Marsh joins forces with FireEye to map cyber breach risk

05 June 2015 Consultancy.uk

Marsh and FireEye have joined forces to deliver comprehensive assessments of clients for their security vulnerabilities, in part to deliver a better understanding of risks for cyber security cover. The collaboration will see FireEye-Mandiant consultants visit client businesses to identify their risk profile and suggest ways of improving their defensive postures.

FireEye is a US-based cyber security company, which offers a range of cyber security offerings to its more than 3,400 clients. The company’s offerings include, among others, a threat prevention platform and cloud-based security solutions – using real-time, dynamic threat protection across the primary threat vectors and across the different stages of an attack life cycle. The company was founded in 2004 and has approximately 2,500 employees.

In line with its ambition to offer its clients security readiness against the continued threat of cyber-attacks, consulting firm Marsh decided to partner with FireEye to deliver the Marsh Cyber OASIS (Objective Assessment Scorecard of Information Security).

Marsh joins forces with FireEye

The two parties will work together to develop an objective overview of a company’s risk profile to better inform cyber insurance portfolios. To create the profiles, clients will be visited on-site by a FireEye-Mandiant consultant whose role it is assess and compare their current defensive posture, processes and tools with current best practice in the market. As a result, clients will be provided an objective assessment of their current state and recommended relevant improvements to protect their business.

John Drzik, President of Marsh Global Risk and Specialties, says: “Cyber OASIS is the latest in a number of offerings from Marsh that are part of our commitment to combine insurance and risk advisory expertise with best-in-class cyber specialists and analytics to offer the risk management community the tools and resources it needs to manage their cyber exposures.”

“After the massive, public data breaches that came to define 2014, data security has become a board-level issue and organisations are moving quickly to better evaluate and manage their cyber security risk,” adds Jurgen Kutscher, Vice President of Security Consulting Services at FireEye. “By working with Marsh, we’re able to help evaluate an organisation’s threat profile and the efficacy of its current systems to provide recommendations on how to improve the firm’s overall posture across the risk spectrum.”

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Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

05 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Grey Consulting has forged a new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of the brightest creative innovators, headquartered at Somerset House, London. The partnership hopes to tap into the experimental community to develop pioneering solutions for Grey Consulting’s clients.

In August 2018, one of the world’s largest design agencies surprised the business world by launching a dedicated consulting outfit. The news came as the two industries continued on their trajectory towards a historic synthesis. The consulting industry has been engaged in a pitched battle with the advertising and design space for the past few years, as the former increasingly encroaches on the territory of the latter via a protracted campaign of mergers and acquisitions; but there had been little traffic moving in the other direction.

At its launch, Grey Consulting was not billed as a direct competitor to established consultancies. However, the firm behind the new entity hopes that its creative experience will give it a competitive edge in winning consulting business from its existing clients. The Grey Group is a global advertising and marketing agency with headquarters in New York City, and 432 offices in 96 countries, operating in 154 cities. Grey Consulting opened its doors with a view to aiding clients within the areas of business and brand design, innovation and digital transformations.Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

Now, as the firm looks to further expand its footprint in the market, Grey Consulting has unveiled details of a ground-breaking new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of creative innovators headquartered at Somerset House, London. The alignment with Makerversity is hoped to unlock the potential of collaborating with one of the world’s most experimental communities.

Makerversity curates and convenes the best talent across product design, fashion, art and experimental architecture, sustainable materials, IoT, digital manufacturing, and coding. It provides spaces and workshops for professional makers to develop and create their work, supported by Somerset House Trust. The alliance is expected to enable Grey Consulting to develop pioneering solutions for its clients, together with innovators who make something amazing for a living, every day. 

Leo Rayman, Grey Consulting CEO, commented, “This gives our clients the potential to access a network of some of the most diverse and innovative individuals in the world today. Being so tightly connected to a community of makers means we don’t just develop transformational strategies but can quickly realise them in three dimensions. This sets Grey Consulting apart from the pure play strategy houses who are sometimes criticised for not making their thinking real at the pace modern businesses require.” 

Fiona Dent, CEO of Makerversity, added, “Makerversity acts as a catalyst for unexpected encounters, fostering collaborations between an incredible range of the brightest leading creators and innovators. Our experimental approach and engaged members, whose own practice is defining our world, create highly original new outcomes. We are delighted to bring this philosophy to a wider audience and generate interesting projects for Makerversity members through our partnership with Grey Consulting.”