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KnowBe4 Africa expands continental reach thanks to Cyber Security Africa partnership

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Jenna Delport
Jenna Delport
I’m a tech writer, world traveller, avocado-eater and dog lover, not always in that order.

Security awareness training company, KnowBe4 Africa announced on Monday, 21 October 2019, that has chosen Cyber Security Africa as its African distributor. The company says it aims to make access to its cybersecurity awareness training platform easier for African businesses through CS Africa and offer a necessary solution to the threat of cybercrime in growing economies.

According to stats from the recent World Economic Forum in Cape Town, African business owners flagged cybersecurity as the biggest threat to a successful operation, with 94% of companies in Africa and the Middle East experiencing a cyberattack in the past year.

The distribution agreement between KnowBe4 Africa and Cyber Security Africa aims to provide local support for channel partners and end-users.

“What sets us apart from our competitors is our keen understanding of this ever-evolving cybersecurity industry, with all its technologies, innovations, threats and solutions, positions us as “future-proof” to clients while maintaining availability to attend to their more immediate needs,” says Cyber Security Africa founder, Martin Britz. “The offering from KnowBe4 Africa is unique and it’s exciting to be able to offer local training content that will have big benefits for African businesses.”

KnowBe4 says at the heart of this partnership is an authentic desire to empower and protect the greatest assets of any business: its people – and it hopes to achieve this by educating their employees on how to spot threats like phishing, social engineering and training them with general information security practices.

Anna Collard, MD of KnowBe4 Africa says, “The human factor has become very important to the security of the organisation. People need to understand that if they use technology, they have to be cognisant of the risks. Organisations can support this understanding by investing in training that’s relevant, targeted and memorable. Training that can sustainably transform the company’s security culture”.

Edited by Jenna Cook

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