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Cyber security

The difference we make

We help protect your critical business systems and infrastructure, ensuring trust in your digital systems across the enterprise, so you can exploit the value of information across your organisation.


PA opinion

  • How can you test cyber resilience, prior to attack? Industrial Control Systems or Operational Technology may sound as though they play no part in day to day life. In reality however, they are the systems that keep the lights on, the trains running and even planes in the sky. We built a demonstrator tool to bring ICS cyber security to life. 25/07/2017
  • Lessons from the WannaCry ransomware attack – why you need an incident response plan PA's cyber security expert Joshua Goddard discusses why organisations need an incident response plan in the light of recent WannaCry cyber attack. 18/05/2017
  • How can organizations ensure critical data is secure?Reuben Judd of Salt River Project explains how PA's holistic cyber security framework helped them enhance their cyber security maturity. 15/03/2017
  • Next Generation Utility 2017 e-bookOver the course of 2016 our Energy & Utilities team has shared our insights and experiences through our Next Generation Utility thought leadership series. This e-book is a summary of energy industry trends in 2016 and a look at what we can expect in 2017. 28/02/2017
  • Is your C-suite prepared for the (cyber) future?It is critical for the NGU C-Suites to recognize the changing nature of the cyber security landscape under their domain and ensure that they have right defenses in place, effective governance and performance metrics, supported by a flexible and effective enterprise oversight program. 28/02/2017
  • Next generation utility: meeting the cyber security challenges of the futureCyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated and growing in both frequency and intensity, with electric utilities as prime targets. Our new infographic shares how utilities can meet the cyber security challenges of the future. 19/10/2016

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What we can do for you

Our experts have worked with some of the world’s leading energy companies to tackle complex information and cyber security risks.

We can help you:

  • Secure industrial control systems (ICS): Our ICS expertise covers electricity generation, transmission and distribution; oil and gas drilling, production and processing; and potable or waste water systems
  • Meet cyber security challenges: We understand that in the face of more frequent, intense and sophisticated cyber attacks, ensuring that your cyber security programme is effective is critical to build digital trust with key stakeholders and protecting customers, partners and critical infastructure
  • Develop and implement the right security strategy: We help develop and implement well informed, resilient and risk-led security strategies, establishing clear accountabilities and responsibilities for security governance
  • Understand the specific risk you face: We provide health checks and cyber security audits against industry and regulatory standards such as ISO27001, PCI DSS, IEC 62443 and NERC CIP
  • Put your technical security to the test: We provide expertise and practical support in penetration testing, computer forensics, biometrics and identity management, e-Discovery, secure coding and architecture design via our specialist technical security practice, 7Safe
  • Make your security culture stronger: Through assessing vulnerability to social engineering and behavioural analysis, we change the way your people think and act to reduce your cyber risk
  • Build your security expertise: We offer university-accredited, hands-on technical training in information security, ethical hacking and computer forensics.

Client stories

Client story

How we’ll work with you

We combine technical expertise with deep sector knowledge in energy. That means we understand the challenges you face – and develop a response that works for your business. Whether your existing security programmes are highly advanced or just developing, we shape our approach to fit.


Find out more about our work in energy and utilities.

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