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Security Testing

Security Testing

As a firm we have been providing these services to diverse clients for more than 15 years. Due to the high risk nature of security testing engagements, which require KPMG to access critical client business environments and data, there is a need for strong and proportionate risk management, information protection and due diligence to reduce the risk of the following:

  • Disruption of client’s IT infrastructure as a result of exploitation, infection, system failure or unintended performance reduction due to testing.
  • Breach or loss of data concerning the client’s infrastructure, its configuration, identified vulnerabilities, business data, and regulated data (for example PII, financial data).

Dealing with cyber threat is a complex challenge

How KPMG CI can help

In today’s digital world, decision-makers can’t afford to be held back by cyber risks. They need to make bold decisions and feel confident that their cyber strategy, defenses and recovery capabilities will protect their business and support their growth strategies.

Across all sectors and in every geography, business executives are asking themselves the same questions:

  • Can I balance information protection and accessibility?
  • What does a ‘good’ cyber security strategy look like in my sector?
  • Can I prioritize cyber risks based on my company’s strategy?
  • How do I determine the right level of investment?
  • Where should I put my investments?
  • How can I prevent or mitigate the disruption of a cyber event?
  • How do I ensure that our business returns to normal as quickly as possible?

Turn cyber risk into opportunity

At KPMG, our global network of business-savvy cyber security member firm professionals understands that businesses cannot be held back by cyber risk. KPMG professionals recognize that cyber security is about risk management – not risk elimination. 

No matter where you are on the cyber security journey, KPMG member firms can help you reach the destination: a place of confidence that you can operate without crippling disruption from a cyber security event. Working shoulder-to-shoulder with you, KPMG member firm professionals can help you work through strategy and governance, organizational transformation, cyber defence and cyber response. And cyber security professionals don’t just recommend solutions — they also help implement them. From penetration testing and privacy strategy to access management and cultural change, KPMG member firms can help you every step of the way.

For more information explore the services below or contact us directly.

IT and OT: Worlds are colliding

Many businesses are demanding real-time access to operational data, which means industrial systems — once isolated and secure — are becoming increasingly integrated with corporate networks, sometimes on commercial off-the-shelf platforms. This connectivity, brought by the IIoT, can create benefits such as smart analytics, predictive maintenance and remote monitoring. But it also exposes industrial control systems (ICS), process control systems and other operational technology to malware attacks, hacktivism, employee sabotage and other security risks that previously affected only corporate Information Technology (IT).

As the lines blur between IT and Operational Technology (OT), how can you provide appropriate access to control and production data while preventing cyber security events that could cause shutdowns, safety threats and process disruptions?

Wwhy KPMG?

When it comes to cyber security, KPMG member firm professionals understand the often-competing requirements of the OT and IT domains. With expertise in OT, plus robust capabilities in strategy and governance, security transformation, cyber defence and digital response services, KPMG member firm professionals know how to discuss cyber security in a meaningful language for all parties — from systems engineers to CIOs —and develop solutions on both sides of the fence. That means KPMG professionals understand the complexities of SCADA networks, distributed control systems and process automation — and how the security of operational technology differs from information technology.

With KPMG’s help in creating a balanced strategy, you can go far beyond compliance and technical preparedness, instead turning industrial cyber security into a business enabler.

  • Need remote access to sensors to facilitate predictive maintenance?
  • Want to reduce the cost of your security controls, so you can run processes more efficiently than competitors?
  • Interested in adopting as-a-service technologies for your plant?

KPMG member firms help you adapt to changing business requirements and feel comfortable in a more connected environment — replacing your uncertainty with confidence that you won’t face a cyber-attack that you can’t handle.

Security Transformation

With the introduction of new, enhanced and rapidly changing technological processes, organizations have become more productive and agile. As you transform and mature your security capabilities to support these new processes, consider, how you can turn risk into opportunity so that technology-backed solutions like cloud technology, big-data analytics, mobile, and social applications can be used with full confidence.

At KPMG, we view cyber security as inseparable from business and technology transformation. We know that applying the same rigor and approaches to introducing new or enhanced processes, enabling technologies and organizational alignment, can create successful platforms to help reach an organization’s cyber security goals.

Our teams help you build and improve your programs and processes, supported by the right strategy and technology, to improve your information protection agenda.

KPMG’s Cyber Security Services practice can deliver large-scale transformation programs through global service and methodology / tool alignment.

Cyber security is more than a technology problem—it is a holistic one. We can help you transform and stay secure.

Solutions that can help with security transformation include:

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