Risks Management, Security and Infrastructure

Some clients approach us because IT worries are keeping them awake at night. They’re concerned about increasing cyberthreats, security risks, regulatory issues, and compliance problems. Rightfully so: we meet clients whose businesses have literally been brought to a standstill by online attacks.

Other CEOs simply recognize the need to beef up cybersecurity and to create compliance policies, disaster plans, and business continuity plans.

Whatever the issue, it can be hard to move forward because the IT guys don’t always speak the same English as a CEO!

We assess the risk and present a plan

Risk and compliance management is a difficult area — there is no end to the money you could spend on hardware, software, and advice.

One of our consultants (we call them “Principals”) can join your senior team and explain the issues and options in plain business language. Our Principals then help you assess the risk and agree on a sensible plan.

We provide direction

Compliance and risk issues can be extremely complex. People without an IT background often don’t have enough time to fully investigate the details and make an assessment.

Freeman Clarke is unique because one of our Principals can get involved in every aspect of your IT, from servers and infrastructure to bespoke software.

We will understand your business, the demands of your sector, your back-office systems, your processes and data, your clients and supplier contracts.

We can present issues and options in business terms to allow the senior team to assess the real business issue, including your own appetite for risk, and to put in place a plan.

All our Principals have wide experience of common regulations and practices, and we have excellent links to experts in legal issues and specific areas of technical risk.

We understand that different clients have different needs

Many of our clients are traditional companies who simply need to get the basics right.

Some of our clients provide critical 24/7 services and need to be confident they can keep operating to fulfil their contracts and commitments.

Other clients are high-profile organizations subject to sustained cyberattack, sometimes politically motivated or even state-sponsored.

What they all have in common is the need for financially viable, technically sensible arrangements.

Business insights: Risks Management, Security and Infrastructure

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