Securing against cyber espionage

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What can be done to protect your information technology infrastructure from outside threats?

Today's cyber threats are persistent, well organized, constantly evolving — and often successful. Many disguise themselves within the information technology (IT) ecosystem in a manner that is all but impossible to distinguish from legitimate activity.

The evolution of technology itself is partly responsible for today's elevated threat environment. Increasingly, industrial and process control systems communicate with each other and the devices they manage via TCP/IP protocol, the lingua franca of the Internet. In many cases, these systems were never intended to be exposed to the Internet or even corporate IT systems; many have not been hardened against security threats.

At PwC, we can help you embed security into strategic decision-making processes across your business ecosystem, rather than isolating it to simply secure the boundaries of your enterprise. Drawing upon our deep experience in security, we can help your organization build new capabilities necessary to deal with constantly evolving cyber threats, and show you how to prepare for those seeking to eliminate your competitive edge. For more information, download our thought leadership publications below.

Thought leadership

Why cyber crime matters to general counsel
Breaches underscore need for active role

General counsel involvement in cyber crime is increasingly critical to protecting the organization and its intellectual property from significant cyber attacks. This publication outlines the roles and responsibilities of company leadership in handling cyber security issues, their legal rights and obligations, and practical tips for appropriate involvement.


Embedding cyber security into the energy ecosystem
An integrated approach to assessing cyber threats and protecting your assets

The infrastructure of even the biggest, best-prepared organization is vulnerable to attack. This publication outlines the unique challenges faced by the energy industry and suggests steps energy companies can take to develop successful cyber security strategies.


Cyber security crisis management
A bold approach to a shadowy nemesis

Companies need to be prepared for cyber crises. In this publication, learn how you can ensure that your business is well equipped to survive a cyber security incident or data breach of sensitive information. We suggest ways to apply a new approach to cyber threat management that’s founded on the realities of the evolving cyber threat landscape.


The Global Economic Crime Survey
Canadian supplement: Cybercrime in the spotlight

Almost 4,000 respondents from organizations in 78 countries provide a global picture of economic crimes. We review the global and Canadian results in order to provide an informative snapshot of the state of cybercrime today.