Following a series of high-profile cyber attacks and data losses, CIOs are under increasing pressure to implement effective information security and resilience. Despite this, securing appropriate investment can still be difficult and an independent view is essential to educate decision makers with a business case based on verifiable data. Then, when investment is secured, knowing where and how to prioritise and focus activities is critical.
PA Consulting Group helps clients in both the public and private sectors to manage and control the strategic, tactical and operational security and risk elements of IT. We offer a market-leading, complete information security, risk and resilience service providing everything from strategic advice to deep technical insight. We recently enhanced our proven expertise and capability by acquiring 7Safe a leading technical consultancy.
Our services include:
Security strategy, leadership and governance – coaching and advising our clients, ensuring they have a properly informed, [risk-led security strategy] with clear accountability and responsibility
Information assurance, including ISO27001 and PCI DSS audit – supporting compliance, identifying areas for improvement and delivering improvement plans
Technical security services, from penetration testing to forensics and secure coding – practical help with implementing and testing security solutions to ensure confidence in your controls
eDiscovery and expert witness services – best value from a complete and joined up service; identifying, indexing and interpreting structured and unstructured information to support litigation and dispute resolution.
Our leading cyber security expertise covers dynamic cyber defence, employee risk and the insider threat, secure enterprise architecture, identity management, ISO27001 and process control security (PCS) and SCADA.
From world-leading energy firms to major government departments, we have extensive experience working at the forefront of IT and cyber security, risk and resilience. We have been working with the UK Government’s Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure to help define national guidance for the management of employee risk; we have helped a major oil company to improve its security at over 400 sites worldwide; and we defined and delivered an innovative dynamic cyber defence solution for a high-profile client to protect its critical business processes while allowing for future operational needs and collaborative working with partners.
Most importantly, we recognise that an organisation’s technical measures do not provide effective security if it does not also address the people and physical security issues. We know from experience that most organisations have good processes but that attacks often succeed because those processes are not followed. We therefore recommend a proactive and business-led approach to make sure our clients operate securely in cyberspace while taking advantage of its many opportunities.
To ensure your organisation has the IT security and risk management it needs, please contact us now.