Diaspora-Owned Small Business Focused on Cyber Security in Africa

Cybastion is "a diaspora-owned small business" that United States President Joe Biden cited during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in December for joining with Cisco on contracts "to protect African countries from cyber threats".

Cybersecurity must have a central role as Africa embraces the digital revolution, the company's CEO, Dr. Thierry Wandji, said in an interview. African governments are increasingly committed to data protection "because they recognize the urgency" and welcome the employment that the sector can generate.

The Advancing Digital Connectivity panel during the U.S.-Africa Business Forum - (left to right) Funke Opeke, Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian undersea cable company MainOne; Dr. Thierry K. Wandji, President and CEO of Cybastion; Enoh T. Ebong, Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency; Namibian President Hage Geingob and Microsoft President Brad Smith (not pictured).

Minister of Tourism Siandou Fofana of Cote d'Ivoire (left) and Dr. Thierry Wandji, CEO of Cybastion, initialing a technical cooperation in October 2022.



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