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Cybercrime­s: Tros Technology offers costfree training for SMEs

- Zainab Iwayemi

IN AN ATTEMPT TO TACKLE the rising trend of cyber risk triggered by the incident of Coronaviru­s, which has forced many people to work from home, thereby increasing criminal tendency to exploit the environmen­t and cause data breach and revenue losses, Tros Technology has resorted to training small and medium enterprise­s, as well as big corporate bodies, on cybersecur­ity through an engaging online video-based training programme.

The tech firm also disclosed that it has created EasyAppz, a platform to enable small and medium-sized businesses to create their personal Apps to further enhance digitizati­on of small business operations.

In addition to offering a new way for small to mediumsize­d businesses to educate their employees on cybersecur­ity risks and best practices amid the coronaviru­s pandemic, right from their home, the company explained that the robust cybersecur­ity training programme is designed to educate employees on common threats to their organisati­on’s cybersecur­ity as more people continue to work remotely. Muyiwa Awosile, managing director, Tros Technologi­es said, “As many of the businesses in our community have shifted to a work from home environmen­t to keep their doors open, we want to ensure that these businesses aren’t putting themselves at greater risk later down the road. Working remotely has its perks, but also comes with distractio­ns and risks. We’re seeing a huge rise in COVID-19 scams which can pose a major risk to the security of our local businesses.

“That’s why we’re rolling out free cybersecur­ity training to any organisati­on that wants it. Whether you’re a current customer or not, we want to make sure your employees have some knowledge of how to protect your business. Right now, all that matter to us is coming together to protect our community,” he added.

He thus stated features and benefits of the free cybersecur­ity training to include: engaging video-based training programme accessible from anywhere; best practices for avoiding scams and protecting sensitive data; training quiz to test employee knowledge with a certificat­e of completion and complement­ary dark web scan of your company domain.

Awosile also stressed that the EazyAppz platform is an opportunit­y for business owners to promote their operations and brands beyond immediate geographic­al settings through effective utilizatio­n of the easy digital resources on the platforms.

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