Free Phishing Simulations, User Awareness,

Vulnerability Scans and Classroom led Training

Understand Your Risk To Phishing Attacks and Unpatched Security Vulnerabilities

Raise Awareness Of The Importance of Cyber Security

PROMOTIONS Valid until 30th June 2023

Continually Reduce Your Risk and Exposure To Common Cyber Threats

A recent Higher Education Cyber Impact Report was conducted with many universities to examine the impact of cyber security incidents and breaches across the sector. It highlights that ransomware has severely impacted institutions over the last couple of years and is often the result of phishing attacks and/or exploited vulnerable unpatched systems.

New low-cost cyber security packages and promotions now available, as part of the HEITSA Frameworks, that help assess your security posture by identifying risks associated with phishing attacks and unpatched security vulnerabilities.


Threats On The Continual Rise

Cyber criminals are constantly seeking weaknesses across all organisations. The most common cyber threats that our HE and FE sector customers are experiencing are those related to:

  • Huge rise in sophisticated phishing attacks compromising users and devices.
  • Vulnerable ‘unpatched’ systems still constantly being exploited.
  • Cyber security postures being neglected due to other priorities and how we now work.
  • The hybrid workforce creating both relaxed awareness and appreciation for cyber security

Working with our customers in helping them address these threats and the challenges, we have launched new cost-effective cyber security packages as part of HEITSA’s cyber security frameworks for the education sector, helping them avoid the huge cost ($3.79m) of an education sector data breach.

Simple Steps To Protect Your Institution

The packages designed for the education sector, address these key cyber security concerns by identifying:

  • The organisations overall risk to phishing attacks due to lack of user awareness: opens, clicks and compromises
  • Poorly or misconfigured infrastructures: user devices, email configurations, infrastructure and perimeter security
  • Vulnerabilities across infrastructures and servers, and how to fix them.
  • User awareness training needs – both short and long term.

We provide a consultative approach, with detailed prevention reports, that help institutions understand what the risks mean to them and how they can minimise their exposure to attacks.

PROMO 1: Assess & Reduce Risk

Assess your security posture – Identify & validate improvements + staff  training

  • 2 * Customised Phishing Simulations
  • 2 * Risk Prevention Reports
  • 2 * External Vulnerability Assessment Scans

Promotion: FREE Services

  • 2 * Training Services: Awareness portal, materials,  videos, quizzes and report.
  • 2* Post Simulation consultation with our experts: Review Report, Findings / Comparisons and Recommendations.
  • 2 * External Vulnerability Assessment Scans.
  • 1 * Cyber Security 101 Classroom Instructor-led Training (virtual – no attendee limits).

PROMO 2: Continually Assess & Train

PROMO 1 + Continual Phishing Attack Awareness and Protection

  • 4 * Customised Phishing Simulations
  • 4 * Risk Prevention Reports
  • 4 * External Vulnerability Assessment Scans

Promotion: FREE Services

  • 4 * Training Services: Awareness portal, materials,  videos, quizzes and report.
  • 4* Post Simulation consultation with our experts: Review Report, Findings / Comparisons and Recommendations.
  • 4 * External Vulnerability Assessment Scans.
  • 2 * Cyber Security 101 Classroom Instructor-led Training (virtual – no attendee limits).

Secure The Data Centre Initiative

Gain an affordable SOC service for ‘around the clock’ Cyber Threat Protection and Prevention

Working in partnership with our strategic customers, understanding their challenges and requirements for 24x7x365 cyber threat monitoring, response and protection, we have launched our “Secure The Data” initiative designed for organisations regardless of size. It helps customers implement a quick and affordable SOC service that secures their data centre mission critical systems that can then be expanded based upon their requirements and priorities.

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Success Stories Across the Sector

We have many HE and FE customers who have used our cyber security services, purchased using the HEITSA and Jisc (UK) Frameworks to avoid tender or mini-competition processes. Read some of these success stories:

“Catching the Big Phish” – Case Study at University of South Africa

“Educate your users for effective protection against phishing attacksCase Study at Guildford College.

“Phishing attacks – How to reduce your exposureCase Study at Leeds University.

“How to minimise your cyber attack exposure”Case Study at Coleg Cambria

Running simulated phishing attacks as part of a security awareness campaign, is a highly effective way to alert users to the variety of different tactics employed by malicious actors attempting to gain access to your data and/or credentials via phishing”. Read more

Jack Field, Cyber Security Team Lead

Cyber Security Service Add-ons

24x7x365 Security Operations Centre: Around the clock threat monitoring, alerting, response, protection and prevention. Read more.

Security Playbooks: Automation and response packages with investigation and remediation capabilities.

Security Control Validation: Measure how effective your security tools are and if they are actually protecting you.

Network / Cloud Visibility: What apps in use, are they a threat, have you been compromised.

Cloud Audit: Analyse your public cloud infrastructure, looking at posture and workloads.

SaaS Audit: Classify data, sharing/permission visibility, threat detection within the apps.

Penetration Testing: Check your systems for exploitable vulnerabilities and weaknesses.

For any specific requirements, please let us know using the form below.

  • Gerrard Shaw, Network Support Officer
    Havering College

    "We decided to work with KHIPU Networks via the Jisc framework, as their simulated phishing and awareness offering was exactly what we needed and within our budget. We strongly recommend FE institutions explore the Jisc framework for this service, as we feel social awareness is vital for the on-going prevention of attacks” 

  • Dave Neild, Cyber Security Architect
    University of Leeds

    “The strongest and weakest layer of defence against phishing attacks are your users. It’s vital to understand your organisations risk to these cyber-attacks and be able to provide the necessary awareness training and tools to limit your exposure. Using the Jisc framework for simulated phishing and awareness training, provided by KHIPU Networks, we have been able to test our security posture and identify key areas to help protect the University from future attacks.”

  • Mark Tysom, Cyber Security Product Manager

    “We work hard to ensure that our members have access to high quality, cost-effective solution providers. We have worked with KHIPU for some years and this is the second time it has earned our ‘top-ranked supplier’ accolade.”

  • Mark McKay, Head of ICT
    Guildford College Group (Activate Learning)

    “Using the simulated phishing services, provided by KHIPU Networks, gave us the ability to be one step ahead of attacks and offer an education on good practices to our users which they can use anywhere in life”

  • Rob Spalding, Head of Infrastructure
    Anglia Ruskin University

    “Using Jisc’s vulnerability assessment service enables the University to have a pro-active approach to cyber security. By having an automated solution that not only identifies vulnerabilities before they can be exploited, it reports on which systems will be affected and what actions need to be undertaken to protect them. This automated approach is vital in the defense against cyber-attacks including the recent ransomware which made headline news. The service, provided by KHIPU Networks via the Jisc VAS framework, has been an immediate success for the University, with a quick return on investment.”

  • Chris Adcock, Chief Finance Officer
    Duchy of Lancaster

    “KHIPU are competent cyber security trainers, who kept the audience attentive and interested. The content was pitched at a relevant level and had more than enough ‘food for thought’. The feedback that I had from the attendees was very positive and all felt the course worthwhile. As an employer, I also feel that this education will really help reduce the risk of an employee inadvertently compromising our network and they can no longer say that no-one told us. Very highly recommended.”

  • Lisa Quinn, Training & User Comms Manager
    Trinity College Dublin

    Trinity College Dublin, like most institutions, regularly experience phishing attacks via email therefore we have to find ways to protect our users and the University from being compromised. KHIPU, as an already trusted supplier, was selected to provide us with phishing awareness campaigns that included simulated phishing and follow up online education for our staff community. So far, we have found this approach has helped us highlight the dangers of Phishing which, in turn, enables us to educate our users and help protect against phishing attacks.”

  • Boeta Pretorius, Chief Director of IT
    North-West University

    “Our organisation like many others, is constantly dealing with cyber threats and attacks. When you have such a large number and diverse range of users, it's likely that an attack such as phishing will be successful, causing major problems such as crippled networks, confidential data leakage and damage to reputation. Whilst you have to invest into the right technologies and solutions to protect against these attacks, it's not always possible due to budget constraints. Even with heavy solution investments, its still the users who are the last point of defence against any attack.”

Proven and Simple to Procure

With over 100 happy customers, these services are proven within FE and HE institutions, and are available by procuring through the HEITSA direct award frameworks without the need for a tender or mini-competition exercise.

The packages are purchased directly from KHIPU and we fulfil the procurement via the applicable HEITSA Framework category. For further information on the frameworks, please contact the KHIPU team.

Join Our 15-min Webinars – All attendees get a FREE vulnerability scan

Please join our 15-minute webinars where we’ll present our cyber security services, promotions and customer success stories. These are hosted every Tuesday at 11:30 and Thursday at 14:30.

Can’t make the date? Not a problem, we will run one specifically for you – just register your details above.

A Network with Zero Vulnerabilities?

The enhanced packages are based upon our zero vulnerability infrastructure offering that help organisations identify their main risks and vulnerabilities to cyber attacks, so that recommendations can be made and implemented. The packages are built upon our very successful cyber security risk assessment services:

USERS Simulated Phishing Campaigns and User Training services

INFRASTRUCTURE Vulnerability Assessments: Internal and External scans

NETWORK TRAFFIC Cloud, Network, User and Application/Threat Visibility Assessments

All findings with best practise recommendations will be presented and discussed in detail with our cyber security experts and you, as part of a strategic alignment with your organisation.

Address The Sectors Top Cyber Threats

Analysing the results from recent education sector customer surveys to understand what the top cyber threats are, we launched a dedicated portal explaining how to solve these with solutions that are available via the HEITSA Frameworks. The top concerns include:

  • Phishing, Ransomware – Malware
  • Shortage of Staff
  • Securing Public & Private Clouds
  • Government Guideline Compliance
  • Remote Working
  • Managing Cyber Security including Firewalls and SOC’s

Visit our “Addressing Top Cyber Threat Concerns” Portal to learn more.

South Africa Public Sector Purchasing Frameworks

KHIPU Networks are pleased to announce that after 11 months of launching its Cyber Security Framework leading Universities are using it to purchase solutions to help protect their institutions from a wide range of cyber attacks.

The cyber security framework covers the following solutions designed to mitigate cyber threats associated with users, devices, networks, perimeter security (firewalls) and applications – all available as fully or hybrid-type managed services.

  • Simulated Phishing and Awareness Training Services
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management Services
  • Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls with Managed Services
  • Security Operation Centre (SOC) Services – 24x7x365 Managed Detection and Incident Response

Can you achieve a network with zero vulnerabilities?

Read our six part blog on how to reach your goal of an infrastructure with zero vulnerabilities – learn more

Zero Vulnerability Infrastructure

Read more about our cyber risk assessment services that address key areas of your environment for maximum protection and prevention against cyber attacks. Free scan available!


Free Cyber Security Services, Awareness and Classroom led Training Days – Please complete the form and our team will send you a cost proposal. The promotion is based upon a purchase order/invoice before 30th June 2023.

South Africa: +27 (0)41 393 7600
UK: +44(0)345 272 0900
SA: +27 (041) 393 7608

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