The industry-leading technologies of our cybersecurity partners are used by the world’s most trusted organisations.
The incidence of cyber threats, data breaches, and digital-based fraud continues to grow across all industries in both frequency and severity. As the sophistication and complexity of connected solutions continues to drive growth and new opportunities, the potential vulnerability of these interactions and the variety of threats also becomes more significant.
We assist our clients in improving their cybersecurity posture through our partnerships with the providers of leading cybersecurity tools and specialist services. Improvements to cybersecurity can help make any organisation more resilient by maintaining data confidentiality, system availability, critical infrastructure protection, data loss prevention, operational continuity, workplace safety, customer trust, organisational reputation, and regulatory compliance.
These are some aspects of cybersecurity receiving particular focus in the industry at present:
As people increasingly work from a range of different devices and locations, they continue to need secure access to information, systems, and collaboration with their co-workers. Cybersecurity has significant challenges and contributions to supporting this outcome. These include providing secure data transfer and monitoring remote device integrity, while also correctly identifying and authenticating users without disrupting their ability to collaborate and access the organisation’s resources.
Alongside the convenience of digital options, customers want to know their identity, payments and personal data are being protected from theft, frauds, and scams. People are being more selective in which organisations they provide data to, so an organisation’s cybersecurity capability is also becoming a significant aspect of customer experience.
The ongoing transition to cloud environments, SaaS based solutions, microservices, and similar has challenged the traditional cybersecurity approaches focused on controlling network perimeters and hardening software applications. In addition to cloud specific tools for access control and administration, a focus on checking device integrity and compliance with security policies is also an important part of securing access to any sensitive data and applications in the cloud. The selection of cloud service providers and application vendors also needs to consider the relevant risks of each option.
Many attack vectors can be shut off completely because they are based on well identified threats with known controls and vendor provided mitigation. Common approaches include maintaining up-to-date software version patching; ensuring malware protection tools are current and operating; identifying and addressing insecure integration endpoints; and checking for misconfiguration of environments and platforms.
There are now too many continually changing and emerging cybersecurity threats to ever guarantee absolute protection. The tools and processes to rapidly detect new threats are becoming increasingly important: from monitoring networks, devices, and cloud platforms to joining security partnerships that provide “always on” coverage across different time zones and geographic locations. Many cybersecurity providers are now also using AI capabilities as an additional analysis tool for detection.
Unified solutions that manage and monitor a full range of end points and platforms reduce the risk and complexity of providing the same coverage through a combination of multiple vendors and tools. Offering increased control and cross-enterprise visibility through a single console also improves an organisation’s ability to manage cyber threats across prevention, detection, and response.
A comprehensive and robust security strategy will set a clear path of measurable cybersecurity outcomes and objectives. It also ensures that cybersecurity vulnerabilities are not created in the gaps left by combining individual cybersecurity initiatives. Ideally cybersecurity forms part of the organisation’s overall risk management, sitting alongside other risk areas like disaster recovery, fraud prevention, and regulatory compliance. This helps to ensure the organisation develops the appropriate governance and organisational readiness, including effective incident response and recovery plans.
Organisations with effective response plans for data breaches, ransomware, and similar attacks have clearly established responsibilities and processes ready to follow if these events occur. This gives the organisation a faster response and more effective recovery, which can reduce both the severity of the attack’s impact and the negative consequences to an organisation’s reputation. It also serves as a continual reminder to the organisation’s workforce on the importance of strong access controls, uncompromised user credentials, and appropriate data management.
The volume of certificates in use by each organisation continues to grow in both number and the range of uses. TLS/SSL certificates for public facing websites are heavily used, but VPN/email/device security, cloud-based application security, document signing, and code signing all see frequent certificate usage as well. Tools and process to centrally manage the full range of certificates over their whole lifecycle removes the risks and vulnerabilities caused by ad hoc certificate management.
The industry-leading technologies of our cybersecurity partners are used by the world’s most trusted organisations to protect their reputation and compliance. Delivering cybersecurity improvements to our clients has helped to further increases their resilience and reduce their risks across data confidentiality, data loss prevention, system and infrastructure availability, and operational continuity.