Cyber Risk Aware forms exciting new partnerships in South Africa

Stephen Burke, CEO and Founder of Cyber Risk Aware (centre) and Minister for the Department of Business, Innovation & Enterprise, Heather Humphreys (right)

Stephen Burke, CEO and founder of Cyber Risk Aware, participated in a host of events throughout South Africa last week, aiming to help the South African government tackle increasing cyber threats to businesses, government institutions and individuals alike. Heather Humphrey’s, Minister for the Department of Business, Innovation and Enterprise, leads Enterprise Ireland’s trade mission to South Africa.

The South African government is putting focus on digital transformation within the country, and has realised the need to tackle the ever increasing cyber attacks to businesses. Through partnerships, Stephen Burke is excited to facilitate change within the African market, helping businesses mitigate the number one cause of cyber incidents – human error.


Stephen Burke with Jody Roberts from Northern Data


At the Irish Ambassadors Business Networking Reception in Cape Town, Stephen Burke shook hands with Jody Roberts from Northern Data, reaffirming a new partnership formed within the region. Together with partners TechNVST, Jody will be signing a reseller agreement, becoming a local market advisor and having the opportunity to offer his clients Cyber Risk Aware’s world leading Real-Time training platform.

“TechNvst is very excited to partner with Cyber Risk Aware in association with Northern Data to introduce their platform and services to our network of enterprise partners across the African continent.” said Miana Naude, TechNvst, Managing Director. “TechNvst and Northern Data have a long standing relationship providing both strategic market acquisition support and technology enablement to high potential and innovative businesses.”

Working alongside Microsoft Africa, TechNVST and Northern Data recognise the need for Cyber Risk Aware’s services to be available across the entire African market.  Microsoft are driving solutions for a secure modern workplace. Cyber Risk Aware’s Real-Time Training Platform delivers this to clients – building a human firewall, the foundation of Cyber Risk Aware training platform.

Cyber Risk Aware’s world leading and behaviour driven security awareness platform is used to educate staff at the point of risk. It confronts risky human behaviour as it happens, through simulated phishing attacks, real-time interventions and security awareness training, aimed to mitigate human error as it occurs, educate and prevent future cyber risks.


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