ThreatAware’s cyber security platform allows firms to provide proof of compliance

Jon Abbott

Jon Abbott

ThreatAware, the dedicated cyber security monitoring and compliance platform, has added a new reporting feature which provides businesses with a full audit trail on any aspect of their IT security.

The new feature permits users to create a full report on the status of their cyber security and record any actions they’ve taken – whether they’re preparing for an ISO audit and want to show compliance with security standards, demonstrating their response to a cyber attack or breach or simply providing additional evidence of their efforts to safeguard clients’ data.

ThreatAware is the only platform that allows both IT professionals and directors with no specialist IT skills to monitor their cyber security posture. The easy-to-use dashboard allows them to check the status of their hardware and software and compliance with policies and procedures. It has been designed with financial services firms and other regulated industries very much in mind.

Jon Abbott, co-founder of ThreatAware, explained to Risk Xtra: “Cyber security is now a major challenge for business. A data breach or cyber attack may not only severely damage a company’s reputation, but also that of its directors. They can be held personally liable. ThreatAware not only safeguards against threats, but also provides auditable evidence that the Board has taken all reasonable steps to ensure compliance and prevent breaches.”

ThreatAware provides complete IT visibility, alerting them to threats and making it clear what actions need to be taken and by whom. It also comes complete with a framework designed to help companies comply with the relevant standards, whether that’s the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, Cyber Essentials or ISO/IEC 27001:2005. Importantly, it can be tailored for Financial Conduct Authority-regulated firms.

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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