The newly established office will work together with Phoenix Distribution’s existing agencies across the east and central Africa region. The distributor currently holds offices in Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom and it was recently appointed the official distributor of Kaspersky Lab products in Nigeria.
“There is no doubt cyber crime is a serious problem in Nigeria… Making Kaspersky Lab’s consumer and corporate products available to Nigerian businesses and individuals will help combat this growing dilemma,” Campbell-Young said.
According to a 2012 world internet crime rate statistics – report, evaluated by the Internet Crime Complaint Center (Ic3), Nigeria ranks 25th position among the top 50 countries of the “complainant statistics by country” on cybercrime activities and 8th position among the top 50 countries of the “complainants loss by victim country.”
At the moment, Nigeria is yet to pass the Cyber Crime Bill 2013 in which President Goodluck Jonathan propose a death sentence for cyber criminals hacking into the Critical National Information Infrastructure or into computer networks resulting in the loss of lives.
Nevertheless, Campell-Young said Phoenix will continue to leverage on the opportunities provided by the continent as FDI return in Africa is higher than any other developing region.
Phoenix plans to “establish long-term relationships, establish brands and create new markets.”