CySure and Frost Solutions to deliver cyber security services in South Africa

cyure 11Cybersecurity specialist CySure Ltd has appointed Frost Solutions as a specialist value-added reseller partner in South Africa

Frost Solutions delivers IT services to the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) market and has added CySure’s information security management system, Virtual Online Security Officer (VOSO) to its product and service portfolio.

Richard Frost, CEO and founder at Frost Solutions, said, “With new threats appearing daily cyber security is important and complex, yet many SMEs don’t have the bandwidth to take the trend seriously. VOSO is cost-effective and easy to use, it’s an exciting opportunity and there is a gap in the South African market for a cybersecurity solution of this nature.”

The South African government conducted a Cybersecurity Readiness Survey in 2017, in order to establish a baseline of the current security status in different sectors in the country.

Some of the major findings showed that about 28 per cent of organisations had a chief information security officer. The survey also revealed that the top three challenges facing organisations in South Africa with regard to cybersecurity were insufficient skills (57 per cent), lack of in-house skills (49 per cent) and the lack of awareness (39 per cent).

The survey also found that for most organisations surveyed, employees posed a bigger threat than criminals from outside the organisation. Yet, when it came to the level of security awareness training, only 27 per cent of organisations offered beginner training.

CySure’s simple-to-use, web-based VOSO incorporates a comprehensive range of features such as remote monitoring and secure configuration of all networked devices, asset mapping, vulnerability scanning and patching, dashboards to display compliance progress against selected standards, as well as online security training videos for continual staff training.

VOSO aims to reduce the requirement for expensive in-house cybersecurity consultants or compliance officers, mitigates the risk of lawsuits and regulatory fines and ensures employees are trained regularly and kept informed of the latest cybersecurity updates.

Joe Collinwood, CEO of CySure, concluded, “By underestimating the true impact of a cyber attack, small businesses are putting themselves at significant financial and commercial risk. Managing risk from inside the organisation is vital and relies upon the application of a consistent set of policies and processes, backed up by continual employee training.”

“By utilising VOSO which incorporates leading cybersecurity standards, SMEs can benefit from the expertise of online cybersecurity consultants at a fraction of the cost, enabling them to create robust, best-practice policies to help keep their organisations safe,” Collinwood added.

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