ABOUT
US

DB Africa is a cybersecurity business our focus is
on personal information security. Our core product
DataBlock is a device designed to shield users
while charging smart devices in public. DB's story
comes together via a fantastic brand of energetic
agencies, each adding their own individual flair to
our special mix.

OUR STORY

We started off as a very small business

The DB programme was the brainchild of a small think tank in the heart of Maryland USA. The team identified with research the USB charging evolution: “Devices; phones, cameras, watches, tablets, and others would readjust to be compatible with a generic standard. USB.”

The think tank examined the rapid deployment of “public charging stations” and the collective and individualised risks associated with each new connection. The uncovering of the phrase Juice Jacking and later the hacking script developed back in 2011 led to a breakthrough. The hacking script specifically targeted users utilizing public charging docks. The team travelled to New York, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Shenzhen to patent, prototype and perfect the DataBlock device for global distribution.

The team proceeds to innovate new prototypes and different iterations in the constant fight for personal information protection. Pipelined versions include; DataBlock 3D, DataBlock multiplug, DataBlock car, and DataBlock wireless.

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GOAL

50 Million+

SMARTPHONES IN AFRICA

10

AGENCIES INVOLVED

100 000+

CYBER HACK ATTEMPTS DAILY

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PRODUCT CERTIFICATES

OUR TEAM

The agencies that
made it possible

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Operations

Founder SB Group

Daryl Bartkunsky the founder of Student Brands, a dynamic youth agency that strives to facilitate students through their university careers, went on to launch the SB Group to expand the offering both locally...

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Strategy

#Nfluential

Anne is a gladiator in a pencil skirt with a focus on the influencer marketing industry specialising in influencer marketing strategies. Her education and experience are steeped in communications...

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Public Relations

Founder SJ Communication

Samantha Robinson, the founder of SamJane Communications, has been in the public relations industry for over 13 years working at award-winning agencies including Ogilvy...  

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Product Development

Founder China Worx

Having grown up in Germany I had the opportunity to get first hand insights on the western mindset of quality and attention to detail. After working on several projects... 

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