Press Release: June 23, 2020
Leading Cybersecurity training provider Cyber Risk Aware have announced a partnership with BUI, Africa’s highest Microsoft Azure consumption partner. In times of high uncertainty and staff having to work remotely, there is a demand in South Africa for ‘real-time’ cyber security solutions. Cyber Risk Awares training platform brings critical education, human cyber risk assessment and phishing simulation solutions and is now available via its partnership with BUI.
Stephen Burke – CEO and Co-Founder Cyber Risk Aware said “Like the Covid-19 pandemic, cyber security risks know no boundaries. Building on our successful African trade mission, tackling increasing cyber threats to businesses and individuals alike, we are delighted to announce our new partnership with BUI. With our integrated Microsoft solutions and joint understanding on the importance of both human defences and technical support to protect companies from cyber threats, we can jointly offer a timely, innovative and cost effective approach to much needed human cyber security risk management within the African market.”
Businesses are still not putting basic cyber security practices in place, despite numerous data breach headlines day after day. The rise of remote working through the current global pandemic, has heightened the surge of cyber security related risks, making employees even more vulnerable to cyber threats. With over 90% of data breaches occurring through human error, lack of staff security awareness training can be a costly error and it is imperative businesses take security awareness training seriously. Even with this knowledge, there is still a massive lack in security awareness training within businesses. 75% of work from home employees have not received help from employers on security awareness, guidance or training for example. Sadly statistics such as these are
not in isolation.
Cyber Risk Aware’s partnership with BUI offers a collaborative solution to help businesses defend against cybercrime. Cyber Risk Aware’s integration with Microsoft made partnering with BUI, Southern Africa's largest Microsoft Partner, an effective means to support a multitude of businesses secure their security systems.
BUI Marketing Manager Handre van der Merwe “We are very excited to be partnering with Cyber Risk Aware and offering this new service to our customers”
Being fully integrated with Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Sentinel, Cyber Risk Aware and BUI can help businesses ‘Track and Train’ employees with “real time” intervention training, identifying where employees are making mistakes and sending the necessary training material to help improve their behaviours.
About Cyber Risk Aware
Operating out of London and Dublin, Cyber Risk Aware is the only company in the world to offer real time cyber security awareness training. Its platform leads the industry helping companies worldwide assess the level of human cyber risk in their business, by running real time simulated phishing attacks and cyber knowledge assessments to see where the risks lie in their business (user, department, office, country). Cyber Risk Aware is Microsoft Azure’s only Security Awareness Training Platform and is fully integrated with MS Azure’s Security Suite and Active Directory Environment.
Cyber Risk Aware also provides highly engaging and interactive CyberSecurity Awareness Training content and enterprise risk and compliance reporting so companies can demonstrate and meet their legal and regulatory compliance requirements in protecting proprietary and personal data, systems and finances. Cyber Risk Aware is the first company in the world to achieve GCHQ accredited security awareness training by the Chartered Institute of Information Security.
BUI is an award-winning South African IT company and Microsoft Partner delivering identity and security solutions, specialised cloud services, and data-centre support from offices in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, London and America.