Advisory Services

Information technology and networks continue to evolve rapidly, bringing efficiency and powerful tools, but also generating ever-greater security vulnerabilities and opportunities for cyber attack. Meanwhile, evolving regulations and standards attempting to keep pace with this changing environment are placing new compliance burdens on all types of organisations.

The urgency to safeguard data, comply with regulations, and continue to improve business efficiency can be overwhelming for executives.  DarkMatter’s Advisory Services can help relieve the pressure across a wide range of information technology topics.

DarkMatter is a trusted advisor to enterprises and government entities.  We offer advisory services across a wide range of topics related to cyber security, including risk management, IT infrastructure and cyber defence in-depth.

  • Strategic Advisory

    Key question answered: Given all the security risks and regulations, how do I know what my risks are and where I stand? After developing a keen understanding of your business requirements, DarkMatter will assess your… Read more

    Key question answered: Given all the security risks and regulations, how do I know what my risks are and where I stand?

    After developing a keen understanding of your business requirements, DarkMatter will assess your risk posture and put in place a mitigation plan that takes you from your current risk state to a mature risk state.  DarkMatter performs an initial gap assessment and creates a dashboard that allows you to track progress toward the mature risk state.  In addition, We help CISOs educate senior leadership on what’s required, using language that empowers CEOs and Board members to take informed decisions. If you don’t yet have a CISO, we can play that role for you on an interim or ongoing basis.

  • Information Assurance

    The cyber threat landscape continues to broaden and become ever-more dangerous. Responding to these growing threats, regulations and standards continue to multiply and evolve. Companies find it more and more difficult to keep up with… Read more

    The cyber threat landscape continues to broaden and become ever-more dangerous. Responding to these growing threats, regulations and standards continue to multiply and evolve. Companies find it more and more difficult to keep up with local, national, international, geographic-specific and industry-specific regulations. These criteria include global standards such as PCI Data Security Standards, the ISO/IEC 27000 family of information assets security standards, and local requirements such as the NESA Information Assurance standards in the UAE.

    Key question answered: Regulations continue to change, how do I keep up and pass audits?

    DarkMatter provides world-class expertise that can address all types of information assurance requirements – locally and globally. We are experts in industry-based compliance; our experts have helped develop global standards, and we’re also regional experts on the NESA Information Assurance standards.

  • Cyber Resilience

    With the growing sophistication and persistence of cyber threats, cyber security is no longer enough. A more comprehensive, proactive and integrated cyber resilience is required. DarkMatter can guide organisations through defence-in-depth solutions that not only… Read more

    With the growing sophistication and persistence of cyber threats, cyber security is no longer enough. A more comprehensive, proactive and integrated cyber resilience is required. DarkMatter can guide organisations through defence-in-depth solutions that not only layer security technologies, but add more active monitoring, analytics and forensics.

    Key questions answered: Am I protected? Do I have the correct defence-in-depth security strategy in place?

    DarkMatter has experience across all aspects of the defence-in-depth spectrum. We perform a cyber security assessment of your strategy and current defence-in-depth implementation and recommend actions to protect your data at every level.

    With 360-degree expertise covering the entire cyber security environment, DarkMatter has all the assets and capabilities to assess the cyber security posture of any organisation’s IT environment. We offer penetration testing, and assessment and validation of networks, systems, hardware, software, firmware, ciphers, and even employee cyber security awareness.

    We can architect and design a SOC or recommend enhancements to an existing SOC; we can design and build a secure communications solution, or help you harden an existing system; and we can work with you to create a cyber security strategy that includes policies and a defence-in-depth plan.

  • Business Efficiency

    The overlap between cyber security and IT performance provides an opportunity for organisations to implement an IT environment that not only delivers the critical security required today, but also unlocks business efficiency opportunities. Key questions… Read more

    The overlap between cyber security and IT performance provides an opportunity for organisations to implement an IT environment that not only delivers the critical security required today, but also unlocks business efficiency opportunities.

    Key questions answered: Do I have the correct IT infrastructure to be efficient and secure? Should I move to newer technologies such as cloud and big data?

    Understanding your business needs, DarkMatter can bridge the gap between information technology and the business to make you more efficient and secure. After understanding your business, we perform an assessment of your current IT infrastructure and architect your next-generation solution.

  • Technology Assessment

    From hardware and IoT devices to operating systems and apps, there is a wide array of products, solutions, vendors and claims in the cyber security space, making it tough to sort through the marketing messages… Read more

    From hardware and IoT devices to operating systems and apps, there is a wide array of products, solutions, vendors and claims in the cyber security space, making it tough to sort through the marketing messages to find the right fit.

    Key questions answered:

    • How do I know if this is the right technology for my organisation?
    • Who can translate the marketing lingo and technical jargon into language I can understand?

    As a firm with no legacy technology preferences, DarkMatter has a technology-agnostic view of the market, and a deep understanding of the vendor landscape and vendor capabilities. Through our technology partnerships with some of the world’s most respected technology firms, we help companies find the cyber security and IT solutions that best meets their needs.