BSI: Reshaping Cybersecurity Solutions with Advanced Technologies
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Mark Brown, Global Managing Director, Digital Trust, Consulting Services, BSI
“With great power, comes great responsibility!”
This pop culture saying perfectly rings true for every organization trying to make the most of the ongoing data explosion. While every organization now has access to a multitude of customer and business data, it is also becoming imperative for them to safeguard this data. From a regulatory perspective, the EU GDPR, Californian Privacy Act, and Britain’s ongoing data reform movement, all dictate organisations to have holistic data governance in place. These regulations require businesses to know what data they hold, which location it is in, and what data protection steps they have implemented to secure this data. Such regulatory concerns are, in turn, driving businesses to focus more on cybersecurity of their data and better balance their strategic investments in cybersecurity resources, whether it is people, training, or technology.
Helping businesses in this regard is where BSI cements its cornerstone. Ever since its establishment in 1901, the company has been on a continuous path to enhance its clients’ adherence to the highest quality standards and industry best practices to protect critical data with the best cybersecurity infrastructure. For this reason, BSI has acquired successful cybersecurity firms from Dublin, London, and San Jose in 2016 and leveraged its capabilities to ramp up the data security standards of its clients. Today, backed by these acquired organizations, BSI provides outstanding cybersecurity services, ancillary information management, compliance advisory services, along with security awareness and training. “Acting as trusted advisors to our customers, we realise that our clients' challenges vary, hence, we have created an illustrated global reach to provide holistic, end-to-end cybersecurity services,” Mark Brown, Global Managing Director, Digital Trust, Consulting Services, BSI.
BSI firmly believes that to address the varying needs and demands of its clients, active engagement (being agile) is the key. Hence, from the very early stage of collaboration, BSI maintains a constant engagement with the client to assess their requirements and scope criteria to develop a custom-tailored solution. “For instance, we utilize “Correspondingly, we employ on-site solutions and support for clients that have specific security or privacy requirements.” In addition, project management, cybersecurity training, and mentoring are also offered to clients looking for a complete package of services with all cybersecurity necessities.
Acting as trusted advisors to our customers, we realize that our clients' challenges vary, hence, we have created an illustrated global reach to provide holistic end-to-end cybersecurity services.
Notably, the key differentiators for BSI are their experience and innovations that they try to bring into the cybersecurity landscape. “Our internal people and culture are critical to our success. Our team comprises highly qualified members with extensive experience in the commercial litigation, and post-incident response and regulatory space such as EU Commission and U.S. Stock Exchange Commission (SEC) engagements,” says Brown. Moreover, with over a century’s experience, the company has gained sufficient insights on how to serve its clients and how to handle the diverse range of issues an organization can come across. Perfectly complementing this is the company’s rapport with its technology partners. BSI proactively engages with a range of technology partners to bring innovative and meaningful solutions that can counter cyber threats not only in the traditional areas but also in the evolving areas such as operational technology, smart cities, and even with IoT and autonomous cars or other vehicles.
To best explain how these capabilities help businesses strengthen their cybersecurity efforts, Brown shares an instance where one of its clients faced a potential data breach. The client wanted to identify personal data in their potentially compromised cybersecurity framework. To help the client, BSI remotely collected terabytes of data from several locations across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and then used unique coding to identify personal data from the European locations particularly. Finally, BSI handed the concerned client detailed reports to enable them to inform relevant data governing bodies and make informed business decisions pertaining to the incident.
Riding on the coattails of such success stories, BSI intends to continue its journey in the cybersecurity space with two new partnerships. In 2021, BSI is serving as a launch partner for RelativityOne (a cloud e-discovery platform provider in Ireland), and at the same time, BSI is also planning to play a similar role in helping Nuix ( renowned investigative analytics and intelligence software provider) launch their Nuix Discover in 2022. Through these partnerships, BSI is currently hyperfocused on expanding its expertise beyond standard case management activities and driving growth across the UK, EU, and the U.S. market.