Firm initiates human-centric cyber security solution

by Jumoke Akiyode-Lawanson

March 6, 2018 | 1:00 am
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Forcepoint, a global company that develops and markets cyber security software, has called on organisations, individuals and government agencies in Nigeria to adopt a more reliable human centric approach to securing their cyberspace.

According to the company, there is need for a new paradigm of human-centric cybersecurity, which is risk-adaptive and is focused on understanding human behaviour.

Forcepoint says its human centric cyber security solutions allows users to detect individuals interacting with the system and figure out what is risky behavior and what is legitimate behavior and then give a risk adaptive score. Hence it can be used to provide context to make the optimal security decision.

Speaking at the official launch of CBC EMEA as its Nigeria partner, Christo Van Staden, Forcepoint’s Regional Manager for Sub Saharan Africa said that for organisations and individuals to implement risk adaptive security, a human centric approach needs to be adopted.

Van Staden stated that about 81 percent of hacking-related breaches have exploited/compromised credentials and this is so, because human error is inevitable. Malicious intent from both insiders and outsiders can also be a risk.

‘The human point system addresses and understands the rhythm of people and the flow of your data. It brings together, user behavioural analytics, data loss prevention, insider threat, cloud access security broker, next gen firewall, data guard, web and email security, all under one umbrella,’ he said.

Discussing the different offerings from Forcepoint, Van Staden said; ‘Our next gen firewall was voted not only as the best in blocking exploits by NSS labs but also as best in class for intrusion prevention. It can reduce cyber attacks by up to 86 percent and slash incident response as much as 73 percent.’

‘Our data loss prevention product has been named leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for nine years in a row while our cloud access security broker has one of the broadest application supports with unique customised risk assessment, based on behaviour and data access classification. So it is not just telling you that data is going somewhere, it gives you a lot more information,’ Van Staden noted.

Speaking on behalf of the CBC EMEA’s chairman/CEO, Gbade Alabi, Falaye expressed confidence that the partnership between Forcepoint and his company would bring about great impact in the cyber security market and also ensure the satisfactions of their customers.


Jumoke Akiyode-Lawanson


by Jumoke Akiyode-Lawanson

March 6, 2018 | 1:00 am
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