Cyber defence and detection

Organisations face many challenges when building cyber defence and detection capability. Traditional methods for threat detection, such as security information and event management (SIEM) architectures, are no longer fit for purpose. As cyber threats become more sophisticated, you need cybersecurity that not only protects your business today, but provides a resilient foundation so you can confidently adapt to new challenges.

We provide data-driven defence and detection services that use machine learning and automation to deliver enhanced protection and visibility into potential attacks. Our technical and business expertise means we also give clarity and context around the security decisions that matter to your organisation.

Our cyber defence and detection services

Managed cyber defence

Our managed cyber defence (MCD) threat hunting service gives you forensic level, data-driven protection against emerging cyber attacks and enhanced visibility into potential incidents. Our 24x7 service leverages best of breed technology from Palo Alto Networks merged with our threat intelligence, skilled threat hunters and advanced security orchestration and automation platform (SOAR). We give you confidence that your business operations will remain resilient while freeing up your cyber team to focus on improving your security posture.

Ethical hacking

Ethical hacking exercises are an effective way to test your prevention and detection capabilities with real world cyber attack scenarios. By replicating the latest techniques used by cyber criminals, we help you understand your security vulnerabilities, assess your ability to detect and respond to a cyber attack, and create a remediation plan to reduce your risk exposure.

Cyber threat intelligence

Our threat intelligence services cater for organisations at different stages of their threat intelligence maturity. We can give you visibility of global threats, provide technical details on new and innovative attacks, and enable you to make strategic decisions based on a clear understanding of cyber threats.

Incident response

Cybersecurity incidents have become inevitable, so it's important you're prepared and able to respond effectively. As one of few firms providing comprehensive end-to-end incident response services globally, we are recognised by Forrester as a leader in forensics and incident response.

Our cyber incident response practice can advise organisations who are preparing for, responding to and learning from cybersecurity incidents to help minimise business impact and residual risk.

Endpoint monitoring

We provide unrivalled endpoint monitoring through our strategic alliance with Tanium. The software’s sophisticated data monitoring combined with our proprietary threat intelligence enables the rapid detection of malicious endpoint activity, as well as the identification of historic breaches through our compromise discovery assessment service.

By combining rich data collected by Tanium with external data sources and advanced models, we also provide a risk modelling service that identifies high risk threats vectors in your IT estate. Our interactive dashboards give a comprehensive view of your organisation's vulnerabilities and enables you to track progress over time.

Identity and access management

Identity and access management (IdAM) provides the foundation of your digital services, governing critical information about people, data and devices.

We can help with all IdAM business challenges, including supporting your digital transformation, securing and governing access, enabling a seamless customer experience, and advising on more effective risk-based governance.


Integrate security into your DevOps processes. Our team of highly experienced DevSecOps practitioners and business advisors work with your executive and technical teams to review current practices and implement secure DevOps processes and codified workflows that align with business objectives.

Contact us

Matthew White

Matthew White

Partner, Digital Trust Leader, PwC Middle East

Tel: +971 (0) 56 113 4205

Simone Vernacchia

Simone Vernacchia

Digital & Technology Consulting Senior Equity Partner, PwC Middle East

Tel: +971 4 304 3203

Imad Abuizz

Imad Abuizz

Partner, Digital and Technology Platform Leader, PwC Middle East

Tel: +966 50 426 3478

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