Intellectual property theft.
Damaged brand reputation.
These and many more are common outcomes of cyber-crime. Globally, these occurrences are on the increase as modern technology and shared devices continue to gain wide adoption in businesses.
Cyber-attacks happen to both small and big businesses and while many big firms and corporations are making attempts to stay protected, many small businesses still don’t consider it to be a significant threat or realize they are targets of cyber criminals.
According to the 2018 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index which assess cyber security threats, the five industries most targeted for cyber attacks are:
1. Financial services
2. Information and communications technology
5. Professional services
African businesses are increasingly becoming a target for cyber criminals due to the high penetration rate of new technologies and the low level of commitment to cybersecurity and as a result, they need a way to protect themselves that is effective, easy to configure, reliable, affordable and protects their privacy.
Cyber criminals have a variety of tools being used to perpetuate these acts and are getting more sophisticated, finding new ways to penetrate security measures all the time.
Our African Cyber Security Initiative seeks to ensure SMEs on the continent remain secure and enjoy doing business. These tools are:
Domain protection Tool: An email-validation system designed to detect and prevent email spoofing. It is intended to combat certain techniques often used in phishing and email spam, such as emails with forged sender addresses that appear to originate from legitimate organizations.
Website Protection Tool: This tool enables businesses to lock down their website to remove potential security issues from third-party services and other unnecessary functionality. Our Website Protection tool can be used on websites developed with any content management system such as WordPress.
Network Protection Tool: This protects users from accessing known malicious websites, leveraging threat intelligence from multiple industry leaders and currently blocks up to two million threats per day for users in 76 countries. It improves your system’s performance, plus it preserves and protects your privacy.
We are the 2nd ever African entity to partner with the world’s most active International Cyber Security organization, and to celebrate the recent Cyber Security Awareness month, we are offering these tools FREE and are the first to offer these tools to the African populace.
This initiative is part of our continuous efforts at ensuring African businesses have the right tools to thrive and stay protected in an increasingly connected yet dynamic business climate in order to avoid damaging effects on their finances and reputation.