• Wednesday, May 29, 2024
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‘Organisations should test for vulnerability often to reduce spending on cyber attacks’

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In an ever changing and highly digitalised marketspace, the need to have digital assets protected becomes more imperative.

Countries and business organisations have lost a lot of money due to cyber breaches lately – Nigeria inclusive. Having this in mind, Tanta Innovative Limited, an indigenous information technology (IT) and software development firm based in Lagos has encouraged firms in the country to invest into cyber security solutions with emphasis on penetration testing for Nigerian firms in order to limit their exposure and security breaches.

Over $270.22 million was spent in 2018 to prevent cyber attacks by organisations and government in 2018. This prompted Tanta Innovation Limited to introduce cost effective penetration testing for organisations.

Speaking on the importance of penetration testing for organisations, Abraham Tanta, the chief executive officer of Tanta Innovative Limited said, “We strongly believe at Tanta Innovative that penetration testing for organisations in Nigeria should be a thing that corporates do on a periodic basis. It offers the organisation insights on the areas of vulnerabilities and how they can protect themselves better against cyber breaches. We have made this pen testing a simple process and cost effective.”

“The importance of penetration and vulnerability testing is critical to us. We follow the laid down processes of penetration testing such as planning and data gathering, scanning, gaining access, maintaining access and more importantly covering tracks. We also look at various methods which we might deploy such as external testing, internal testing, blind testing and targeted testing. We apply a high level of skill to properly identify all of the exploitable vulnerabilities,”Tanta said.

As the country has embraced digital payment, the need for periodic testing for organisations with online presence especially those with digital payment portals and gateway has become increasingly inevitable. Having partnered with reputable international firms, Tanta Innovative plans to bring the best global practices to Nigeria.

The company reiterated the need for Nigerians (Corporates and privates) to start looking inward for their software needs. Known to have developed robust software solutions for firms, Tanta Innovative Limited has promised Nigerians a bouquet of IT solutions to meet their specific needs. Solutions such as eHealth software, School Management Software and also ERPs that are bespoke. With a robust after sales in place, the company said that patronising locally developed software would encourage the IT ecosystem and save the much-needed foreign exchange for other developmental projects.

“We are creating solutions that can change how people work and make life easier. With a lot of collaboration in place, we have a mission to bring to the fore indigenous robust solutions that would make people forget about all these foreign products and focus on locally made ones because we are trying to solve their problems better than the other ones they buy over the counter,” Abraham Tanta said.

 

Jumoke Akiyode-Lawanson