Cybersecurity and Forensics

Cybersecurity and Forensics – building a robust defence

Digital technology continues to transform and disrupt the world of business, exposing organisations to both opportunities and threats.

New digital connections, tools and platforms can connect organisations in real time with customers, suppliers and partners. But, at the same time, cybercrime has become a powerful force limiting that potential, impacting 32% of businesses.

What is Cybersecurity?

Technology today is so deeply woven into virtually every facet of business that crimes committed through digital channels are a fundamental problem.

The distribution of viruses, illegal downloads of media, phishing and pharming and theft of personal information, in addition to economic loss and are examples of the wide range of cybercrimes that are becoming increasingly common.

A cyber corporate crisis can be one of the most challenging and complicated that any organisation will face. They require strategies around investigation and communication, as well as significant forensic and analytical capabilities.

In today’s risk landscape, a company’s degree of readiness to handle a cyber crisis can be a marker of competitive advantage and ultimately ensure its survival.


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PwC Cybersecurity

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“Businesses need to better understand the full impacts a cybersecurity breach can have on their organisations. Beyond financial and reputational damages and data loss, we are seeing impacts to competitiveness, product and service quality and customer retention.”

Pat Moran, Cybersecurity Lead PartnerPwC Ireland

Cybersecurity issues and challenges

Cyber strategy & governance

CEO’s worldwide recognise cybercrime as a major risk but in spite of high spend on tactical solutions, there is limited alignment to their overall strategy.

How we can help

  • Cyber-capability assessment
  • Cyber-strategy development
  • Governance and framework management
  • Cybersecurity framework consultancy
  • ISO 27001:2013 / PCI / NIST

Cyber-threat management & incident response

There has been an exponential increase in cyber attacks worldwide, forcing clients to address persistent attacks on their business and customers.

How we can help

  • Vulnerability management
  • Threat intelligence and awareness
  • Incident management and response
  • Cyber investigations
  • Technical and executive reporting


Security monitoring services

With the explosion of sophisticated threats to complex interconnected systems, companies are not able to monitor and protect themselves 24/7 and do not always have experienced staff available.

How we can help

  • Managed Security Incident and Event Management
  • Remote monitoring and alerting
  • Customised intelligence
  • Threat landscape mapping
  • Dynamic threat response


Identity & access management

The explosion of online user identities and user's desire to access data and applications anytime, anywhere creates a new set of potential vulnerabilities.

How we can help

  • Current strategy analysis
  • Future state roadmapping
  • Roadmap implementation
  • Process design
  • Managed services

Forensics & eDiscovery

Economic crime is a a major concern for organisations in every sector and threatens business processes, challenges the integrity of people and has the potential to tarnish reputations.

How we can help

  • Digital forensics and eDiscovery
  • Evidence gathering and investigation
  • Fraud and regulatory investigations
  • Legal and expert witness support

Data protection & privacy

New General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) seeks to introduce widespread data protection changes as well as greatly increased financial sanctions for non-compliance.

How we can help

  • Data Privacy Impact Assessments
  • GDPR readiness consultancy
  • Remediation
  • Data loss prevention solutions
  • Database Security

PwC's Game of Threats™

Game of Threats™ is PwC's unique, interactive cyberattack simulation that makes decision makers conscious of cyber threats. It will help them understand what it takes to be prepared for and to respond to cyberattacks.


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Introducing 2016 Irish Economic Crime Survey

Cybersecurity incidents are daily news, with reports of escalating impacts and costs that are sometimes measured in the billions. Today, all industries are at risk – including some which may have considered themselves unlikely targets in the past.

Economic crime is a persistent and rising threat to businesses in Ireland, and cybercrime continues to be a major threat to all businesses.

Our 2016 Irish Economic Crime Survey represents the findings of our consultations with 110 senior business representatives to help provide a picture of fraud and other economic crimes. 34% of Irish respondents reported economic crime in the last two years, and 36% said that cybercrime is the biggest risk facing Irish businesses in the future.

Continue reading about PwC's 2016 Economic Crime Survey

The average cost of fraud on an organisation has increasded from €498K (in  2014) to €1.7 million (in 2016).


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How can we help?

We believe that confidence in your digital future is essential to the growth of your organisation. It means being aware of your cybersecurity risks while embracing opportunities for growth; and being able to assess which threats could affect your business goals and having the agility to deal with them as they arise.

We provide a comprehensive range of integrated cybersecurity services that help you assess, build and manage your cyber security capabilities, and respond to incidents and crises.


Contact us

Pat Moran
Tel: +353 1 792 5308

Ciarán Kelly
Tel: +353 1 792 6408

Leonard McAuliffe
Tel: +353 1 792 8632

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