TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2017 /CNW/ – As cybersecurity weighs heavily on the minds of organizations across Canada and the globe, Grant Thornton LLP launches its Cybersecurity Awareness and Testing services, to support their clients’ ability to detect, respond, prevent and recover from cyber-attacks.
Grant Thornton Cybersecurity Awareness and Testing services offers small, medium and enterprise-sized businesses the ability to identify specific threats facing their organizations and industries. The new capability is designed to define a sound cybersecurity strategy; and helps to implement the governance structure necessary to better defend valuable intellectual property, customer data and information assets. In the event of a data breach, Grant Thornton leverages national experience and capabilities to guide clients through all aspects of the breach—from investigation to remediation.
“It’s time for businesses to realize that they need to prepare and respond to cyber threats with a proactive strategy for both today and the future,” says Sunil G. Chand, Director, Cybersecurity, Grant Thornton LLP. “It’s essential that Grant Thornton provide clients with the tools to be successful and build a strong foundation, which will fuel their continued growth.”
Cyber-attacks are taking a serious toll on businesses globally. The Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR), a global survey of 2,500 business leaders in 35 economies, reveals that more than one in six businesses surveyed faced a cyber-attack in the past year. With high-profile security breaches and hacks becoming more prevalent, nearly half of respondents are putting themselves in the firing line with no comprehensive strategy to prevent digital crime.
Powered by new relationships with Wombat Security Technologies and Digital Boundary Group, the services provide clients with a tailored approach and offer practical recommendations to help them make informed decisions related to managing their cyber risk to an acceptable level.
“We’re looking forward to a successful relationship,” says Mike Nobers, Director of Partner Channel & Alliances for Wombat Security. “Our employee assessment and training solutions satisfy an important, and often missing, component of a well-crafted security strategy, and we believe they will be of great value to Grant Thornton clients.”
“Teaming with Grant Thornton provides an excellent opportunity for Digital Boundary Group to grow our service network in Canada and around the world,” says John Millar, President, Digital Boundary Group. “For over fifteen years our approach to cybersecurity testing has been to determine where exploitable vulnerabilities exist in an organization’s operations and infrastructure. This relationship will enable us to provide Grant Thornton’s clients with recommendations that can significantly increase cybersecurity resilience.”
For more information on Grant Thornton’s Cybersecurity Awareness and Testing services, please visit www.grantthornton.ca/services/BRS.
About Grant Thornton LLP in Canada
Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and advisory firm providing audit, tax and advisory services to private and public organizations. We help dynamic organizations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, actionable advice through a broad range of services. Together with the Quebec firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP, Grant Thornton in Canada has approximately 4,000 people in offices across Canada. Grant Thornton LLP is a Canadian member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, whose member and correspondent firms operate in over 100 countries worldwide. A listing of Grant Thornton offices and contact information can be found at: www.GrantThornton.ca.
About Wombat Security Technologies
Wombat Security Technologies provides information security awareness and training software to help organizations teach their employees secure behavior. Their SaaS-based cybersecurity education solutions include a platform of integrated broad assessments, as well as a library of simulated attacks and brief interactive training modules. Wombat’s solutions help organizations reduce successful phishing attacks and malware infections up to 90%. Wombat, recognized by Gartner as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training Vendors, is helping small and medium businesses as well as Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 customers in industry segments such as finance and banking, energy, technology, higher education, retail, and consumer packaged goods to strengthen their cybersecurity defenses.
About Digital Boundary Group
Digital Boundary Group is an information technology security assurance services firm serving clients worldwide. The Company’s operational security testing provides organizations with a comprehensive assessment of their security posture, from both the Internet and internally. Services provided include network security assessments, penetration testing (PCI compliance), application security testing (web and mobile), vulnerability scanning, wireless security assessments, SCADA security assessments, and physical security testing. Reporting consists of Executive Summary and detailed Technical Reports, including prioritized recommendations based on vulnerabilities and issues discovered.
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