Time and time again, the conversation around cyber security emerges. It is like a flame that cannot be extinguished, except this time, this flame is needed to keep burning and surviving.Cybersecurity is important because it encompasses everything that pertains to protecting our sensitive data, personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI), personal information, intellectual property, data, and governmental and industry information systems from theft and damage attempted by criminals and adversaries.
Gone are the days of simple firewalls and antivirus software being your sole security measures. Business leaders can no longer leave information security to cybersecurity professionals. If you are not yet worried about cyber security, you should be. Though, not too worried because the silver lining in the battle against threat actors will be present at the upcoming virtual SaccoTech forum.
That silver lining is Fortinet. You need cybersecurity just like the earth needs an ozone layer to shield the planet from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet radiation. And just like holes in the ozone layer influence the future of our civilization, so too do the ‘holes’ in your company’s cybersecurity influence yours. With Fortinet’s comprehensive defense protocols and mechanisms, not only is your sacco protected in day to day fundamentals, but even when your sacco is on the cusp of scaling.
Scaling is something every sacco has envisioned. Scalability is a term we often hear in business and the world of Sacco’s, but what does it really mean? You wouldn’t be wrong for saying ‘growth’ but it encompasses a whole lot more. Flexibility, agility, versatility – all the things that equip your business for expansion but also prepare them for unforeseen changes that can and have blown many a business off course.
During the Saccotech forum, you will get the change to listen to Redington who are the experts in assisting and facilitating a digital transformation. In times like these, going digital for your sacco is one of the most intelligent ways to manage and handle costs. Redington have a hard hitting team of technologists and problem solvers who live agile methods every day. They apply human centered design driven by a client’s business goals to help inform, explore and confirm user experience decisions, solving big problems and bringing ideas to market.
With the growth trajectory gained by sacco’s and Micro Finance Institutions (MFSIs) continually reflecting appealing financial growth parameters, it is reported that total asset growth increased to Ksh 542.27 billion in 2020, translating to a 12.4 per cent growth from the previous year.
With the intent to help sacco and MFI clients learn from the institution leaders and innovators leading the shift to the digital arena, SaccoTech 2021 hosts speakers like George Ombado, CEO of ACCOSCA, Edith Tusuubira, Executive Director at Uganda Microfinance Regulatory Authority, Kamal Budhabatti, Group CEO at Craft Silicon, Adolphe Ndagijimana, Strategy and Innovations Head at Envision Global, Felix Kamau, Head of ICT at Unaitas SACCO, Laura Chite, CEO CIO East Africa and many more.
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