SecurityHQ to enhance crucial security operations in southern Africa

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Feras Tappuni, CEO, SecurityHQ

SecurityHQ, the leading provider in Managed Security Services, has taken the decision to establish a presence in southern Africa and thereby offer the next level in cybersecurity to regional organisations.

Why southern Africa?

In the global context, southern Africa is considerably isolated and consequently it may be more attractive for cyber criminals to target organisations here. Lately, several serious attacks on both government and corporate industries with dire consequences have highlighted concern for the levels of vulnerability. The Covid-19 pandemic has been a major contributing factor to an unprecedented number of reported incidents.

In short, the critical infrastructure of many countries in this region could be at risk. By making services available, including managed detection and response (MDR), endpoint detection and response (EDR), firewall management, vulnerability management, penetration testing and many more, SecurityHQ plans to become the cybersecurity leader in this region, to support businesses and improve technologies currently in place.

“Whilst we have some great cybersecurity specialists in this region there is a skills shortage, due in part to the global demand for these sought-after resources and the accelerated growth rate of technology. We are truly stretched to comprehensively avert attacks, as evidenced by some of the recent high profile breaches. SecurityHQ’s managed security services provider (MSSP) model offers a world-class alternative as a service, with the most current technologies and over 260 security engineers to call upon,” explains Rob Griggs and John Taylor, from SecurityHQ based in Lonehill, Johannesburg.

How an MSSP will benefit business

In order to protect themselves from attacks, companies within the region must put in place the right security measures in order to safeguard their people, their data and their future business.

SecurityHQ’s Services are designed to rapidly identify and limit the impact of security incidents, via 24/7/365 threat monitoring, detection and targeted response.

Benefits of SecurityHQ’s MSSP:

• Using its MSSP delivers the necessary level of cybersecurity at a fraction of the cost that it would be for customers to build in-house SOCs themselves;

• Available 24/7 and run by expert engineers and analysts, from six SOCs around the world;

• Ensure that you are legally compliant, help mitigate threats and reduce costly disaster repairs if attacked.

• Have experts supporting your technology foundations, so that businesses can keep on growing, without the constant worry that security will cause its collapse.

“In the last 12 months, we have seen a tenfold increase in enquiries from the African continent, particularly from the financial services sector. The strange thing is that we always talk in geographical terms, but cyber has no boundaries. The same issues would affect a bank in Africa as it would in New York. SecurityHQ has made a commitment to expand its presence in the continent of Africa, to service such customers. As such, we will be increasing our local capabilities and staff count and people will see a rapid increase in developments going forward,” states Feras Tappuni, CEO, SecurityHQ.

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