Addressing the pitfalls of the digital economy
Whether it’s governments which need to protect critical national infrastructure (CNI), corporations which need to protect their intellectual property and reputation, or the private citizen who needs to protect their personal identity; the digital economy has brought with it a range of security threats that organisations as well as individuals need to understand and prepare for.
Based on the 2014 report from Ponemon Institute, the mean annualized cost of cyber crimes for 257 benchmarked organizations is $7.6 million per year, with a range from $0.5 million to $61 million per company each year. Malicious insiders, denial of service, and web-based attacks account for more than 55% of all cyber crime costs. The average time to contain a cyber attack was 31 days at an average cost of $639,462.
Organisations of all sizes need high quality, cost effective and trusted cyber defence solutions to help combat the risk of compromise as well as the extent of damage resulting from a compromise.
To maximise effectiveness, it is critically important to compliment cyber defences with a cohesive set of defence-in-depth procedural and technical security components designed to compliment each other and to move security into the heart of the organisation, namely the employees, such that everyone understands the importance of protecting data and knowledge capital.
With this in mind, Arvato has created a white paper addressing Her Majesty's Government (HMG) guidance on “securing technology at OFFICIAL level”. The paper provides professionals who are dealing with personal data and other regulated information with an understanding of how HMG guidance for securing official information can be used to secure information within non-HMG businesses. It also advises on cyber-security risk management and how it should be integrated into business strategy, typical security considerations for enterprise IT decisions, guidance on end-user devices and securing obsolete platforms and an analysis of how cloud services risks can be mitigated. Find out more about the white paper and download it for free here.
Arvato UK can provide truly independent high quality, pragmatic and value for money solutions to assist companies to develop their cyber defensive capability, from supporting a cultural shift towards security awareness, to designing, delivering and managing technical security architectures and solutions. In addition Arvato has a number of security as a service (SaaS) offerings designed to compliment Arvato's cyber professional services and simplify the world of cyber defence for those organisations (waking up to the threats).
Arvato’s team of highly skilled and specialist individuals deliver professional services consultancy, solution implementation, operation transition and security services across both the public and private sectors. Our high level market offering includes information security & assurance, data privacy, cyber security architecture, cyber security engineering & services and business resilience:
Delivering consultancy in partnership
At Arvato, our priority is to achieve our clients’ business goals through an approach to delivering consultancy in partnership. Our philosophy is to work with companies of all sizes, to provide them with the most appropriate and cost effective security solution and to build long term partnerships based on trust.
The experience of our consultants is an integral asset, providing customers with expertise and knowledge from a diverse range of industries and technologies. Our advice is completely vendor independent and unbiased. All of our consultants are passionate and possess the in-depth understanding of business and technology necessary to translate standards into practical, effective measures to meet the customers’ requirements.
Putting security at the heart of the organisation
We help clients drive cultural change where everyone understands the importance of cyber security and data protection, limiting the risk of security breaches from the outset.
Access to unrivalled expertise
Our highly skilled and specialist consultants offer comprehensive Cyber Security & Resilience services. We have DV or SC Cleared team members who are CLAS Consultants, Security Architects, Business Continuity Specialists, Audit Specialists, ISO27001 Implementers and Auditors, PCI-DSS advisors, and skilled with PSN and RLI Codes of Connection submissions and with Central and Local Government experience.
Assuring compliance with data protection regulation
Our consultants review your data privacy in relation to the UK Data Protection Act and the EU Data Protection Directive, and provide advice on compliance; incorporating Legal, Compliance, Risk and Information Security and thus providing a holistic approach to data privacy.
Arvato fully complies with the requirements of the Data Protection Act (DPA) and is registered at the Data Protection Commissioner in Ireland as well as the Information Commissioner's Office in UK.
Information Security and Assurance
Information is the lifeblood of both Government and industry, and the need to assure and secure information, whilst at the same time ensure its useful exploitation, has never been higher. High profile failures to assure information across industry, government and retail are extremely newsworthy, and have all resulted in loss and reputation damage. Business and political leaders are increasingly attentive to this issue, and need to be, and Information Security and Information Assurance (IA) is now one of the priorities on any corporate or governmental agenda.
Data breaches have the power to negatively impact brand, share price, revenue and profitability. Network threats, data leakage and an ever increasing need to ensure legislative compliance means every organisation needs to implement an effective layered security solution. This means an organisation simply has to recognise the criticality of being proactive in assuring its information against the myriad of emerging security threats.
Cyber Security Architecture
The business operating landscape has changed faster in the past 10 years than previously, with the pace of change ever increasing. This gives opportunity for malicious activity to exploit the gaps that inevitably occur during any intensive period of rapid evolution. Businesses security strategy needs to be aligned with and support both an organisation’s business and technology strategies; with a heightened focus on making the right investments to strike the balance between security, cost and acceptable risk.
Cyber Security Engineering
There is an ever increasing complexity with implementing and managing technical security devices in a holistic way to remediate organisational risk effectively. Weakness in implementing secure design can result in a false sense of security (no good having security on paper!).
Arvato’s Cyber Security engineers are able to assist with the installation of security equipment. They will ensure that equipment is correctly configured, giving you the confidence to drive your business forward in a secure environment.
Our engineers are experts in:
Resilience is about being confident that your organisation can withstand and survive a Cyber incident; ensuring that effective business continuity measures and associated governance structures are in place, supported by a ‘playbook’ detailing appropriate responses; and ensuring that these plans not only exist on paper but are ready to be executed.
Trusted Advisory Group
With an ever increasing need to invest in security, and the need to reduce costs, increasingly companies are unable to afford in house specialist advice, or in house specialists to govern 3rd party suppliers. This places greater risk on businesses by not being able to make informed risk decisions and can often result in security strategy drifting from the business and technical strategies and as a result security becomes an inhibitor to innovation or a brake to change programmes. The result: senior stakeholder frustration.