Cybersecurity + digital assets:

Evolving considerations and capabilities for an outsized threat landscape

The shift toward decentralized finance and the growth of digital assets such as cryptocurrencies deepens the need for strong cybersecurity measures. Business growth and innovation require less physical interaction between counterparties or customers and more digitized services. How can organizations secure a growing attack surface as their digital footprint grows?

PwC brings depth and years of experience working with large, complex institutions on vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, incident response, and more. Many of these skills are just as relevant and important to an organization working in a digital asset environment. And you can benefit from our approach, which seeks a balance between digital agility, risk mitigation and regulatory compliance.

Strategic considerations for digital assets:

Phishing, insider threats, software vulnerabilities and control shortcomings result in direct losses – that’s true of all cybersecurity incidents. But digital assets are uniquely vulnerable to compromise, so cybersecurity by design – in which cybersecurity measures are embedded right from the start – is imperative.

Questions business leaders are asking

What is a digital asset cybersecurity assessment?

The assessment measures the risk appetite in relation to regulatory considerations and your cybersecurity goals. PwC can provide high-level cybersecurity risk assessment and Business Continuity Management recommendations and considerations.

What considerations should we take as we evaluate digital asset cybersecurity due diligence?

You’ll want to consider your policies, procedures and technology controls. Key and wallet risk management present new challenges; physical security risks will evolve. New risks require new controls, which need to be tested with risk-appropriate frequency.

Does the movement to digital assets require more fundamental cybersecurity transformation?

Digital assets raise the bar on integrated monitoring, vulnerability assessments and penetration testing. We keep an eye on the long-term cyber posture even as we help on the immediate here-and-now.

Digital asset cybersecurity services

  • Capability assessments
  • Cloud security
  • Data discovery
  • Data governance
  • Data minimization
  • Data protection
  • Data securityDevice security
  • Identity and access management
  • Incident and threat management
  • Key management advisory
  • Network security
  • Privacy assessment
  • Regulatory response and compliance
  • Risk management
  • Strategy & program design
  • Third-party risk management
  • Wallet management advisory

We understand that you’re seeking strategic guidance in growing and strengthening your cybersecurity program as you shift toward digital assets. We also know that you need a trusted advisor to help understand the landscape, while also supporting your strategic planning to address organizational objectives. Let’s plan your next move.

On regulatory matters, PwC regularly publishes insights in these channels:
The Next Move series on regulatory matters affecting Tech and FS
Our Take on FS regulatory matters

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Jennifer Kamrowski

Cybersecurity Principal, PwC US

Robert Donovan

Managing Director, PwC US

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