What we do...

Black Swan Technologies utilizes a true holistic approach to security and can provide the third-party Information Security Assurance and Due Diligence needed in a demanding regulated compliance-driven industry.  Your company will be able to demonstrate that Due Care efforts have been taken to safeguard assets that will be recognized by Auditors and Examiners.

Our experience spans expertise in Cybersecurity and Risk Management and the ability to identify and action top priorities. This is fortified with IT technical expertise to architect the tools to future proof and manage the immediate risks of an organization.

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Global cybersecurity spending to grow 7% to $86.4BN in 2017, says Gartner

Analyst Gartner is projecting that worldwide spending on IT security products and services will grow seven per cent, year over year, to reach a total of $86.4 billion in 2017 — suggesting opportunities for security startups to tap into rising demand for specialist b2b services. Within the infrastructure protection segment, the analyst is forecasting fast growth in the security testing market, though it notes this is coming from a small base.

Factors that Gartner points to as driving spending here include continued data breaches and growing demand for app security testing. The fastest growing segment will be security services, according to the analyst — especially IT outsourcing, consulting and implementation services.

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Enterprise Risk Management

Why Do You Need a Security Policy? Who is responsible for securing an organization's information?

Risk management is the ongoing process of identifying, assessing, and responding to risk. To manage risk, organizations need to understand the likelihood that an event will occur and the resulting impact. This information will determine the acceptable level of risk and will be expressed as their risk tolerance.

Risk acceptance should be a conscious, proactive decision, not a circumstance in which the enterprise finds itself because no conscious decision was made. Formal recognition of the remaining risk after the application of controls helps the organization develop a risk-aware culture and establishes the foundation of accountability.

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Preparing for the Unexpected...

Black Swan comes from the 17th century European assumption that 'All swans are white'. In that context, a black swan was a symbol for something that was impossible or could not exist. In the 18th Century, the discovery of black swans metamorphosed the term to connote that a perceived impossibility may actually come to pass. The Black Swan Theory concerns high-impact, hard-to-predict, and rare events beyond the realm of normal expectations. …almost all consequential events in history come from the unexpected.  Banks and trading firms are very vulnerable to hazardous Black Swan events and are exposed to losses beyond that predicted by their models.  Almost all major scientific discoveries, historical events, and artistic accomplishments are "black swans"—undirected and unpredicted.

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Are you ready to learn how to prepare for the unexpected?