15 December 2021, Dublin & London: Cyber Risk Aware today announced that its human cyber risk management and behaviour change platform is now available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Azure. Customers can now take advantage of the productive and trusted Azure cloud platform, with streamlined deployment and management.
Our employees can be our strongest defence against cyberattacks and data breaches. At a time when corporates and enterprises continue to invest in their cyber resilience, with many employees working remotely amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we are experiencing increasing demand for human cyber risk solutions – especially solutions delivering demonstrable security behaviour change through context-specific, real-time training.
Cyber Risk Aware’s security human cyber risk management and real-time training SaaS platform integrates fully with the Microsoft Security Stack. It helps companies assess and mitigate their human cyber risks in ways that reduce costs, increase security training effectiveness through behaviour change and to leverage and enhance existing network security investment in solutions such as Microsoft Azure Sentinel, Advanced Threat Protection and Microsoft Intune. Moreover, in addition to driving Azure consumption, the platform drives Microsoft Teams consumption as organisations can enjoy the capabilities of Cyber Risk Aware’s security awareness training directly through Teams.
Cyber Risk Aware is a real-time training platform built for the Azure Marketplace. The platform offers quick and easy integration with effortless onboarding, provides flexible and fast support and can be easily customised for all clients. Organisations that integrate Cyber Risk Aware’s platform can look to exceed their Azure, MACC and Teams consumption quotas while delivering excellent ROI and significantly reducing cost.
With the unique Cyber Risk Aware offer, partners can seamlessly extend their portfolio of product and service offerings to include real-time human cyber risk management and a behaviour change platform.
“We forecast that over 90% of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Security customers will need to integrate enterprise cyber risk awareness training across their networks,“ said Stephen Burke, Cyber Risk Aware’s CEO and Founder. “Security officers are realising that they need to focus on their people, and their security behaviours, not just their technical defences. Given that over 90% of data breaches have been sourced back to human error, security teams need to address this gap in their network.
“Currently, the typical means of preventing human error is scheduled training which, as well as being an onerous and costly task, is nowhere near as effective as real-time training that responds instantly to actual staff behaviour on the network. Cyber Risk Aware’s human cyber risk management platform is a game-changing solution that reduces the need for administrative effort and reliance on just sending scheduled training or simulated phishing attacks by delivering fully integrated and automated real-time training to staff in their exact moment of need, effectively mitigating risky behaviours on the spot. Alerts generated within the Microsoft Security Stack map directly to content within the platform and can alert network managers where the human error ‘hotspots’ occur on their network.”
As a member of Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), Cyber Risk Aware pairs its real-time, multi-lingual interventions and cyber security awareness training with the power of Microsoft Security solutions to create an impactful, human-centric training solution that can be delivered to more companies in need of effective workforce cyber security behaviour change and to assist in fully exploiting their investments in Microsoft’s security technologies.
“Through Microsoft Azure Marketplace, customers around the world can easily find, buy, and deploy partner solutions they can trust, all certified and optimized to run on Azure,” said Jake Zborowski, General Manager, Microsoft Azure Platform at Microsoft Corp. “We’re happy to welcome Cyber Risk Aware’s human cyber risk management and behaviour change platform to the growing Azure Marketplace ecosystem.”
The Azure Marketplace is an online market for buying and selling cloud solutions certified to run on Azure. The Azure Marketplace helps connect companies seeking innovative, cloud-based solutions with partners who have developed solutions that are ready to use.
For more information and to receive a complimentary 30-day trial of the behaviour changing SAS platform, visit Cyber Risk Aware on Azure Marketplace.
About Cyber Risk Aware
Operating out of London and Dublin, Cyber Risk Aware (CRA) helps organisations track and reduce their human cyber risks and vulnerabilities by providing targeted real-time security training at the ‘exact moment of need’ when risky actions are displayed, to influence and sustain stronger security behaviours.
Cyber Risk Aware is recognised in the 2021 Gartner® Market Guide*for Security Awareness Training. Gartner has called the Cyber Risk Aware solution: “Innovative, game-changing technology.” In their guide, Gartner said: “Security awareness is more than phishing simulation and computer-based training. Leading programs leverage vendor platforms that enable and augment the execution of a multichannel, context-specific and employee-centric approach to educate employees and change behaviours.”
Cyber Security Awareness Training content and enterprise risk and compliance reporting also enables companies to demonstrate and meet their legal and regulatory compliance requirements in protecting proprietary and personal data, systems, and finances.
Cyber Risk Aware clients can:
- Reduce time and resources by delivering the right message to the right user at the right time.
- Focus security training where it is needed most – to higher risk employees and teams.
- Track & report on behaviour change that reduces risk exposure to cyber-attacks.
- Maximise ROI on integrated technical defences.
- Enjoy a fully automated and tailorable programme that can send training content, policy reminders and regulations and compliance standards to staff when they engage in risky cyber behaviour.
The following quantified benefits have been reported by Cyber Risk Aware clients:
- Up to 90% reduction in phishing susceptibility.
- Increase of 500% visibility of staff behaviours tracked vs. competitors.
- Up to 70% reduction in training costs.
- Up to 700% ROI against a single security incident.
Cyber Risk Aware is a National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) partner and is the first company in the world to achieve GCHQ accredited security awareness training by the Chartered Institute of Information Security. They are also named as a supplier on the UK’s Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) G-Cloud 12 framework. CCS supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services.
Cyber Risk Aware provides thousands of users with a front line of defence against cyber criminals, significantly reducing the material risk of employee error.
*Gartner, “ Market Guide for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training”, Richard Addiscott, Claude Mandy, William Candrick, July 26, 2021.
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