PwC partners with US based cyber security firm Tanium

25 August 2015 Consultancy.uk

PwC and IT services firm Tanium signed a strategic alliance to combine PwC’s security expertise with Tanium’s technology. The deal sees PwC introduce new Tanium Accelerators to its Cyber Security Practice in a bid to provide its clients with enhanced capabilities to combat cybercrime.

Tanium was founded in 2007 to “deliver a new and innovative approach to endpoint management and security.” The IT services firm serves as a ‘central nervous system’ for its clients to provide them with the power to secure, control and manage millions of endpoints across their enterprise, allowing them to protect against modern day threats, while also realise cost efficiency in IT operations. The US-based firm has over 200 experts working from its six offices around the world.

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With the aim to help their clients battle cyber-attacks and insider threats, professional services firm PwC and Tanium decided to partner up. Under the strategic alliance, PwC’s threat intelligence and consulting practices will be coupled with the endpoint security and systems management software platform of Tanium as the firm will introduce new Tanium Accelerators to its cyber security practice, including threat intelligence, content development, remote hunt team and incident response services, consulting and integration, and data privacy impact assessments.

The technology will enable PwC’s clients with 15-second visibility into and control over all of the globally distributed endpoints across the organisation, allowing them to quickly assess, identify and manage the threats and vulnerabilities they face on a daily basis.

David Damato and Kris McConkey“PwC’s Tanium Accelerator services have already helped their clients better detect, respond to, and resolve advanced attacks,” explains David Damato, Chief Security Officer at Tanium. “Having spent years on the front lines of cyber-crime investigations for Fortune 500 companies, it’s clear that the combination of PwC’s Cyber Security practice capabilities and Tanium’s platform enabling 15-second endpoint visibility and control will bring immense value to organisations.”

Kris McConkey, Cyber Security Partner at PwC, adds: “Cyber security remains one of the leading concerns for today’s CEOs given the risk to their businesses from the increasing prevalence of cyber and insider threats. By combining PwC’s global incident response, intelligence and security consulting teams with the speed and flexibility of the Tanium platform we are making a real difference to the security challenges our clients are facing. Organisations now have the ability to act faster and smarter at scale to identify and resolve malicious activity, minimise their attack surface and establish facts about their environment in 15 seconds which previously took days or weeks.”

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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.”