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15% of companies in the Middle East, Turkiye, Africa region do not train employees on IT

15% of companies in the Middle East, Turkiye, Africa region do not train employees on IT

According to Kaspersky’s Business Digitization survey, only 29% of companies surveyed in the Middle East, Turkiye, and Africa (META) region organised training on cybersecurity for their employees. 15% of businesses did not organise any IT-related trainings for their employees, even on basic IT functions.

If an employee lacks digital skills and knowledge, this could lead to serious risks for the cybersecurity of the whole organisation: this employee could open a phishing link or download ransomware on a corporate device which may result in significant potential financial and reputation losses for the company.

Kaspersky notes that there is a demand for training among employees in the META region: as many as 25% would like to see more regular trainings on cybersecurity. Most often these are requested by employees working in the spheres of construction and engineering, education, hospitality.  

“The ‘human firewall’ is one of the key defenses from cyber incidents. Third party research showed that 95% of cybersecurity threats are in some way caused by human error. This is why workers on any level — from top managers to interns — should receive proper cybersecurity training,” comments Andrew Voges, Kaspersky General Manager for Africa.

“Kaspersky offers the Automated Security Awareness Platform to contribute to the education and upskilling of employees at all levels. The Platform is an online and on-premises tool that builds strong, practical cyber-hygiene skills for employees throughout the year.”

“At the same time, organisations should be ready for the human firewall breach and the threat from within, and for that they need 360-degree protection. Extended Detection and Response – XDR – is a cybersecurity solution that plays a significant role in addressing advanced threats, going beyond traditional Endpoint Detection and Response by providing extended visibility and analysis across multiple security layers and domains.”





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