Kaspersky Lab also targets to increase the numbers of partners and customers across the region. The company offers the perfect environment and an unrestricted potential for all kinds of businesses including cybersecurity.
The Kigali office is stated to provide more office space for the growing global cybersecurity company as well as close proximity to new partners for better collaboration. It is also stated to provide greater space for Kaspersky Lab and to create an opportunity for Rwandan companies dealing in IT and cybersecurity related issues to work closely with the most renowned anti-virus solution provider.
“Governments and enterprises 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”, said Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab.
While in Transform Africa Summit, Eugene Kaspersky met with Rwanda head of state, Paul Kagame and discussed further cooperation with Rwanda government and the ways to protect the country from cyber threats. They also discussed plans for the new local office and the plans to expand the operation to other neighboring countries.
Prior to the summit, the CEO attended and addressed delegates at the National Security Symposium at the Rwanda Defence Force Command early this week and will be having discussion sessions Friday 17th May 2019 at Smart Africa on “Ensuring Cybersecurity in a Digital Economy” co-organized by RISA and Kaspersky Lab.
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is a multinational private company specializing in the security of information systems offering antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other security tools. It was founded in 1997 by Eugène Kaspersky and Natalya Kasperskaya2. Eugene Kaspersky is the current CEO of the group headquartered in Moscow, Russia.
In 2016, Kaspersky’s software was used by approximately 400 million people and 270,000 companies, making Kaspersky one of Europe’s leading publishers of information protection software3.
Kaspersky Lab is well known for its team of researchers, the GReAT (Global Research & Analysis Team), which has led to the discovery of sophisticated attacks among the most complex of recent years such as NotPetya, but also for its annual surveys on global IT risks4.
There are currently 37 Kaspersky Lab offices in 32 countries around the world.