Cyber Risk Aware is on a mission to help the South African government tackle increasing cyber threats to businesses, government institutions and individuals alike

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Cyber Risk Aware is on a mission to help the South African government tackle increasing cyber threats to businesses, government institutions and individuals alike.
Cyber Risk Aware is on a mission to help the South African government tackle increasing cyber threats to businesses, government institutions and individuals alike. Image source: Pixabay

Stephen Burke, CEO and founder of Cyber Risk Aware, Cyber Risk Aware is participating on an Enterprise Ireland Ministerial led trade mission. Together they are collaborating within South Africa, aiming to inform and educate SMEs on how they can safeguard their businesses. 

The South African government is focused on digital transformation within the country, and realises the need to tackle the ever increasing cyber attacks to businesses. Stephen Burke is excited at the opportunities to facilitate change within the African market, helping businesses mitigate the number 1 cause of cyber incidents – human error.

“It is a well known fact that over 90% of data breaches and other security incidents are caused by human error,” says Stephen Burke, Co-founder of Cyber Risk Aware. ‘Education is most important and it is something that needs to happen across every level of the business.’ 

More and more companies are suffering losses due to cyber criminals successfully targeting the people within the business, unwittingly opening an email attachment, sharing an email, detailing credentials within fake webpages to name but a few ways in. The solution to protecting organisations and individuals is a combination of People, Process and Technology.

Building a Human Firewall is the foundation of Cyber Risk Aware Real Time Training platform. This world leading behaviour drive, security awareness platform, is used to educate staff at the point of risk. It confronts risky human behaviour as it happens, through simulated phishing attacks, interventions and security awareness training, aimed to mitigate human error, educate and prevent future cyber risks.

Stephen will be participating at a host of events across Johannesburg and Cape Town all next week, including the Accenture Introducing Fintech Innovation SMEs event on the 12th November 2019.

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