Introduction to Cyber Advisory

In today’s time, businesses have gone through large transformation initiatives such as adoption of digital technologies, transition to cloud, use of advanced technologies et al. Additionally, as professionals are adopting the new normal of connecting remotely, there has been an increase in cyber threats to most of organizations. Given this scenario, organizations need to strengthen their cyber posture, which means adoption of new controls and realignment of the existing ones.

Our cyber advisory practice is rightly positioned to assist our clients in managing their cyber posture over time. Some of the key highlights include -

  • Formulate a strategy and governance mechanism to regularly monitor and take informed action on the pertinent cyber risks
  • Define what to secure and when
  • Maintain regulatory and global compliance that help businesses to operate securely
  • Give assurance to their respective boards on
  • Ensure constant update to the threat vectors via threat intelligence and ensure effective security operations
  • Provide a holistic cyber resiliency plan, which is not limited to crisis and disasters
  • Develop active defense mechanisms that protect organizations from various cyber attacks
  • Identify, assess and treat risks across people, process and technology, and continuously improve the risk posture of an organization
  • Understand the steps to come out of a cyber attack with minimum impacts and apply learnings to avoid recurrence of such incidents

Our Service Themes

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Cyber Process

We assist clients to identify gaps and suggest improvements in existing governance structure, while supporting internal or regulatory compliance (cybersecurity) at every level of the business.

  • Integrated compliance
  • ISMS certification assistance and sustenance
  • Business continuity management and cyber crisis management
  • Cybersecurity regulatory compliance
  • Third party risk management
  • Data protection and privacy
Cyber Technology

As more organisations integrate technology into their everyday function, it has become imperative that they identify vulnerabilities and protect themselves from cyberattacks. We focus on assisting clients to identify security-related gaps and suggest improvements in the existing technology.

  • Vulnerability assessment
  • Penetration testing
  • Red and blue teaming
  • Cyber simulations and war gaming
  • Cyber threat intelligence
Cyber Assurance

A cyber security attest can provide an organisation and its stakeholders greater level of assurance that they are aligned towards the leading required practices. We focus on providing assurance and attestation to clients who require third-party independent report on its existing controls in place.

  • SSAE 18 / ISAE 3402
  • SOC I/II Type I/II
Cyber Audits

Technology has now enabled and eased the reach of business to end customers. This has made regulators conscious and increased compliance-related scrutiny of businesses. We have been conducting independent audits covering:

  • Information systems audit
  • Regulatory compliance audits
  • IT general controls, application audits and transaction reconciliations
  • Incident investigtions

Our leadership thoughts/key contacts

Organisations subject to regulatory compliance are mandated by regulators to keep abreast to a strong cyber posture on an ongoing basis. Find out why a cyber risk assessment can go a long way in supporting your regulatory compliance goals and requirements.

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Expert Quotes

Threat actors have transcended beyond mere script kiddies or cyber hobbyist. Enterprises and governments are actively being targeted by nation state actors and sophisticated hacker organisations. A well-established vulnerability management and incident response program is pivotal to effectively defend and respond to complex and large-scale cyber attacks.

Jaspreet Singh Partner & National Leader(Clients & Markets), Trust & Transformation, Grant Thornton Bharat

As the risk landscape continues to rapidly evolve, focus on cyber security has become ever so prominent. Growing number of sophisticated cyber attacks not only compromise critical systems and data but cause significant financial and reputational damage, threating organisational viability. In order to survive and thrive in the present “digital-first” environment, governments and businesses alike are required to build resilient, adaptive and sustainable cyber defenses and most importantly cultivate a cyber aware culture.

Akshay Garkel Partner, Grant Thornton Bharat

Cyber education and upskilling have emerged as a key boardroom priority to enable organisations build resilient cyber security programmes. As the offense becomes increasingly sophisticated and meticulously orchestrated, the defense will have to be a step ahead to thwart complex malicious attacks. To build a “cyber aware” culture, organisations will have to adopt a continuous learning approach while leveraging digital tools and platforms.

Rohit Bharath Das Associate Partner, Cyber, Grant Thornton Bharat

A well-established cyber governance framework is often considered as a reliable indicator of an organisation’s maturity. Regular benchmarking and KPI reviews provide a tangible scorecard to the leadership fostering cyber preparedness. While good governance demonstrates compliance to higher standards & regulations; it also provides positive assurance to key stakeholders including board, investors, customers & third party ecosystem.

Sindhu Vethody Director, Cyber, Grant Thornton Bharat

It is crucial for businesses to have a robust response mechanism against complex cyber incidents in order to shorten recovery & improve business viability. By building a capable & future-ready Cyber Resilience programme, organisations can withstand large scale cyber-attacks while ensuring continuity of critical services. Cyber Security & Resilience together can prove to be a formidable force against determined cyber adversaries.

Manoj Ajgaonkar Director, Cyber, Grant Thornton Bharat

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