classic | mobile
Follow us on:
Follow us on Facebook  Share via Twitter  Share via LinkedIn
 

Search...
Hi-Tech Security Solutions Business Directory
Residential Estate Security Handbook 2017


Cyber protection for SMEs
February 2018, News, Cyber Security

J2 Software has launched a packed solution aimed at helping SMEs get a handle on cyber threats. Cyber attacks on an SME can have a far harsher long-term effect than larger businesses. A larger entity will likely have established facilities in place to recover in the event of a cyber-attack. When a SME is hit; it may take days or weeks to fully recover – that is if they can recover at all.

According to the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC)[1], SA ranks third highest in the world for cyber attacks. Whilst there do not appear to be stats on the local SME sector, internationally a report by Deloittes[2] reveals that in Holland, cybercrime costs the Dutch SME sector 1 billion Euro each year. At today’s exchange rate, that equates to R16704 250 000,00. The figure for the Dutch economy as a whole is put at around €10 billion, or 1,3% of that country’s GDP.

John McLoughlin.
John McLoughlin.

J2 Software MD, John McLoughlin, says that not only are these figures staggering but that the local SME sector is not immune to these international patterns. “In South Africa, the security industry in general has left this sector heavily under serviced and thus reduced to implementing in-house initiatives to fight this very real threat.”

He highlights the fact that SMEs in South Africa are increasingly becoming a target for cyber criminals. “An article published earlier this year in SME South Africa[3] cited the lack of resources in the sector as one of contributing factors with a director of the Centre for Cyber Security at the University of Johannesburg urging SMEs to seek consultants to assist with the issue. The sector is reputed to be particularly susceptible to theft of sensitive information with instances of companies being forced to ransom back their data.

“J2 Software’s solution set will enable SMEs to get world-class security capabilities without the need for an increased head count to focus purely on these threats. We have been providing information security services and solutions since 2006 and in that time have gained vast experience working with businesses of all sizes. SMEs now have the ability through this offering, to be protected online, ensure data is accessible and secure while allowing their users the freedom to do their work in a connected world.”

McLoughlin explains that the new release has been developed by J2 Software’s team of experts to provide not only a set of solutions but also a monitoring service that instantly flags threats for customers. “This packed solution set has application in all businesses in the SME arena regardless of size or number of users i.e. it is a good fit for 5, 10 or 50 user businesses,” he says.

J2 Software’s SME focused security service will provide protection for all users while they are online. This covers the most pressing security needs for the SME, including web security, endpoint protection and a wide range of add-on options that allows customers of all sizes to focus on their business while the J2 Software team work on their information security.

[1] http://businessmediamags.co.za/sa-ranks-worlds-third-highest-cybercrime-victims-2/

[2] https://www2.deloitte.com/nl/nl/pages/over-deloitte/articles/cyber-crime-costs-dutch-sme-sector-1-billion-each-year.html

[3] http://www.smesouthafrica.co.za/17273/SMEs-vulnerable-to-cyber-attacks/

For more information contact J2 Software, +27 (0)87 238 1870, john@j2.co.za, www.j2.co.za


Credit(s)
Supplied By: J2 Software
Tel: +27 11 794 1096
Fax: 086 619 3563
Email: info@j2.co.za
www: www.j2.co.za
  Share via Twitter   Share via LinkedIn      

Further reading:

  • Does your machine deep learn to artificially talk NLP in a Bayesian structured neural pattern?
    September 2018, Technews Publishing, News
    So there! Now your very own Hi-Tech Security Solutions magazine is also equipped with the latest deep learning and artificial intelligence capabilities. Using the latest in cognitive neuroscientific algorithms, ...
  • The most important features of a management platform
    September 2018, Technews Publishing, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Access Control & Identity Management, Cyber Security, Integrated Solutions
    Hi-Tech Security Solutions asks the industry for the top three features you should be looking for in a security management platform.
  • Nearly every third corporate data breach gets employees fired
    September 2018, Cyber Security, News
    According to a new report from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, 25% of data breaches in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region in the past year have led to people losing their jobs.
  • Stallion hosts technology day
    September 2018, Technews Publishing, News, Conferences & Events, Training & Education
    Stallion Security hosted its second annual technology day at the Da Vinci Hotel in Sandton to give its clients insight into some of the latest and greatest products and solutions available in the security market.
  • Londoloza becomes a part of Fidelity ADT
    September 2018, Fidelity Security Group, News, Security Services & Risk Management
    Fidelity ADT has announced that Londoloza Protection Group will now form a part of Fidelity ADT. This partnership will integrate Londoloza customers into the Fidelity Security Group, under the Fidelity ADT umbrella.
  • Centurion appoints new sales manager
    September 2018, Centurion Systems, News
    Centurion Systems has appointed Luan Botes as the new sales manager for the company’s Johannesburg head office.
  • Jaco Erasmus joins Panasonic SA
    September 2018, Panasonic South Africa, News
    Panasonic South Africa has announced the appointment of Jaco Erasmus in its B2B and Hospitality Solutions division.
  • Paxton free security integration workshop
    September 2018, Paxton Access, News, Conferences & Events, Training & Education
    Paxton has invited its local partners to a free security integration workshop in October.
  • Threats to control rooms
    September 2018, Contract Surveillance Services, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Cyber Security
    CSS offers advice for protecting remote control rooms from criminal attacks and interference.
  • Technoswitch launches kitchen and vehicle fire suppression kits
    September 2018, Technoswitch, This Week's Editor's Pick, Fire & Safety, News, Products
    Technoswitch recently held a launch event at the FPA College in Boksburg to announce it had added the Rotarex FireDETEC range of pre-engineered fire detection and suppression systems to its product portfolio.
  • The link between passwords and sextortion
    September 2018, J2 Software, This Week's Editor's Pick, Cyber Security
    John Mc Loughlin, CEO of J2 Software, says the company is being engaged to consult with victims of what is becoming an alarming increase in incidents of sextortion.
  • Surveillance for the Pope
    September 2018, Cathexis Technologies, News, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
    Cathexis worked in partnership with Mongey Communications to provide a fully-integrated 24/7 surveillance management solution for the Pope’s visit.

 
 
         
Contact:
Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd
1st Floor, Stabilitas House
265 Kent Ave, Randburg, 2194
South Africa
Publications by Technews
Dataweek Electronics & Communications Technology
Electronic Buyers Guide (EBG)

Hi-Tech Security Solutions
Hi-Tech Security Business Directory (HSBD)

Motion Control in Southern Africa
Motion Control Buyers’ Guide (MCBG)

South African Instrumentation & Control
South African Instrumentation & Control Buyers’ Guide (IBG)
Other
Terms & conditions of use, including privacy policy
PAIA Manual
         
    Mobile | Classic

Copyright © Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd. All rights reserved.