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Eversheds Sutherland, Konexo, Grant Thornton and Trustwave launch new cybersecurity and data privacy consortium

Eversheds Sutherland, together with Konexo, has formed a consortium with leading business, financial and cybersecurity adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP, and Trustwave, a leading cybersecurity and managed security services provider.

Working in collaboration, the unique consortium will provide global clients, predominately in regulated sectors such as Financial Services, procurement options over and above the traditional providers through a breadth of integrated digital resilience services. Each member of the consortium will bring core capabilities including legal advisory and managed services, IT assurance, digital forensics, cybersecurity advisory, and strategic and technical consulting.

The consortium combines the legal and regulatory knowledge of Eversheds Sutherland, with the cost effective and technology enabled processing of Konexo. This is strengthened by the cyber risk management and assurance pedigree of Grant Thornton, collaborating with the cyber advisory and threat detection specialisms of Trustwave.

Organisations across the world continue to face the effects of the global pandemic. Threats of cyber-attacks, ongoing regulatory changes, geopolitical risks and an uncertain global economy will keep cybersecurity, data privacy and digital resilience issues at the top of boardroom agendas.

Paula Barrett, co-lead of global cybersecurity and privacy practice, Eversheds Sutherland, commented:

“Digital resilience is not just about surviving a crisis, it is about maximising the benefits of digital enablement, while confronting and being nimble enough to rebound quickly.

“Building strong and robust digital resilience into a risk framework enables clients to better achieve their overall objectives. Through the combination of specialist and technical ability, we are uniquely positioned to assist clients throughout the entire security lifecycle.”

Brett Aubin, Head of Regulatory Response, Konexo, said:

“Reacting to the rapidly evolving digital reality against the backdrop of COVID-19, together with ongoing threats businesses face, the consortium will provide a cutting-edge proposition that, at its heart, recognises a state of digital compromise rather than absolute defence.”

Manu Sharma, Partner and Head of Cyber Security and Resilience, Financial Services Group, Grant Thornton UK LLP, added:

“Almost every aspect of an organisation’s operations is now digitally enabled and, in this environment, it is vital that businesses understand the need to build effective digital resilience. Prioritising both continuous assurance and creating a robust control framework, are critical to both mitigating risk and reducing the chance of a crisis. Ensuring strong digital resilience also provides organisations with a competitive advantage. Fast and efficient processes have become even more critical during the COVID-19 pandemic, as the move to e-commerce has been accelerated and is expected to remain.  The consortium is uniquely positioned to help organisations maximise on this opportunity and drive digital resilience through a ‘one stop shop’ of expert advice and world-class, core services.”

Derek Taylor, Consulting & Professional Services, Trustwave, commented:

“Predicated on an assumption of compromise, digital resilience is the solid foundation that can be built upon to maximise the success of digital transformation by enabling rapid threat detection and eradication. Our consortium uniquely provides the full spectrum capabilities required to deliver such digital resilience.”

Craig Rogers, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland, said:

“Our experience of working across a number of projects over the last few years (from M&A, complex outsourcing, regulatory change programs and cyber incidents) have shown the value to our clients of the combined legal, consulting and assurance offering.  This is not just about issue spotting but helping to provide practical solutions to manage evolving risks and protect the value of assets and investments.”


About Eversheds Sutherland

As a global top 40 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides legal services to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals, acting for 66 of the FTSE 100, 73 of the Fortune 100 and 119 of the Fortune 200

With more than 3,000 lawyers, Eversheds Sutherland operates in 69 offices in 34 jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. In addition, a network of more than 200 related law firms, including formalized alliances in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa, provide support around the globe.

www.eversheds-sutherland.com

About Konexo

Unique in the market, Konexo – developed by Eversheds Sutherland – provides tech-led, global alternative legal service and compliance services. It provides advisory services, managed services and interim resources to national and international clients in the UK, Europe, Asia and the US. Staffed by a team of over 180 people, Konexo offers clients an unrivalled breadth of legal, regulatory and compliance services.

Konexo has a team of 60 corporate secretarial professionals dedicated to these services. The team has a wide breadth and depth of experience and skillsets which it applies to its everyday interactions with clients, bringing them industry insights and best practices as well as commercial, business-driven solutions.

www.konexoglobal.com

About Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms, and provides a leading end-to-end suite of cyber security services.  Proactive teams use insights, experience and technical excellence to understand complex issues for privately owned, publicly listed and public sector clients – helping them to find sustainable solutions.

More than 56,000 Grant Thornton people across 140 countries are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work. We’ve got scale, combined with local market understanding. That means we’re everywhere our clients are, as well as where they want to be.

The UK Grant Thornton member firm is led by 190 partners and employs over 4,500 of the profession’s brightest minds. We are a business, risk and cybersecurity adviser that helps organisations navigate today’s volatile markets, has a strong focus on quality and delivers insights to succeed.

Find out more at https://www.grantthornton.co.uk/ @GrantThorntonUK

© 2020 Grant Thornton UK LLP. All rights reserved.

About Trustwave

Trustwave is a leading cybersecurity and managed security services provider focused on threat detection and response. Offering a comprehensive portfolio of managed security services, consulting and professional services, and data protection technology, Trustwave helps businesses embrace digital transformation securely. Trustwave is a Singtel company and the global security arm of Singtel, Optus and NCS, with customers in 96 countries.

For more information about Trustwave, visit https://www.trustwave.com