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Written by Hitachi Systems Security on 13 January 2023

Smart Africa Selects Hitachi Systems Trusted Cyber Management to Manage Growing Cyber-Threats in West Africa

Hitachi Systems TCM and Smart Africa Secretariat establish a bilateral task force to develop a cybersecurity blueprint to bolster, protect, and defend Africa’s cyberspace

California, USA --- December 16th, 2022 --- The Smart Africa Secretariat (Secretariat) and Hitachi Systems Trusted Cyber Management Inc. (Hitachi Systems TCM) have announced a partnership which will provide leading edge people, processes and technologies to support the cyber-defense of Africa’s digital transformation. The benefit of the partnership to clients is to facilitate the African Continental Free Trade Area and the Digital Single Market to promote and secure the digital transformation throughout West Africa.

The Secretariat has identified an interest in participating with Hitachi Systems TCM in activities focused on supporting the development of:

  • The Smart Africa Cybersecurity Project
  • The Africa Cyber Security Innovation Centers (ACSIC)

As part of the Smart Africa agenda the Secretariat has defined private initiatives and investments in the technology and communications sectors of the Smart Africa Alliance Platform. Further, the Secretariat and Hitachi Systems TCM, will provide cybersecurity services and privacy solutions across a variety of industries and specifically focused on information, communication, and technology enhancements. 

Hitachi Systems TCM and Smart Africa will engage in activities including:

  • Designing, building, and deploying SOC’s (security operation centers), CERTs (Computer Emergency Response Team) and CIRTs (Cyber Incident Response Team) to identify, detect and respond to cyber incidents
  • Defining, developing, and promoting cybersecurity frameworks
  • Designing, building, and deploying threat intelligence and cybercriminal intelligence capacities
  • Providing cybersecurity courses and trainings
  • Providing hands-on training, linking theory with practice through internships and mentorships 
  • Equipping the Africa Cybersecurity Innovation Centers (ACIC) in Côte d’Ivoire

“Hitachi Systems TCM has the expertise to provide leading cybersecurity services to Smart Africa as the project continues to innovate and expand its digital transformation initiatives” said Scott Wiebe CEO of Hitachi Systems TCM. “The partnership represents an important step in Hitachi Systems TCM’s vision to enable its customers with safe digital experiences including solutions and tools geared to help organizations defend against cyber-attacks.”

“Today is a major milestone for Hitachi Systems Security. We will work closely with Smart Africa and its members by combining our skillsets and solutions to improve the region’s cyber security posture.,” said Anthony Subero CEO of Hitachi Systems Security and COO of Hitachi Systems TCM. “This digital transformation movement will provide significant socioeconomic benefits to the people of Africa. In addition, members of Smart Africa will benefit from a team of trusted partners within the Hitachi Group, who will provide a proactive 360 degree approach to cyber security including the promise of digital trust needed to enable these benefits. This is our commitment!”

Digital Security Transformation and Digital Trust 

Hitachi Systems TCM services will allow members of the Smart Africa Alliance to benefit from its cybersecurity management capabilities that will improve the security, efficiency overall digital development and innovation within the region.

 

About HSTCM

Hitachi Systems Trusted Cyber Management Inc. ("Hitachi Systems TCM") was founded on October 1st, 2022, through the merger and acquisition of its two subsidiaries Hitachi Systems Security, a Managed Security Support Provider in Canada, and Cumulus Systems Private Ltd., a development company in India. 

Hitachi Systems TCM develops and provides pro-active security monitoring services which detect and report cyber risks before they become threats. In addition, the organization leverages advanced  threat intelligence and security monitoring services which identifies threats before they evolve into attacks.

Hitachi Systems TCM services include:

  • Managed security services
  • Security consulting 
  • Sale of platform performance analysis tools and provision of analysis services
  • Commissioned software development

For more details, please refer to https://hitachi-systems-tcm.com

About Hitachi Systems Security

Hitachi Systems Security is an organization in Canada specializing in security technology. The organization became Hitachi Systems group company in 2015. With SOCs (Security Operations Centers) in Canada and Switzerland, the organization provides managed security services to monitoring security risks to customer systems as well as security consulting services including risk management, vulnerability management, data privacy and regulation services; serving clients primarily in North America and Europe.

For more details, please refer to https://hitachi-systems-security.com/

About Cumulus Systems

Cumulus Systems is an organization based in the United States specializing in the development and sale of tools designed to analyze the performance of platforms including various operating systems, virtual environments, and storage. They became a Hitachi Systems group company in 2012. In addition, they have a highly skilled development subsidiary, Cumulus Systems Private Ltd., in India. Not only are they engaged in the sale of performance analysis tools for hardware manufacturers and system integrators on the global market, but also provide software development services leveraging their technical skills. In recent years, they have also become involved in the security monitoring services provided by Hitachi Systems Security.

For more details, please refer to http://www.cumulus-systems.com/

About Smart Africa

Smart Africa is an alliance of 32 African countries, international organizations and global private sector players tasked with Africa’s digital agenda. The alliance is empowered by a bold and innovative commitment by African Heads of State to accelerate sustainable socio-economic development on the continent. The organization will essentially usher Africa into the knowledge economy through affordable access to broadband and the use of ICTs. With a vision to create a single digital market in Africa by 2030, the Smart Africa Alliance brings together Heads of State who seek to accelerate the digitalization of the continent and create a common market. Launched in 2013 by 7 African Heads of State, the Alliance now has 32 member countries, representing over 815 million people and over 40 Private Sector members committed to the vision and the advancement of Africa’s digital transformation.

 

Disclaimer

Copyright © 2022 Hitachi Systems Security. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. To the best of our knowledge, all details were correct at the time of publishing; this information is subject to change without notice.

For more information, contact:

Veronica Pillay, Senior Marketing Manager
Hitachi Systems Security

[email protected]
https://hitachi-systems-security.com/

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