Professional advice on improving your cyber resilience
Cyber security is an important issue for every organisation. Whether you are a multinational, in the public sector, a housing association or a medium-sized family or other business. Why? Because no cyber incident is entirely preventable and every organisation is a potential target. The rapid pace of change in information technology, along with increasingly linked systems and the internet, means IT systems are not always as reliable as you would like. Even if systems do not contain valuable information, ransomware can disable systems and prevent organisations from accessing their own information. Attackers could then blackmail these organisations. But although many organisations are more worried about the direct damage a cyber incident can cause, long-term effects, such as damage to an organisation’s reputation, can be far more difficult to deal with. The key question, therefore, is how to limit the damage?
Cyber security is also important from a privacy perspective and because of new legislation and regulations. Society and your clients, suppliers and employees rely on you to manage their personal data carefully. And you have to accept that responsibility!
Insight into your security risks
BDO can help improve your cyber security by, for example, carrying out a risk assessment. You need this to determine how to deal with the specific risks your organisation faces. This analysis involves establishing your organisation's risk profile. That way, you know where you are most vulnerable. We let you know what you can do to eliminate or reduce your major risks. We can also help you implement any measures required if necessary. During the risk assessment we check how ‘mature’ your organisation is in terms of cyber risks and privacy. This means checking, for example, whether the subject is on management's agenda, whether you have taken sufficient technical and organisational measures, whether you can recover quickly after an incident and whether your employees understand how their behaviour can affect possible cyber risks.
To find out how BDO can help you improve your cyber security, please do not hesitate to contact our specialists for an introduction (no commitment on your part).