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Companies urged to store data in cloud

Kenyan companies should store their critical data in cloud services to guard against increasing cyber attacks. file photo | nmg
Kenyan companies should store their critical data in cloud services to guard against increasing cyber attacks. file photo | nmg 

Kenyan companies should store their critical data in cloud services to guard against increasing cyber attacks, Internet infrastructure firm SEACOM has said.

SEACOM, which runs an undersea fibre optic cable, Thursday said storing data on a secure cloud could provide a backup option in case companies fall victim to cyber-attacks.

“We believe that by embracing enhanced technologies such as cloud computing Kenyan organisations will have access to an affordable but effective solution to deal with rising cyber threats,” said SEACOM Sales Lead Patrick Ndegwa. Mr Ndegwa added that companies that suffer ransomware but whose data is backed-up off site have quicker recovery periods, downloading copies of information lost in the attack rather than starting from scratch.

Two ransomware attacks that have spread across the world in the last few months have left companies and government agencies paralysed, highlighting the urgent need for better cyber security.

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