Trustwave launches cloud-based security education

INDUSTRY

|
Image: By BiztechAfrica
Trustwave launches cloud-based security education

Trustwave, a leading provider of cloud-based compliance and information security solutions, has announced new, cloud-based security education services that enable organisations to better equip their employees to protect themselves and their organisation against growing security risks and compliance missteps.

Trustwave is rolling out enhanced Security Awareness Education courses that cover security and mandate-specific compliance topics, as well as new Secure Code Development training courses designed to help software developers enhance application security.

Organisations that do not invest in security education for their employees put themselves at risk. In investigations of more than 300 security breaches worldwide, Trustwave found that an overwhelming 87 per cent of businesses that had been breached did not have security policies, including security awareness education programmes, in place.

The cloud-based Trustwave Security Education is built on the threat intelligence of Trustwave’s renowned SpiderLabs team of ethical hackers, in collaboration with a global team of compliance experts. These experts conduct security investigations worldwide and ensure training content includes the most up-to-date and relevant information.

Unlike others, Trustwave’s Security Awareness Education Programme delivers across a broad range of critical topics, and is customised for various employee and organisational types. Organisations can select from a range of courses, from mandate-specific compliance best practices to security best practices.

For example, training on establishing strong and effective passwords and recognising and avoiding common traps like spear phishing attacks and targeted malware. The training is now available on popular tablet devices such as the Apple iPad, is easier to use, and is offered in foreign languages. A new course purpose-built for small merchants has been designed to help them recognise common security threats, identify data breaches and train employees on steps to take should a breach occur. To combat growing attacks on web applications, Trustwave now offers a full suite of Secure Code Development courses designed for software developers, which introduces them to theory and best practices around planning, writing and testing secure code.

 “One of the most critical links in the security lifecycle is ensuring that employees are educated on security and compliance best practices,” said Leo Cole, Chief Marketing Officer, Trustwave. “By infusing our programme with the intelligence of Trustwave SpiderLabs as well as the best practices of our prominent compliance teams, Trustwave Security Education Services help organisations augment their technology investments and strengthen their security and compliance posture. Our flexible delivery and customised courseware helps employees easily take an active role in decreasing risk and improving threat response, in a way that applies to their specific role within their organisation.”



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE INDUSTRY NEWS

Solarcentury to build the largest carport solar system in Africa

Solarcentury is to design and construct Africa’s largest solar carport on the uppermost storey of a car park at Garden City Mall, part of the new 32-acre integrated residential, retail park, hotel and office development on Nairobi’s Thika Superhighway.   Read More

Pamoja, the platform of choice for DHL

RUBiQ, a Cloud solution that is run on Cloud platform infrastructure from leading Cloud services company Pamoja, has served as the platform of choice to expand DHL’s global back office systems. Preliminary testing has revealed that the project has been successful. Read More

PayPal announces collaboration with PayGate in South Africa

With the announcement of a partnership between PayPal and local payment service provider PayGate, it is now easier than ever for merchants to accept online payments in South Africa. Read More

World’s first biocompatible and non-toxic technology for antibacterial plastic

Parx Plastics is launching its first ready to use Saniconcentrates™ for manufacturers in Europe and the US to safely create self-sanitizing products with an antibacterial property of up to 99% within 24 hours. Read More

Gemalto unveils hub service to accelerate mobile payment and other secure services

Gemalto, a world leader in digital security, has introduced its Allynis Trusted Services Hub, a turnkey business service that enables financial institutions, enterprises, transport operators and more generally all digital service providers to benefit from a single connection in order to securely deploy their value-added and mobile payment services across ... Read More

Orange Business Services wins satellite contract with BW Offshore

BW Offshore has signed a 5-year, $12 million contract with Orange Business Service for an end-to-end satellite communication solution for its fleet of highly-specialised oil and gas production vessels. Read More

Q-KON connectivity solution for Africa’s Point of Sale headache

South African telecommunications engineering firm Q-KON, has demonstrated the advantages of using the StarLight Satellite Access Service to deliver reliable connectivity for Point-of-Sale applications and to provide support to service providers who need to address issues that hamper connectivity for PoS devices across Africa.   Read More

Rapid Response launched with Pamoja Cloud service

Rapid Response, an award winning mobile emergency application, is now available to South African mobile-users, providing a fast link to help at hand when they need it most.   Read More

MTN App of the Year: Zapper zaps Best Microsoft app, wins Consumer Choice Award

Already taking the restaurant business by storm across South Africa, Europe and beyond, secure payment app Zapper has notched up two wins at MTN’s App of the Year competition.  Read More

Retailer spend on technology for efficiency and customer satisfaction is up

XON Retail Solutions has enjoyed phenomenal success in the past financial year by gaining a 25% revenue growth over the previous year, which demonstrates robust commitment from retailers to improve operational efficiencies and seek improved customer satisfaction. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionSage HR AfricaMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoice

FEATURED STORY

MFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmersMFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmers

Ugandan smallholder farmers are benefitting from an ambitious innovative ICT mobile phone initiative that offers weather reports and up-to-date market information about changes in prices for agricultural commodities, thus granting them lucrative returns from their farming ventures. 

IN DEPTH

NIG President speaks his mindNIG President speaks his mind

Bayo Banjo, CEO, Disc Communications and President, Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) says the proposed licensing of infrastructure companies by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) will breed corruption and entrench monopolistic practices. Kokumo Goodie reports.