Our high-profile client relies on the continuous and secure connection of its systems to the internet to carry out critical business functions. It needed to ensure that future operational needs in this respect could be met, in a way that also enabled collaborative partnerships.
PA was engaged to help deliver a series of transformational changes that would allow the full spectrum of business operations to be performed by systems that could be managed and defended against advanced and persistent cyber attacks.
Working closely with the client, we developed an enterprise-wide solution that provided improved techniques for managing public-facing internet services, alongside an approach which ensured internal systems presented a moving target to potential attackers. This design substantially increases the cost and difficulty of mounting attacks and ensures the systems can operate reliably in a compromised environment.
This approach is underpinned by a range of techniques including virtualisation and provisioning technologies. It also builds in better system management and greater resilience, as well as new methods of defence and security practice, with better training for users. This includes dealing with any misinformation resulting from cyber attacks.