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18 April 2018

Cyber security is an art, not a science

By James Hampshire, Senior Manager - Cyber Security I’m James Hampshire, a Senior Manager in PwC’s cyber security team, and I work with clients across the UK to help them address their big cyber security challenges. As a cyber security professional with a non-technical degree (actually, two if you ask:...

15 March 2018

Signal the ATT&CK: Part 1

By Paul Bottomley, Endpoint Threat Detection and Response Lead, and Wietze Beukema, Endpoint Threat Detection and Response Analyst at PwC Building a real-time threat detection capability with Tanium that focuses on documented adversarial techniques I’m Paul, one of the Cyber Threat Operations team at PwC, and I lead our Endpoint...

23 February 2018

Championing Women in Cyber security

By Abigail Wilson, Cyber Security at PwC Last week while attending a technology conference in San Diego, I was incredibly honoured to receive an international award in recognition of my work promoting and furthering the careers of women working in STEM fields. It was so rewarding being recognised for this,...

01 February 2018

Galvanising Cyber Security across UK's Essential Services: How the NIS Directive will drive security and safety enhancements

By James Hunt, Senior Cyber Security Manager Operators of Essential Services (OES) are experiencing disruption from a range of digitalisation and automation technologies. While some sectors like transport and utilities are transforming more rapidly than others to tackle disruption, OESs as a whole face two imperatives; be confident in the...

29 January 2018

Security in a Box - a blueprint for Cloud Security Architecture

By Anton Tkachov, Chief Security Architect within the Financial Services Cyber Security team at PwC. Imagine what security could be if not constrained by a large technology debt accumulated over the years of running legacy systems and applications. What if security capabilities can be procured as a black box service...

04 December 2017

Identifying the Next Generation of Cyber Security Professionals

By Abigail Wilson, Cyber Security at PwC UK I’m Abigail Wilson, a senior associate in the PwC UK Cyber Security practice. On a day-to-day basis I help my clients gain assurance over their security defences. I’m passionate about protecting the UK’s critical infrastructure, especially how we can understand and deter...

17 November 2017

Challenging the perceptions of a cyber security career

By Emma Hunwick, Cyber Security Senior Manager at PwC. I recently spoke to some new female members of our cyber security practice about their career path into the field, and when I raised some of the barriers I’d faced at the same point, my junior colleagues challenged these perceptions. It...

02 November 2017

The KeyBoys are back in town

By Bart Parys, Threat Intelligence Analyst In our work as Threat Intelligence Analysts at PwC we spend a lot of time focused on researching targeted attacks and advanced persistent threat (APT) actors, to provide our clients with valuable intelligence. We have recently uncovered a new campaign, by a threat actor...

10 October 2017

Do you know what a Petya-style ransomware attack could cost your business?

By Domenico del Re, Director, Financial Loss Modelling and Philippe Korur, Cyber Security Manager at PwC. Cyber risk is one of the greatest risks facing the financial services industry. The PwC CEO Survey found that UK CEOs rate cyber risks as their second biggest business threat - second only to...

07 September 2017

The DEF CON experience

I recently returned from DEF CON, a security conference held annually in Las Vegas, where I was selected to present a talk. This was the third time I’ve attended this particular conference, but my first time speaking - which made the experience very different! DEF CON is one of the...