Grant Thornton Adds Cybersecurity Awareness and Testing Services

As cybersecurity weighs heavily on the minds of organizations across Canada and the globe, Grant Thornton LLP has launched 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."