PwC announces major boost to its cybersecurity defense


Business adviser PwC has confirmed its focus on cybersecurity defense by boosting its security capabilities.

The organisation has purchased an Edinburgh-based consultancy which specialises in identity and access management, (IDaM) to ensure that cybersecurity is at the top of the agenda over the coming years.

James Chalmers, UK head of assurance at PwC, said: "With more high profile breaches inevitably making the news, cyber risk continues to be a focus point for boards and it’s unlikely that this will change in the short to medium term. For corporates, one of the most cited audit issues is managing user identity.

"This is more than just a basic technology control as it enables firms to drive their digital business within a controlled risk environment."

The firm added that while managing user identity was a key part of all aspects of security strategy used by the company, there were many other online security issues that they wished to focus on over the course of 2016 and beyond. These included technology insights and solutions and security access issues, which would help to boost clients' trust in the firm in this digital age.

The move will see PwC's cyber security team dramatically expand in Scotland, where they will be focusing on security across the firm's key markets, including financial services, energy, utilities and public sector.

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