In today's digital landscape, maintaining resilience and trust is crucial for businesses to withstand and recover from cyber threats. With technology playing an increasingly important role in all aspects of business, companies must be prepared to address the vulnerabilities and risks that come with it. This includes protecting their reputation, finances, and operations from digital threats.

Dealing with cyberattacks from nation-states

In our digitized world, nation-states are increasingly active in the cyberspace domain. Depending on the level of justice and democracy, nation-states perform cyber espionage and cyberattacks on other (governmental) organizations. Groups or individuals that are either sponsored or employed by nation-states are called nation-state threat actors.  

Nation-state threat actors are usually highly skilled, well-funded, and have the patience and determination to achieve their objectives. They are often associated with Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and are among the most sophisticated and dangerous cyber actors. They are a genuine concern to a lot of organizations and governments worldwide. The current instability on a geopolitical level is a driver for increased cyber activity and is a major threat to a variety of sectors.

Managing cyber risks and building resilience

To help businesses navigate this ever-evolving landscape, KPMG offers a range of services focused on building resilience, maintaining digital trust, and managing cyber risks. Our experts work with you to identify potential vulnerabilities and provide tailored solutions to address them, whether it's through incident response planning, cybersecurity assessments, or implementing best practices for data protection. By working with KPMG, you can proactively manage cyber risks and build resilience to protect your digital assets and maintain trust with your stakeholders.

Cyber Resilience and Digital Trust Services

With our scenario-based penetration tests, we identify vulnerabilities in systems, applications or infrastructure by following predefined scenarios in which we perform one or more specific test scenarios.

With our Red Teaming service, we can realistically assess how cyber resilient our client is. During a Red Teaming, our clients undergo a realistic cyberattack, where we simulate real threat actors that are applicable to our clients, based on provided or acquired threat intelligence. By using the same techniques and tactics as real threat actors, we focus on cyber resilience, meaning that we assess all preventive, detection, and response measures.

Our Attack Surface Management takes a proactive approach to identify and mitigate attack surfaces. We assess risks, identify entry points, and implement measures like network segmentation, application hardening, and security controls to reduce risk and make it more difficult for attackers to target systems or organizations.

We provide TIBER assessments for financial institutions to enhance cyber resilience and compliance with regulations. ​

Our expert team conducts simulated attacks based on threat intelligence to identify vulnerabilities and improve cybersecurity posture, with guidance for incident response. Our services help ensure regulatory compliance and improve overall cyber resilience.

We provide incident readiness assessments to evaluate and improve an organization's incident response capabilities. The assessment includes a review of policies, procedures, technical capabilities, and a tabletop exercise to test response readiness. The result is a report with recommendations for improving incident response, and we can help develop and implement a road map for improvement.

KPMG’s NS threat readiness assessment is a comprehensive risk assessment of your organization’s readiness to prevent, detect, contain, and respond to a threat to information assets. The NS threat readiness assessment framework adds to this proven concept with specific nation-state-related insights. 

ASM is the continuous discovery, analysis, remediation, and monitoring of the cyber maturity, vulnerabilities, and potential attack vectors within your attack surface. The solution further strengthens the external-facing surface of your network against supply chain attacks by nation-states. 

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