Cyber Resilience

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In an age of global collaboration and accelerating change, business ecosystems and processes depend increasingly on information – and its security. Cyber threats are more aggressive, more unrelenting, and more effective than ever. According to the 2014 Global CEO survey, cyber threats, including lack of data security and the speed of technology change were identified equally as a concern by Canadian CEOs. Media reports of security incidents in Canada have become as commonplace as the weather forecast, but according to the most recent Global State of Information Security Survey, the ability to detect incidents in this country has dropped by 15% over 2013. It is imperative to understand the opponent and provide security with an enterprise-wide focus. There is a strategic opportunity to extract more value from security investment, and in embedding security perspective into the culture of the enterprise to sustain and build competitive edge and value.

Canadian financial institutions have been addressing cyber security risks for decades. However, a proliferation of cyber events in recent years has revealed that the traditional approach is no longer sufficient.


Today’s key risk areas

Becoming risk intelligent

Five key lessons




PwC helps clients to:

Become risk intelligent

Boards and executive management are tasked with sustainable growth in a rapidly changing business landscape. On one hand, new opportunities are arising as products, markets, channels and business models are enabled by technology, but as a result, new risks are being introduced. PwC helps leaders secure the necessary risk intelligence to safely capture and sustain value through business transformation while balancing risk and reward.

Protect what matters most

Cyber attacks and incidents often result in adverse impacts on brand, reputation, compliance, operational and financial integrity. Understanding how to build cyber resiliency is critical in managing these events. We bring a wealth of experience in defining a clear and practical strategy to help organizations identify and protect what’s most important. We’ll help you become threat aware, build and operate robust enterprise infrastructure, implement process and technology defenses and monitor your environment which will mean you’ll be prepared to act decisively.

Deliver transformation and cost effective compliance

Security must and should be the foundation for transformative and value added services in the digital age. To do this, business leaders need to enhance the effectiveness and cost management of an increasingly complex and demanding regulatory compliance landscape. Supporting risk executives, we deliver effective risk-management programs through strategic vision, effective governance, tangible cost/benefit analysis and competent execution of initiatives. Our approach positively influences business constituents and drives change.

Drive change through execution

At times there’s a disconnect between strategy and execution. We’re uniquely positioned to develop a measurable and achievable plan that delivers benefits towards a sustainable program. We specialize in complex threat intelligence platforms, risk governance, and data leakage protection.

Secure third-party and multi-party supply chains

Digital mobility, third-party collaboration and multi-party supply chains increase your ‘attack surface’ and make your systems, processes, products and organizations vulnerable to infiltration or compromise. Regulatory compliance just isn’t enough. To limit the misuse of information, physical tampering, crime or theft of intellectual property we help businesses understand the full spectrum of threats to address key risks holistically in an end-to-end cyber security program.

Current and emerging threat environment