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Why cybersecurity is an essential ingredient for your work from home business

In today’s digitally-connected economy, the speed of technological changes has revealed incredible vulnerabilities in highly sensitive company IT infrastructure and cyber attacks are no longer a question of if but when.

For Altron Bytes People Solutions (Altron BPS), a more technology-driven world means solving complex problems, providing expertise and capitalising on opportunities that help us deliver growth and protect our client’s businesses through our range of cybersecurity learning solutions.

“As most companies are moving towards a work from home approach, there needs to be a change in policy, and employees need to be trained to be able to deal with cyber attacks. Now more than ever, organisations face a huge risk as home networks are not secure or immune to rampant cyber attacks,” says Pieter Nel, Executive: Digital Adoption Learning Solutions.

According to a new research report by Gartner, current investments and approaches designed to address known limitations when it comes to cybersecurity are not productive. “Organisations focus on new approaches that have great promise conceptually, but through a combination of failed execution and poorly set expectations, their investments are only delaying activities that will better improve cybersecurity.”

Cybercrime statistics by the South African Banking Risk Information Centre in 2019, showed that South Africans lose more than R2.2 billion to internet fraud and phishing attacks annually. South Africans also fall victim to spearfishing and hacking attacks. According to Symantec, spearfishing can cause personal distress, financial loss and the attack happens when an individual clicks a malicious link in an email. These are said to be more effective when individuals mistakenly include their private personal information.

“Through our range of cybersecurity learning programmes, including the Certified Ethical Hacker and CompTIA cybersecurity certifications, we can train IT, professionals. A certification will help to detect security breaches before they happen and assist organisations in making cybersecurity a priority in their digital transformation strategies and help prove ROI to the C-suite.

“Cyberattacks such as Distributed-Denial-of-Service (DDoS), Man-in-the-Middle (MitM), phishing, data exfiltration and impersonation have become a common problem for organisations. A breach in security will have long-lasting adverse effects on the productivity and profitability of the business,” Nel explains.

Let Altron BPS team up with you to co-create innovative answers to your cybersecurity problems. These answers will help protect the business today, adapt strategies and anticipate attacks before they happen. Through our cybersecurity certification programmes, we can make your organisation be cyber immune.

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