Biashara Africa to empower Women, Youth, and Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Owned Small Businesses on Cyber Hygiene in collaboration with GIZ Kenya and GFA Consulting Group GmbH

20.04.2024 | Nairobi


In today’s digital age, small businesses are increasingly leveraging online platforms to reach wider audiences and streamline operations. However, with this digital expansion comes the looming threat of cyber attacks. Recognizing the crucial need for cybersecurity education among small businesses, Biashara Africa is proud to announce the integration of cybersecurity into its digital literacy program in collaboration with our partners, GIZ Kenya and GFA Consulting Group GmbH.

Recognizing the unique challenges faced by Female, Youth, and Persons with Disabilities (PWD), the initiative will empower these businesses with the knowledge and a toolkit to mitigate cyber threats.

What the Initiative Offers

Cybersecurity awareness training and a Toolkit:

1. Understanding Cyber Threats: We’ll provide insights into the various types of cyber threats targeting small businesses, including phishing attacks, ransomware, malware, and data breaches. By understanding the tactics employed by cybercriminals, entrepreneurs can better defend against them.

2. Risk Assessment and Management: Participants will learn how to conduct a risk assessment tailored to their business’s unique digital infrastructure. We’ll guide them through identifying vulnerabilities and implementing proactive measures to mitigate potential risks effectively.

3. Implementing Cybersecurity Best Practices: From strong password management to regular software updates, we’ll delve into essential cybersecurity best practices that every small business should adopt. Additionally, we’ll explore the importance of encryption, firewalls, and antivirus software in fortifying digital defenses.

4. Incident Response Planning: Despite preventive measures, cyber incidents can still occur. Therefore, we’ll assist participants in developing a robust incident response plan to minimize the impact of a breach. This includes protocols for containment, communication, and recovery.

5. Toolkit: To further support small businesses in their cybersecurity journey, we’ll introduce them to practical tools and resources.

Initial Training

The inaugural training will take place on the 25th April 2024 at 8:00AM EAT at the Luther Plaza, Nyerere Road, Nairobi. To attend, register on


Cybersecurity for small businesses represents a unique opportunity for Female, Youth, and PWD entrepreneurs to access the support, resources, and tools needed to thrive in the digital economy.







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