Cyber Security

There are only two types of companies; those that have been hacked and those that will be.

 

Robert Mueller

(Former FBI Director)

Increasingly complex threat campaigns, high-profile data breaches, single-minded threat actors. The methods of cyber-attacks are evolving, 2017 it was WannaCry and Petya and 2018 it was exploits of Meltdown and Spectre.

Understanding the impact and what you can do to make your organization more resilient is key to minimizing major disruptions, disclosure of personal medical information and confidential data, brand protection, reputational damage, operational impact and safety.

The Importance of Cybersecurity

The cybersecurity threat landscape is constantly evolving with new techniques and attacks. Yet phishing, which has been around for over two decades, is still considered as prolific and malicious as ever. The increasing frequency, sophistication, and ever-changing nature of cyber intrusions and data breaches continually challenge healthcare, pharmaceuticals and life sciences organization’s cyber mitigation and risk management teams.

Cybersecurity is a core business requirement, providing a secure foundation to transform your enterprise and support your business. Cyber criminals put business-critical information, intellectual property (IP), financial data, and personally identifiable information (PII) at risk. Cyber breaches can cause major business disruptions, public release of confidential information, reputational damage, and other negative financial and operational impacts.

Building Digital Trust

Cyber risk was considered an emerging risk a decade ago, but today it has grown into a liability that costs business nearly $550 billion a year. Our cyber security practice provides a comprehensive range of cybersecurity solutions from strategy, governance, and enterprise risk management to controls, architecture, implementation, and data privacy services to help you assess, build and manage your cybersecurity capabilities and respond to incidents.

When it comes to preventing cyber-attacks, we will help you to:​

  • focus your security effort on the right things using our intelligence on emerging security threats and maturity assessment framework

  • ensure that security is designed in systems and processes, including the very latest technology in areas such as cloud, IoT and 5G

  • put systems and processes through their paces with industry accredited security testing and realistic simulation exercises to test your cyber resilience

  • prove your process for dealing with your cyber risks so you comply with necessary regulation, such as ISO/IEC 27001, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, NIS Directive, Cyber Essentials, GDPR, ISA/IEC 62443 and NERC CIP.

Our solutions are designed to build confidence, understand and react to threats and vulnerabilities, protect what's important and secure your environment. Tailored to your specific business requirements, our insights help you make informed cybersecurity risk management decisions and improve your resilience in the face of ever-growing cyber threats.

We help you manage risks and build confidence in a digital future.

Discover the possibilities with our
Cyber Security Services

Our advice isn’t theoretical; it’s informed by practical experience, delivering cyber security services to some of the biggest companies in the world and more recently to clients in healthcare, pharmaceuticals and life sciences.

Learn about how we can help design and develop, assist and support your business.

  • Security Testing

    Security testing is the ultimate gauge of security effectiveness. A vulnerability scanner can detect loopholes but must be exploited manually. Automated penetration testing mimics a hacker's attack, automating the discovery of vulnerabilities and performing ethical exploits, without network and/or systems disruptions.

    • Profiling and discovery - intelligence gathering,

    • Assessment - vulnerability scanning, and

    • Vulnerability exploitation - automated probing of services

     

    The goal to identify initial entry points, simulating attack scenarios to highlight potential avenues, understand the implications, the tactics and techniques adopted to gain access to digital assets used to compromise your environment.

  • Email Security

    Email is the primary method used to initiate an advanced attack. That is why a strong phishing defence starts with early detection. There are multiple ways to secure email accounts, it’s a two-pronged approach encompassing employee education and comprehensive security protocols.

    • Educate users to improve security awareness

    • Spam and phishing protection

    • Confidentiality of sensitive communications

    • Control device access to email attachments

     

    Using a unique combination of human, automation and machine intelligence, expedites the time from mailbox detection to response reducing risk on your employees and workload on security teams.

  • Cloud Security

    Cloud providers, deliver many security controls, focus primarily on the infrastructure above the hypervisor level. The advantages of Cloud services are clear, but securing the Cloud is more complex than you think. Adopting good security practices is a good start.

    • Frameworks providing fundamental security principles aligned to the CSA guidance

    • Design patterns and comprehensive set of security controls for operating in the Cloud

    • Monitor, detect and remediate accidental or malicious configuration changes

    Cloud security is a shared responsibility model depending on hosting type, (e.g. IaaS, PaaS or SaaS). Cloud providers are responsible for the infrastructure, physical network and often the operating system and application. Customers are responsible for managing elements that include user access, identity and the data itself.

  • Endpoint Security

    Endpoint detection and response, or EDR, solutions provide a different capability to the security stack. Providing surveillance-like visibility enabling investigating a past incident or to proactively hunt for threats in the environment.

    • Visibility throughout endpoints, to detect and prevent malicious activities

    • Automated alerts, defensive responses  when an attack is detected

    • Forensic capabilities with the ability to deep dive to understand and minimize the impact of a breach

    • Data collection to build a repository used for analytics

    Identifying attacks with root-cause analysis for effective remediation intelligence, using known indicators of compromise (IOC) and behaviour analytics techniques, to identify early signs of attacks.

Cyber Resilience Lifecycle

Technology is the lifeblood of the healthcare sector, from life-sustaining medical devices, traditional networks and endpoints that span the cloud to mobile devices and the internet of things (IoT) that drives the success of healthcare operations, and research and development activities. Building a cyber-resilient organization can be a complex process, but it’s not impossible. We more than most understand the significance of keeping sensitive data secure.

 

There are 5 core functions that enable you to assess and understand your cyber security posture, challenges you are facing, and to uncover potential gaps, opportunities to reduce your risk exposure in the digital age.

Identify

What processes and assets need protection

Protect

What safeguards are available

Detect

What techniques can identify incidents

Respond

What techniques can contain impacts of incidents

Recover

What techniques can restore capabilities

Develop the organizational understanding to manage cybersecurity risks to every component of the enterprise and its capabilities. It also addresses concerns like governance, risk management approach and business use.

Develop and implement the appropriate safeguards to ensure delivery of critical infrastructure services. The protect function supports the ability to block attacks where possible.

Develop and implement the appropriate controls to identify the occurrence of a cybersecurity event and enables timely discovery of cybersecurity event.

Develop and implement the appropriate controls to respond and act regarding a detected cybersecurity incident and supports the ability to contain the impact of a potential cybersecurity incident.

Develop and implement the appropriate controls to maintain plans for resilience, to restore any capabilities or services impaired due to a cybersecurity incident, supporting timely recovery to normal operations to reduce further impact from a cybersecurity incident.

Establishing robust and effective cybersecurity strategies due to the changing threat landscape. We believe that cybersecurity should be about what you can do and not what you can’t.

The Partnership You Can Count On

Don’t let a skills gap or staffing shortage stand in the way of your success.

Purpose built solutions help your organization achieve business outcomes with confidence. Anything's possible when you put the power of certainty to work.

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