Help AG Partners with Proofpoint

Halep AG to also deliver Proofpoint security awareness training

Attacks have pivoted from the network to endpoints, because social engineering attacks are easier to execute, warned Berner.
Attacks have pivoted from the network to endpoints, because social engineering attacks are easier to execute, warned Berner.

Proofpoint has appointed Help AG as their partner for the region.

In its recent Human Factor Report, Proofpoint identified that more than 99% of cyberattacks rely on human interaction to work — making individual users a critical line of defence. While cybersecurity awareness and spending in the Middle East continue to increase, human behaviour remains the weakest link in enterprise security strategies.

“Attacks have pivoted from the network to endpoints because social engineering attacks are not only easier to execute, but also more successful, making them highly profitable. The rapidly changing dynamics of the Middle East workforce – with more employees working remotely and on-the-go than ever before – introduces a new set of security complexities and risks. However, this mobility is key to the modern workforce’s ability to excel.

“That’s why at Help AG, we’re partnering with Proofpoint to adapt cybersecurity to new business requirements, giving organisations the ability to empower their employees without sacrificing protection,” explained Stephan Berner, CEO at Help AG.

Help AG will also focus on Proofpoint’s security awareness offering. Berner explained that ‘effective security awareness training turns an organization’s end users into a strong last line of defence against cyber-attacks’. Proofpoint offers a growing, continuously updated library of cybersecurity training modules, videos, posters, images, and articles.

“Threat actors are increasingly targeting people, not infrastructure, and the move to the cloud is changing protection needs. Thus, it’s vital that organisations, not just in the Middle East, but globally, recognize the human factor threat,” said Emile Abou Saleh, regional director, Middle East and Africa at Proofpoint.

Most Popular

Digital Edition

Subscribe today and get your copy of the magazine for free