rising to the challenge of cyber security through recruiting and retaining efforts. 
  2. Training and awareness: Take a fresh look at information security training & awareness efforts; provide immersive learning opportunities to reinforce behavior change.
  3. Stakeholder and leadership engagement: Set up partnerships with leadership across organizations and ensure that leadership engages and supports cyber security programs.
  4. Finance Security initiatives: Organizations must also adopt more comprehensive strategies and increase their cyber security budgets. Of most importance is the adoption of threat intelligence which is not only based on technology but also human expertise. Threat intelligence systems usually automate the process of identifying important attacks out of vast data, tracking events as they occur with a real-time analysis that monitors the behavior of software, systems, and the human factory to detect a malicious incident. All this has to be planned with a budget in mind.

Do you need a cyber security training or the implementation of threat intelligence systems? 

Call East African Data Handlers today ( +254 0711 051 000) remember your employees urgently need an online cyber security training to protect themselves and the company data against any cyber-attacks. Remember by making employees aware of security threats, how they might present, and what procedures to follow when a threat is identified, you‘re indeed strengthening the most vulnerable links in the chain.

Did you know that Threat Intelligence also enables organizations to draw on evidence-based knowledge, including but not limited to the context, mechanisms, indicators, implications, and actionable advice, about an existing or emerging menace or hazard? Since the event is logged, Threat Intelligence platforms provide forensic data that can be used to conduct the root cause analysis by determining the patterns, predict possible attacks and attack vectors, and help to prevent future attacks.

Did you recently experience a data breach? Get in touch with us today so that we can help you discover when, how, who, and why the breach was successful.  Call now ( +254 0711 051 000) 

The most effective strategy is therefore to recreate an actual working environment and putting employees amid a very real cyber-attack that they must defend against. 

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19 Aug

Ransomware – What Is It & How To Remove It

WHAT IS RANSOMWARE?

East African Data Handlers a Trusted Data Recovery Company in Kenya for all your Ransomware services.

Def:  Ransomware attack  can be defined having as an advanced malware or virus that deters users from accessing their PC or files until a ransom is paid.

Ransomware Encrypted files Recovery

East Africa Data Handlers is a Data Recovery company in Kenya that can help you decrypt and get back your Encrypted Data from a Ransomware Attack.

As we all know, Ransomware is a type of Virus  or malware that denies Access to computer Systems unless a ransom is paid to a hacker. This type of malicious software can be spread through emails or visiting infected websites inadvertently. Its can affect range of storage media including but not limited to Server, NAS Storage, SAN Storage, External Hard Disk, Desktop PC, Laptop & RAID that are designed for specialized application in a busy computing environments.

What are the Symptoms of Ransomware Virus or malware Attack ?

A ransomware Virus  or Malware can take various forms and dimensions. Some of  the signs that should make you begin suspecting that your network or storage device has been affected by ransomware include:

  • A pop-Up Notification that blocks access to files or an entire computer system and displays an message with instruction on how to pay ransomware so that you can restore access

  • Having your  not opening and sometimes the display message informs the user that the system is missing a valid application to open inaccessible files even though you have the right programs installed.

Why Data Handlers for Encrypted Data Recovery?

Data Handlers has more than 15 years’ experience in the Data Recovery Services in Nairobi, Our technicians have the necessary skills and tools required to recover data after a ransomware virus attack and restore the health of the affected devices. Ransomware Virus or Malware mostly target large corporations that can operate without their proprietary software and critical data. The hackers who launch that attack will only withdraw their malicious software from your system if you pay the ransom-even then. It is not a guarantee that these companies will restore access to your data.

We are a legitimate business that charges a considerable fee, which is significantly lower than what the captors of the data could be asking for in a ransom. Contact our customer care service center info@eadatahandlers.co.ke or visit send us a quick chat on our website for all the instructions on “The steps needed  to diagnose your device”. Our engineers will also recommend preventive measures that you should implement to safeguard it against future Virus attacks ransomware.

For direct Reach  for other Data recovery in Nairobi, Call us at 0711051000 and ask to speak with a ransomware recovery specialist.

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18 Aug

CLOUD COMPUTING IN KENYA

CLOUD COMPUTING IN KENYA

Its no longer in doubt that the future is in cloud computing. What does it mean with organizations moving to ‘cloud’? In simple terms cloud computing is a new model of service delivery in which as opposed to legacy/traditional investment on physical IT devices the latter is accessed using a ‘pay as you go’ model from cloud providers. The cloud provider will now be in charge of maintaining the customers IT infrastructure, integration with the existing infrastructure as well as developing new functionalities on demand basis.

There exist three types of cloud computing models namely: public, private and hybrid difference between them lying in the amount of management required as well as the security requirement of the client. In public cloud the entire infrastructure is located at the cloud provider premises and is delivered over the internet. For private cloud as the name suggests is exclusively for an organization and provides the highest level of control and security.

The demand for cloud computing in Kenya in the recent years has been on an increase trend as it offers scalability, agility and flexibility as you only pay as much as you need. Most businesses have appreciated the need to focus on strategic tasks and avoid large upfront investments in IT Systems.one of the major concerns why most of the businesses are reluctant moving some/all their services to cloud is security of their data. The other factor is privacy of data as in cloud computing data is stored on another server thus losing control.

Adopting cloud computing presents endless opportunities for private industries, individuals or even the government as they are able to access massive computational power and at a low cost. On the flipside Investments in cloud computing for enterprises require both financial and technical expertise hence the need to evaluate the cost, benefits and risks before making such moves.

The hard decision of which services to move into the cloud should be informed by successful case studies as advised by the solution provide. Of the function and services that have been migrated to cloud and working effectively include human resources services, CRM, payroll, ERP systems, project management, accounting, finance and application development.

East African Data handlers is among the leaders in this space offering platform as a service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a service(Saas) and software as a service(Saas).This has been possible as a result of key strategic partnerships with leading cloud providers such as Amazon web Services, Microsoft azure , google cloud and Vmware.

In concluding, to accelerate adoption of cloud computing in Kenya there is need to for cloud providers to provide statistics and case studies and statistics of the same for enterprise to understand the application of cloud services. This will make companies understand the concept as well as making advantages/benefits of cloud adoption observable.

Need Cloud Computing Services?

Now have you made your decision? Call now 0711 051 000 or visit www.datarecovery.co.ke to see our Data Recovery Services we Offer.

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