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  • Cyber Security

    “Most of the companies are sufficiently aware
    of the cyber risks they face. However, they do
    not take enough concrete measures in order
    to limit them. Which actions do I have to take
    to be sufficiently protected?”

Cyber Security

Prevention is no longer enough in this digital world

In an increasingly digital and connected world, cyber threats are growing in complexity and scale. Combined with increasing legal compliance requirements, such as the European privacy regulations (GDPR) and the Network Information Security (NIS) Directive, and the need to control business operations, we see that their impact on organisations is growing disproportionately. Cyber security is an important matter for every type of organisation, from medium-sized (family) companies to multinationals and public organisations such as care institutions, cities and municipalities.

Traditional security concepts and compliance-oriented controls today no longer provide an adequate level of protection against hackers. Prevention is no longer enough in this digital world. Cyber security must be organised 24/7, but your internal IT department often does not have the time and/or knowledge to verify in depth whether your organisation and processes are up to date. Moreover, an abundance of different measures, solutions and service providers, often with very specific and expensive solutions, make it difficult to make the right choices.

An insight into your cyber security

At BDO, we feel that effective cyber security is not just an instrument. Instead, we believe it involves a combination of good security awareness, a clear view of risks, and adequate and appropriate security measures that are continuously updated and/or improved. We believe that good cyber security measures must be available for every type and size of organisation, while still keeping the budget restrictions in balance.

BDO helps you gain insight whether your organisation is resilient to and against cyber incidents. We provide you with an overview of the cyber threats relevant to you, your employees and your organisation. To facilitate all of this, we have developed a cyber security maturity assessment. Our assessment model is based on the generally-accepted best practice framework of the Center of Internet Security (CIS). Moreover, it takes into account the three main building blocks for effective and efficient cyber security: people, technology and processes.

We offer our customers various services for each building block, each with a coordinated and technical approach. This results in clear recommendations and specific actions to guarantee the confidentiality, integrity, availability and security of your data and systems.

Our services are offered either as stand-alone products, combined (e.g. a phishing attack combined with awareness training) or as part of a cyber maturity assessment, in which the three building blocks are analysed based on your cyber maturity.

Together towards a safer cyber environment

What can you expect from us? This is simple: while developments used to be slow, in today’s world things are moving at breakneck speed. However, the basic principle remains the same: only those who can adapt will survive. We guide you with pragmatic advise to a safer cyber environment and higher cyber maturity.

Our services are provided by our certified and experienced professionals with the right, proven and effective tools for your entire organisation. BDO operates in over 160 countries globally and offers its cyber security services all over the world. BDO colleagues and offices work together across the planet in the field of cyber security.


Are you interested in how BDO can help you find a practical solution to get your cyber security up to standard? Contact one of our specialists for a no-obligation introduction.

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The Risk Advisory team, to which the cyber team belongs, consists of a wide range of experts: data privacy consultants, fraud examiners, business experts and risk analysts. Our professionals continuously improve their practical experience in specialised training courses, and they learn even more through every case. They are very aware that cyber security doesn’t stop with technology. So engage our expertise also for:

White paper

Improving your organisation’s maturity level? In our white paper entitled ‘A pragmatic approach to enhancing cyber security’, we explain what a company needs to do to address key cyber risks and draw up a pragmatic roadmap to help you do this.

Do the test

Is your organisation adequately protected against cyber-attacks? Find out using our cybersecurity self-assessment. It takes about 10 minutes to complete and determine your maturity level. The result is afterwards sent to you immediately by e-mail.