The partnership lets VCW expand its cyber security portfolio and lets resellers provide customers with an additional layer of protection against security breaches by employees that are not fully aware of all potential cyber threats.
Sarah Janes, Managing Director at Layer 8 said: “Working with VCW has been extremely refreshing. The company is proactive and understands how to position and sell the ‘value add’ that many talk about but are unable to fulfil.”
Layer 8 provides, it claims, a “new breed” of training solutions which empowers changes in organisational security cultures by raising awareness that technology alone cannot deliver the required level of protection. In fact, the recently published ‘Black Report’ states that 85 percent of hackers said people were the primary source of blame for security breaches, even more than inadequate security and unpatched software.
Layer 8 training solutions are delivered using a combination of methods including immersive workshops, peer-to-peer learning and leadership via ‘champions’ campaigns. A smartphone app is also available for both iOS and Android users. The training programmes blend security and educational experience to challenge the status quo, strengthen the human factor in security and empower leaders to drive a culture change that will have a real impact on stopping cyber-attacks.
Gareth Morris, Sales Director at VCW Security, added: “Layer 8 gives resellers a significant competitive advantage by enabling them to provide their customers with a multi-layered approach to security that recognises the role played by employees as the first line of defence against the rising tide of cyber threats. Activating an effective human firewall will help organisations to plug the gap in existing IT security strategies while providing resellers with additional ongoing revenue streams.”