Cybersecurity threats are inevitable and unpredictable. Enterprises must have a cybersecurity strategy to deal with risks to prevent future breaches and mitigate their impact.

Secur assists firms in developing a customized cyber strategy that aligns people, processes, and technology with enterprise business priorities and risks.

Designing a cybersecurity strategy is complex task for most firms as it must address a dynamic environment. Secur consultants work to create a cybersecurity strategy to create operational efficiencies, maximum return on technology investments, and greater data protection.

Secur can develop a cyber security strategy that:

  • Identify and protect key items what matters most
  • Develop a roadmap, bringing a greater level of security maturity
  • Recommend best practices to help firms better execute their security program

Enhance the value of your cyber investments
Understand the most important cyber capabilities for your business based on your specific threat landscape.

Facilitate communication with internal and external stakeholders
Share information with internal stakeholders and external stakeholders such as regulators using an integrated suite of customizable dashboards.

Improved risk governance
Identify threats and vulnerabilities proactively to ensure effective risk management and ownership.

Developing an effective cyber security strategy

From world-leading energy firms to major government departments, we have helped organisations significantly improve their cyber security and reduce risk – and ultimately improve business performance. Drawing on this experience, our advice to clients focuses on four key areas:

1. Understand the cyber security risk in relation to your organisation and critical business operations

The cyber security threat has become more complex, and organisations must first understand what it means for them, the level of acceptable risk and key areas for investment in cyber security.

  • Our cyber experts have an in-depth understanding of the threat landscape and take a risk-based approach to identifying how it impacts individual organisations.

2. Integrate across personnel, technical security, information assurance and physical security

An effective cyber security strategy must work across an organisation’s security measures. It is also possible to make smart interventions in key areas of vulnerability to boost overall cyber security.

  • PA brings together world-class capability in a range of key disciplines (such as software and network security, SCADA and process control security, the insider threat and dynamic defence) with the ability to work across cyber defences and organisational functions to create or strengthen an integrated cyber security strategy.

3. Establish protective monitoring to prevent and deter the ‘insider’ threat

Protective monitoring offers a coherent view of cyber-related activity across an organisation and supports a positive culture to deter counter-productive behaviour. It also helps businesses to address the threat posed by ‘insiders’ who – knowingly or otherwise – may perpetrate or facilitate an attack.

  • We worked with the UK government to help define, develop and deliver new national guidance on managing key elements of people, physical and cyber risk.

4. Accept that some attacks will breach your defences – and plan on this basis

Organisations need to prepare for a successful cyber attack, and it is important to ensure that they have the skills and resources to quickly identify and isolate problems, determine the level of investigation and response required, and maintain business as usual. Importantly, security measures should make organisations more resilient, and not restrict core business.

  • We have helped clients build greater resilience from both a system and business perspective, and to build learning from a cyber incident into future management.