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How to build resilience in a changing enterprise landscape

As workplaces evolve to allow for greater remote working, the cyber-threat landscape is expanding. In this executive briefing, we have explored the pressing need for organizations to respond by adopting secure, cloud-based identity management. 

In the initial phase of COVID-19 restrictions, cybercriminals were quick to exploit new vulnerabilities as firms rushed to maintain operations via remote working. Security was deprioritized in the urgency to get people connected and productive from home offices. Meanwhile, there was a corresponding spike in phishing, malware, and other cyberattacks as criminals sought to extract valuable data from those remote employees.

Now, as organizations rethink their long-term approach to work (with remote work becoming a permanent option), they are also rethinking their approach to security. To protect data in the cloud and control access to Software-as-a-Service applications, organizations must focus less on the traditional physical network and implement a robust cloud-based identity management strategy—which provides the assurance that people are who they say they are. 

As traditional network boundaries expand into the cloud, the starting point of security now must be the identity of your users.

  

A strong alliance to simplify your security

Microsoft and KPMG have extensive experience in helping organizations move their critical business operations to the cloud. Combining Microsoft’s advanced security technologies,  such as Azure Security Center, with KPMG’s cyber defense and data governance capabilities, we can advise, build, and implement a bespoke solution for your needs. Our alliance aims to reduce cyber risks, maintain data control, and empower remote users to stay productive.

People

Our respective cybersecurity teams include recognized industry leaders and experienced professionals.

Global, local

Between Microsoft and KPMG’s worldwide reach, we’re able to work in a consistent manner with global organizations and their entities across multiple territories at a local level.

Experience

We have supported and advised clients on niche security, compliance and identity management challenges in many complex and highly regulated industries.

Approach

Using a tried and tested proprietary approach, Microsoft and KPMG professionals can help cut through complexity and expedite your information security activities.

Take a cybersecurity assessment

We’ll help you understand and enhance your security operations by assessing your current state, identifying gaps and providing recommendations for improvement.

We can then work with you throughout the implementation phase to enable you to consistently manage your new security approach across all operations.

assess

Assess

Assessments carried out to determine current state

design

Design

A custom SecOps transformation program tailormade for you

build

Build

Seamless customization and integration tailored to your environment and requirements.

operate

Operate

Training, incident response, tuning, threat hunting and operations.

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