Governance, Risk & Compliance

Our experts help you ensure compliance with regulations and global standards.

Our experts help you ensure compliance with regulations and global standards, identify and address cyber risks, and implement cyber resilience platforms for smart cities and other smart organisations.

This work is crticial when addressing the myriad risks associated with the overwhelmingly complex and continually evolving nature of cyber attacks, threats and exploits.

Our experts have helped write national and international regulations and standards, making us uniquely positioned to help customers address all aspects governance, risk and compliance.

We provide GRC Platform implementation, compliance and risk management services, and consulting on the development and modification of cyber and electronic threat regulations and standards.

  • Risk Assessment

    DarkMatter works alongside organisations to conduct end-to-end and top-to-bottom risk assessments. To this work, we bring a nuanced understanding of all applicable national and international regulations and standards including the UAE's Information Assurance standards, PCI… Read more

    DarkMatter works alongside organisations to conduct end-to-end and top-to-bottom risk assessments. To this work, we bring a nuanced understanding of all applicable national and international regulations and standards including the UAE’s Information Assurance standards, PCI (Payment Card Industry) Data Security Standards, ISO 27001 and 27002, NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) 80053, IEC (International Electro technical Commission) 62443 and the ISACA COBIT framework.

    Our proprietary GRC risk assessment and mitigation tool generates a detailed and comprehensive roadmap toward full compliance with all applicable regulations and international standards.

  • Regulations

    Governments, industry regulators and other authorities can support economic growth and encourage foreign and domestic investment by putting in place rules and regulations that encourages strong and vigilant cyber security. DarkMatter professionals have helped to… Read more

    Governments, industry regulators and other authorities can support economic growth and encourage foreign and domestic investment by putting in place rules and regulations that encourages strong and vigilant cyber security.

    DarkMatter professionals have helped to develop cyber security regulations in major national jurisdictions and international standards. They bring this expertise to regional governments looking to put regulations in place to protect the vitality of their economies and their critical infrastructure.

    More specialised services include developing regulations related to data sovereignty, data classification, and smart city environments.

    We also assist governments and regulators in creating industry-specific technical and cybersecurity related standards in vital sectors such as oil and gas, utilities and other infrastructure, financial services and health care.

  • Compliance

    Compliance is not a check-the-box exercise for us at DarkMatter, because we leverage the compliance process as an opportunity to identify an organisation's cyber threat weaknesses, and implement mitigation strategies that will have a real… Read more

    Compliance is not a check-the-box exercise for us at DarkMatter, because we leverage the compliance process as an opportunity to identify an organisation’s cyber threat weaknesses, and implement mitigation strategies that will have a real impact on raising the defence posture through true business-level risk mitigation.

    Drawing on their previous experience developing global standards and national regulations, our compliance experts understand both the letter and spirit of these criteria, allowing for an efficient and effective process.

    Crucially, our compliance teams are comprised of two sets of experts: those with extensive knowledge of standards and regulations, and those with a deep understanding of each client’s industry. Our sector experts range from oil and gas, power generation, and telecommunications to healthcare, transportation and logistics, giving us a clear roadmap of how compliance implementation and risk mitigation will look for each industry and client.

    We help both public and private sector entities cross over the compliance hurdle concerning standards such as the UAE’s Information Assurance standards, PCI (Payment Card Industry) Data Security Standards, ISO 27001 and 27002, NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) 80053, IEC (International Electro technical Commission) 62443 and the ISACA COBIT framework.

  • Platform Implementation

    To help customers address the increasing complexity of the cyber threat environment, overlaid by varying and evolving national and international standards and regulations, DarkMatter provides industry leading GRC Platform implementations to enterprise and government customers.… Read more

    To help customers address the increasing complexity of the cyber threat environment, overlaid by varying and evolving national and international standards and regulations, DarkMatter provides industry leading GRC Platform implementations to enterprise and government customers.

    Integrating all key enterprise and regulatory metrics, our GRC Platforms simplify and organise each customer’s ongoing compliance and risk mitigation activities. This includes all business processes and data feeds from relevant technologies and covers all parts of the organisation that impact or can be impacted by cyber security issues and cyber threat abatement actions.

    Each DarkMatter GRC platform implementation is custom made to the specific needs of the customer, incorporating all applicable geography, technology and industry specific standards and regulations.

    The key system interface and value added output of each multilayered implementation is a bespoke dashboard designed to the needs of the organisation’s operational, risk and compliance decision makers.

    With all governance, risk and compliance issues presented in a clear and unified format, people with GRC responsibilities at various levels of the organisation can easily see all key metrics relevant to their roles, in a customised view that presents the information they need for their scope of responsibility.

    The dynamic nature of the platform incorporates both external changes to the regulatory and standards environment and internal issues that arise that could negatively impact the organisation’s compliance and risk mitigation stance.

  • Smart City

    The GRC team helps smart cities, smart countries and smart enterprises identify cyber risks, develop resilient systems, and plan for effective remediation in the case of attack or disaster. The principle tool to achieve this… Read more

    The GRC team helps smart cities, smart countries and smart enterprises identify cyber risks, develop resilient systems, and plan for effective remediation in the case of attack or disaster.

    The principle tool to achieve this is the DarkMatter Cyber Resilience Platform. This tool recognises that in a smart city setting, with millions of connected personal mobile devices, sensors, systems and internet of things (IoT) gadgets, preventing a cyber attack is virtually impossible. The goal, rather, is to build resilience into the system, so that attacks are identified early and their impacts are as mild as possible.

    The Resilience Platform works to identify key smart city operating entities (such as law enforcement, power & utilities, transportation, telecom, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, etc.), their services and the associated risks deriving from a breakdown in delivery of these services. This includes identifying the cascading impact of a breakdown in services at one entity across the entire smart city platform.

    The platform then predicts, correlates and aggregates those risks across the smart city ecosystem and guides decision makers in making changes to better manage those risks.