IS parners with CoreTech to securely digitize saccos in Kenya

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(L-R) Tobias Otieno CEO, Wakenya Pamoja Sacco, Dr Bright Gameli, Cybersecurity Specialist - Internet Solution and Jared Omurwa, Finance Manager - Wakenya Pamoja Sacco share a moment at the event

Internet Solutions Kenya and its affiliate company CoreTech have united efforts towards achieving a fully digital and robust Sacco society in the country, following a 2017 SASRA study that reported that about 3 Million Kenyans benefit from Sacco products annually amidst operational challenges due to the conventional business models.

Hosted at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nairobi, the event drew together about 200 saccos from the country, convening to pick the propositions that IS had in store.

“Cloud computing presents saccos with an opportunity to increase agility and transform business,” said Richard Muthua, Executive Head Cloud and Business Consulting IS Kenya while welcoming attendees of this one day summit dubbed; Digital Saccos.

The tough call on saccos to adopt technology in order to mitigate challenges and remain competitive and relevant as well as effective by IS and CoreTech was mainly pushed by the history of Saccos not having a clear digital strategy and road map for digitizing business processes.

“Internet Solutions is happy to walk saccos along their digitization paths and to enable them stay competitive in the finance industry,” added Muthua.

Among the services offered to saccos by IS include and not limited to; Email Archiving-as-a-service, voice over internet services (VoIP), Managed Virtual Hosting.

Muthua noted the advantages of digitization to saccos as High Secure private networks with risks at SP level, improved value for money, High SLA, reliability and high resilience to cyber threats among others.

DR. Bright Gameli, a Threat Intelligence specialist with IS, who was part of the disruption journey averred that along the digitization journey Saccos needed cyber security lest they would fall victims of the rampant by the minute cyberattacks.

Threat intelligence allows one to prevent or mitigate cyber attacks,” said DR Bright Gameli, Cybersecurity specialist- IS Kenya, adding; “It is relevant for the protection of an organization from external and inside threats as well as the its processes, policies and tools.”

Dr. Bright who successfully hacked into an attendee of the event’s account, demonstrated how easy it is to get compromised thus the necessity for cybersecurity.

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