Cybersecurity remains among the most ubiquitous and pervasive enterprise risks for chief compliance, legal, risk, and internal audit officers and board committees. Cyber risk universally affects organizations of all sizes across every industry sector and in every geography. Digital relationships in the information and data supply chain, proliferation of mobile applications across the extended enterprise, and the digitization of industrial processes mean easier points of entry, rendering every organization a potential target.
Nearly all industry sectors and critical infrastructure systems are susceptible to cyber compromise. Not only have information technology and operating environments evolved, but the means, motivations, and skills of threat actors – especially nation-state actors in the current geopolitical environment – also have rapidly matured to a state of tradecraft that is sophisticated, patient, and perversely effective. To be well prepared, organizations should plan and budget based on the value of their assets, the opportunity cost of breach-related operational downtime, their inherent risk appetite, and from the risk-adjusted perspective that compromise is essentially inevitable – prudently establishing “resilience” as their objective.
We provide expert independent assessments of clients’ compliance with, and audit readiness for, many of the most pervasive standards and regulations in key industries, as well as practical, no-nonsense roadmaps toward compliance validation and certification.
We help our clients come to appreciate the risks to their information systems and the vulnerabilities resident in their information security environments by running comprehensive technical tests that uncover the security “cracks in the armor.”
It is fundamental in today’s cyber-frenzied climate that senior managers and board members tasked with information security and oversight responsibilities come to expect an unvarnished level of insight into the level of maturity of their organizations.
Ankura helps our clients get an independent perspective of their operational risk, their capacity to be genuinely prepared on an all-hazards basis, and the effectiveness and sufficiency of their crisis planning efforts.