Vox, Wolfpack launch Cybersecurity Portal

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IT and telecoms service provider Vox has and local cyber security consultancy Wolfpack Information Risk have teamed up to open an online portal where SA businesses can assess security threats and weaknesses, train and test employees, and track company-wide progress.

According to the companies, data has revealed that one in three consumers will stop using a business after a security breach, and therefore cyber security isn’t just an IT risk, it’s a major business risk.

The Vox Cybersecurity Portal aims to help organisations identify and address cyber risk areas within the organisation, including training and testing of staff.

“We are taking the complexity out of addressing cyber risk with our self-managed portal,  covering the full spectrum of prevention, detection, incident response and business resilience capabilities,” says Henda Edwardes, executive head: Carrier and Communications at Vox.

“We are seeing an increase against companies of all sizes – even NGOs and startups are at risk,” adds Craig Rosewarne, MD of Wolfpack.

The portal includes a business toolkit, training, simulated attacks, and a reporting dashboard.

The toolkit starts off with an online cyber security health check created by industry experts, with 50 questions covering key areas of the organisation. The portal then provides a simple programme filled with checklists, editable security policy templates, operational guides and even awareness posters that provide guidance on how to close security gaps.

To combat the insider threat, a nominated staff member is able to create a tailored training and testing programme for employees and provide regular update reports on their progress. Training courses can be accessed at any time.

Edwardes says there are over 40 available security awareness courses, and at-risk staff can even be auto-enrolled in training to ensure organisations are better protected. These courses combine global best practice with Vox and Wolfpack’s deep understanding of the local cyber security landscape, she adds.

Organisations can also simulate realistic phishing attacks - using over 50 templates based on real-world incidents - in order to measure the effectiveness of the training and make changes where required.

The Vox Cybersecurity Portal is a monthly subscription service, with businesses paying per user, with a minimum 12-month contract. As part of a limited time offer, business customers who subscribe to the monthly service will also gain access to a Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) starter pack to guide them on how to become PoPIA compliant.

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