Professional services sector

New cyber security challenges for the professional services sector

Cyber security and data protection are high on the agenda for most professional services firms. As trusted advisers, maintaining an unblemished reputation plays a key role in their success, so cyber breaches are a significant threat.

With the digital environment constantly evolving, it’s essential that your firm keeps pace with these changes. Cyber criminals are continually developing their methods, so information security has become even more important for business professionals. Clients rely on their trusted advisers to protect their confidential and personal data, so firms must be confident about their internal processes, as well as those of suppliers and partner organisations.

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New challenges are always on the horizon. Since May 2018, all organisations that hold information on EU data subjects are required to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Failure to comply will result in tough penalties, with breached organisations risking fines of up to 4% of annual global turnover or €20 million – whichever is greater. The GDPR presents a new set of challenges for firms of all sizes that hold data on European residents.

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In addition to tough financial penalties, getting it wrong with cyber security and data protection risks seriously damaging your firm’s reputation. Getting it right, however, will protect your firm’s reputation, minimise risk and maintain the level of trust that your clients deserve.

With many years of experience in the professional services sector, IT Governance can help you better understand the cyber security risks facing your firm, ensure that your defences are robust and help you through the many challenges ahead.

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Mounting pressure to protect data and comply with international legislation means that cyber security should be a priority for all professional services firms, as well as for any client looking to work with them.

IT Governance is committed to helping professional services firms to protect themselves and their clients from the perpetually evolving range of cyber threats. Our vast expertise and pragmatic approach have helped our clients improve their defences and make key strategic decisions that benefit the entire organisation.

Our comprehensive range of products and services, combined with flexible and cost-effective delivery options, provides a unique, integrated alternative to the traditional consultancy firm, publishing house, penetration tester or training provider. We pride ourselves on our international client base, and delivering a broad range of integrated, high-quality solutions globally, while meeting the real-world needs of today’s professional services firms. We are fully committed to supporting our clients’ senior management teams, directors and practitioners by addressing their cyber security challenges.

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Our one-stop shop provides solutions for the most common challenges facing professional services firms looking to achieve and maintain a secure information infrastructure and demonstrate regulatory compliance and certification. Our range of products and services covers Cyber Essentials, cyber security, GDPR, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), penetration (security) testing, training and staff awareness solutions.

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