As technology becomes essential for meeting the needs of customers, employees, suppliers and other stakeholders, an organisation’s cyber security must build both resilience and trust. In addition to protecting your mission-critical assets and ensuring business continuity after a cyber-attack, how can you protect the data that stakeholders entrust to you?
While there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ cyber security action plan, business-led protection strategies need to be embedded in governance models, operational processes and culture.
When you weave cyber security into the fabric of your business, you can protect critical assets and win trust. That means you can maximise opportunities, remain resilient, adapt to fast-changing risks and regulations and transform faster.
KPMG's cyber security brings a broad-ranging, business-operations perspective to cyber services. We help you maintain your information protection agenda as your business and technology programmes evolve by providing greater visibility and understanding of changing risks.
Technical cyber security assessments (VA/PT, application and mobility security): KPMG assists organisations in identifying vulnerabilities present in their wired or wireless as well as network or application infrastructure and develop actionable remediation recommendations. We can also assist organisations in the assessment or development of a threat and vulnerability management programme aligned to your industry and investment appetite or assess your service provider or approach to address the changed threat landscape and new technology platforms.
Security review of components (firewalls, network devices, databases): KPMG assists organisations in identifying security misconfiguration present in their wired or wireless network or application infrastructure and suggest actionable remediation recommendations. Through discussions with staff, critical components are identified and prioritised. Depending on requirements, we will then resource the relevant skills.
Industry-specific operational technology security assessment and testing (power, energy, telecom, healthcare, payment channels): With the convergence of Information Technology - Operations Technology (IT-OT) systems, cyber threats and attacks are now successfully targeted to OT Industrial Control Systems (ICS), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) or even programmable logic controller (PLC) real time clock (RLC). KPMG in Malta works with clients to design an effective ICS security framework, including a cyber-governance structure, ICS security policy, procedures and control system incident-response management.
Data breach remediation: KPMG's data identification and remediation service offering leverages technology to provide secure management of critical and confidential data. KPMG in Malta professionals index data throughout our clients’ enterprises, identifying redundant, obsolete, and trivial data (ROT) for remediation while at the same time helping to secure the business-critical data, safeguarding it from loss and making it available for use in the business decision-making process. We have worked with large power utility, energy, oil and gas organisations to secure its OT environment and identify security threats in the use of legacy solutions.
Red teaming/blue teaming advisory: Red teaming is a multi-layered attack simulation designed to measure how well an organisation’s people, networks, application and physical security controls can withstand an attack from a real-life adversary. Red teams are external entities brought in to test the effectiveness of a security programme. This is accomplished by emulating the behaviours and techniques of likely attackers in the most realistic way possible. In a red-team assessment, only the high-level stakeholders at the CEO and CTO levels are informed. Blue teams refer to the internal security team that defends against both real attackers and red teams. Blue teams should be distinguished from standard security teams in most organisations.
Cyber drills: An organisation may take every possible effort to prevent a cyberattack. It may have the best possible technology and process controls. An attack may still be successful. In such an event, it always helps to be prepared. Most organisations concentrate only on the preventive and detective controls and fail to strengthen their reactive controls. Most business continuity and disaster-recovery plans do not consider cybersecurity risks or their resilience plans. Organisations need to evaluate if their staff is adequately equipped to detect, defend, contain and respond to a cyber incident. Organisations should periodically evaluate their cyber incident response capabilities. This can happen via mock cyber war drills or simulation exercises.
Technology offers opportunities to rebuild your business around the customer to create a truly connected and highly profitable enterprise.
Technology offers opportunities to rebuild your business around the customer.
IT Advisory Lead, Digital Solutions
KPMG in Malta