|By PR Newswire||
|February 20, 2014 12:35 PM EST||
NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite heightened attention to cyber security and unprecedented levels of security investment, the number of cyber incidents – and their associated costs – continues to rise, and adversaries continue to evolve their attack techniques. As the challenges to secure complex enterprise and public sector environments continue to mount, Deloitte, an acknowledged market leader in security, privacy, and resilience solutions, today announced its new Secure.Vigilant.Resilient. approach to help organizations maximize business performance through a cyber risk management program that extends beyond traditional information security practices.
Deloitte's Secure.Vigilant.Resilient. approach acknowledges that with perpetual change and increasing complexity, it is economically infeasible for organizations to be 100 percent secure. It remains critical to invest in cost-justified and risk-prioritized security controls, but it is equally important – if not more important – to focus effort on improving threat visibility and detection, and responding more rapidly and effectively to reduce the impact of cyber incidents. Secure.Vigilant.Resilient. efforts require strong executive guidance and governance processes, and the creation of an active defense culture throughout the organization.
Simultaneously, Deloitte announced it has changed the name of its Security, Privacy, and Resilience practice to Cyber Risk Services, reflecting awareness that gaining ground in the battle against cyber threats is fundamentally a risk management challenge.
Cyber Risk Services is an integral component of Deloitte's risk advisory services business, the market leader in providing end-to-end risk advisory services. Deloitte's risk advisory services business helps organizations build value by taking a risk intelligent approach to managing financial, technology and business risks. This approach helps organizations focus on areas of increased risk, bridge silos to effectively manage risk across organizational boundaries and pursue not only risk mitigation but also intelligent risk taking as a means to value creation.
"Senior executives are flooded with news and information about the damages that cyber incidents can inflict, but this in itself doesn't help them move forward," said Ed Powers, the national managing principal for Deloitte's Cyber Risk Services practice. "The fact is that innovation and cyber risk are inextricably linked; cyber risk is an inherent byproduct of virtually every growth and efficiency effort. The recent spate of attacks waged through point-of-sale systems is a case in point. Electronic payments processing has heralded new levels of efficiency for retailers and their customers – but the attendant risks can exact significant costs, both direct and indirect."
"Our approach helps organizations gain confidence in their ability to innovate by helping them be better prepared for potential cyber incidents. Through a Secure.Vigilant.Resilient. program, they can embrace cyber risk management not as a necessary evil, but as a positive and an integral component of strategic planning that supports the achievement of their core mission and strategic objectives," Powers added.
The underpinning concepts for the framework are spelled out in a new point of view paper entitled, "Changing the game on cyber risk: the imperative to be secure, vigilant, and resilient." www.deloitte.com/us/cyberrisk
To get started, leaders of the organization need to understand the key threats prevalent in their industry and specific to their organization. By reviewing potential actors and their motives, they can establish program components that better prevent impact by known threats, and also be better equipped to anticipate what might happen in the future, and respond more nimbly when incidents occur.
Deloitte Cyber Risk Services – Leading From the Front
Deloitte's Cyber Risk Services comprises more than 1,500 professionals focused in cyber risk, information security, privacy and business resilience. Deloitte is recognized by Forrester Research, Inc. as a leader in information security consulting services and ranked No. 1 globally and in North America in security consulting, based on revenue by Gartner., 
Today's announcement follows a series of aggressive activities Deloitte initiated in 2013 to build upon its position as the clear market leader. Deloitte acquired the assets of Vigilant, Inc. last spring. Renamed Vigilant by Deloitte, this segment of the practice specializes in cyber risk detection, situational awareness, and cyber threat intelligence, providing consulting, managed services, and information services that help organizations detect and respond to emerging cyber threats.
Former senior-ranking Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge Mary E. Galligan, who supervised some of the FBI's largest and most high profile investigations – including the September 11th terrorist attacks, joined Deloitte's Cyber Risk Services practice last fall. The addition of Galligan, who retired from the FBI after more than 25 years' service, brought a national security and law enforcement leadership to the incident response portion of the cyber security equation.
Deloitte served as the objective observer of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Quantum Dawn 2 simulated systemic cyber attack on the U.S. financial system and co-authored the after action report that identifies ways to improve the industry's responses to cyber events.
Most recently, Deloitte helped the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop a Cybersecurity Framework to reduce cyber security risks for critical infrastructure. The NIST Framework, mandated by an Executive Order signed by President Obama one year ago, is based on five core functions: identify, protect, detect, respond and recover, which is consistent with Deloitte's Secure.Vigilant.Resilient. cyber risk management approach.
Deloitte's market-leading Cyber Risk Services practice helps organizations address pressing and pervasive strategic information and technology risks, such as cyber security, data leakage, identity and access management, data security breaches, operational resilience and system outages, privacy and application integrity. Deloitte provides industry-tailored solutions, using demonstrated methodologies and tools in a consistent manner, with the goal of enabling ongoing, secure, and reliable operations across the enterprise. Deloitte can help lead your organization to an agile, rapid risk response approach to enable greater insight and informed business decisions tied to business value. Our breadth of capability across risk management, IT consulting and organizational transformation allows us to define an approach that can efficiently and effectively align people, process and technology.
As used in this document, "Deloitte" means Deloitte & Touche LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.
 "Cost of a Security Breach," Ponemon Institute, 2013
 "The Forrester Wave™: Information Security Consulting Services, Q1 2013," Forrester Research, February 1, 2013
 Source: Gartner, Market Share Analysis: Security Consulting, Worldwide, 2012, Lawrence Pingree, 16 May, 2013.
 References by Forrester Research, Inc. and Gartner are to the security & privacy practices of the member firms of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, including those member firms outside the U.S., in the aggregate.
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