Equiom manages vulnerabilities and enhances security with SureCloud

Equiom manages vulnerabilities and enhances security with SureCloud

Operating with a robust cybersecurity posture is a given when it comes to managing a secure workplace. Equiom required a solution that would help it to identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities within its infrastructure to improve its security posture.

Today, global professional services provider, Equiom, has 14+ offices across the globe with more than 600 employees. In 2014, Equiom employed just 200 people across two offices in two jurisdictions and had ambitious plans to grow into a global business.

But while the business had plans to scale, its infrastructure was that of a small business and not able to support its ambitions. As such, the company undertook a review of its entire IT infrastructure, including the network, software and servers, with a key focus on cybersecurity, to develop systems that could support the business’ growth strategy. Furthermore, Equiom believed its security had to be robust enough to provide peace of mind to regulators, investors and shareholders.

To address this challenge, Equiom was looking to work with a specialist cybersecurity partner that could help to both identify any weaknesses and vulnerabilities within the infrastructure and provide recommendations and training for improving its security posture.

The solution

Following a competitive process, Equiom selected SureCloud to provide services globally including cybersecurity penetration testing services, internal and external vulnerability testing and management, social engineering including simulated phishing exercises and simulated ransomware attacks and physical social engineering.

All services were delivered as part of the Pentest-as-a-Service offering, which provides a centralised platform for managing all elements of the projects, including Equiom’s vulnerability remediation programme.

Stephen Roberts, Global Chief Information Officer for Equiom Group, said: “SureCloud was the obvious choice as the team is extremely knowledgeable and the company had invested heavily in its cloud-based platform to create a technical solution that is far more developed than anything else in the marketplace. We felt working with SureCloud would enable us to provide a single snapshot of our security posture at any given time. Ultimately, the platform offered us the ability to simplify the overall management process, which was a key differentiator for us.”

The results

Strong security posture

“SureCloud takes what is, in reality, a highly complex set of requirements and makes it as simple as possible. Through centralisation of all reports and data, including output from penetration tests, vulnerability scans and social engineering exercises, we have complete visibility over our infrastructure and can develop remediation action plans and accurately monitor progress in real time,” said Roberts.

Secure foundations for continued growth

“As we continue to grow, SureCloud provides peace of mind to our stakeholders and customers. When we compare new acquisitions to those parts of our business that have gone through the SureCloud process, we can see a very clear difference in the respective postures. This is a testament to SureCloud’s success in keeping our security posture in excellent health,” Roberts said.

Beyond cyber to EGRC

Roberts continued: “We have also worked with SureCloud to address additional challenges in the business. We are currently using its GDPR application, which feeds data back into the platform enabling us to assess our compliance status against our overall security posture. Now we have complete oversight of our infrastructure.”

Futureproofing the business

“The fact that SureCloud is easy to use and highly scalable means that as we work to triple the size of the business over the next four years, we can do so while confidently relying on the platform to ensure that security is not compromised during that process,” Roberts said. “Through SureCloud, we have raised our security posture to a level where our systems can help detect threats so that we can prevent attacks before they impact the business.”

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