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Credence Security Signs Partnership Agreement with Infosec Ventures to Deliver Human-Centric Security Solutions to the Middle East

Credence Security | August 25, 2021

Credence Security, a leading regional specialized value-added distributor for cybersecurity, forensics, governance, risk and compliance solutions, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Infosec Ventures' HumanFirewall, a leader in human cyber risk mitigation and management.

Under the agreement, Credence Security will be responsible for promoting and delivering Infosec Ventures' HumanFirewall® platform across its robust channel network in the Middle East. Infosec Ventures' offerings are available entirely on-premises or in a local cloud, in line with compliance and data sovereignty regulations, specifically for mission critical organizations in the government as well as large enterprises.

Hackers are increasingly preying on the human element of cybersecurity, as a primary attack vector. According to the Verizon 2021 Data Breach & Incident Report (DBIR), over 85% of data breaches involved human error.  In the Middle East, a 2020 study by the Ponemon Institute and IBM Security, revealed that the average cost of a data breach per company in the region is $6.53 million, which is higher than the global average of $3.86 million per incident. The report also identified human error among the most common root causes of data breaches in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Additionally, similar industry studies have indicated that more than 90% of successful cyber-attacks begin with an email. These figures highlight a significant need for solutions that will not only safeguard business-critical systems but will also transform employees into an organization's best cybersecurity asset.

HumanFirewall® transforms employees from an organization's weakest link into their strongest line of defence. It is a world-first security awareness and training platform that also works when real attacks strike. It augments with technology what humans lack in attention. It gamifies the learning experience via phishing simulations, builds individual risk-profiles, rewards real-time reporting, remediates incidents instantly, orchestrates auto-blacklisting enterprise wide via easy to deploy one-click integration with Microsoft 365 (O365), Google Workspace (formerly GSuite) and Exchange. The solution is trusted by top corporations in 142 countries.

"We selected Credence Security as our regional value-added distributor based on our shared ethos of being a channel-centric business. Besides their proven market expertise and extensive channel network, Credence Security has a strong understanding of our needs and vision as a leading vendor in the region. Also, like us, they are passionate about cybersecurity. We are confident that by partnering with a premier distributor such as Credence Security, we can further accelerate our already strong local presence and fast-track our growth."

Garreth Scott, Managing Director, Credence Security, said, "People's desire to quickly process information with minimal effort has created a unique vulnerability in the digital age, making them the weak links in the cyber chain. We firmly believe that HumanFirewall's innovative cybersecurity tools, backed by its exceptional team of industry experts, address a compelling demand for a modern approach to securing the human element. We are looking forward to bringing their ground-breaking solutions to our partners and customers across the Middle East region."

ABOUT CREDENCE SECURITY:
Established in 1999, Credence Security, a PAN-EMEA speciality Value-added Distributor, is a leader in Cybersecurity, Forensics, Governance, Risk and Compliance. With headquarters in Dubai and regional offices in Johannesburg, London, Nairobi, and Hyderabad. We are a pure-play provider of security and forensics solutions, to both public and private sector enterprises across Europe, Middle East, Africa and India, through a select network of specialist resellers.

ABOUT HUMANFIREWALL
HumanFirewall transforms employees from an organisation's weakest link into their strongest line of defence. It is a world-first security awareness and training platform that also works when real attacks strike. It augments with technology what humans lack in attention. It gamifies the learning experience via phishing simulations, builds individual risk profiles, rewards real-time reporting, remediates incidents instantly, orchestrates auto-blacklisting enterprise-wide via easy to deploy one-click integration with O365, GSuite and Exchange. Trusted by top corporations in 142 countries.

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Splashtop, Acronis | July 06, 2022

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