BlueVoyant, a cybersecurity services company, today announced a strategic partnership with UK-based third-party risk management consultancy, DVV Solutions, to deliver its Cyber Risk Management (CRx) services to DVV Solutions’ global customer base. This will be delivered primarily through BlueVoyant’s Vendor Risk Management (CR3) solution, providing risk identification, analysis and threat remediation.
Through DVV Solutions, BlueVoyant will undertake the triage, prioritisation and outreach to DVV Solutions’ customers, providing them with actionable intelligence through a managed service model. This will help to remediate and resolve the most pressing threats to their vendor ecosystems.
Frequently, organisations do not have the in-house skills or resources to address these supply chain vulnerabilities, with assessment and identification being very labour intensive. Now, DVV Solutions can help its customers to maximise their investment in third-party risk management programs, utilising BlueVoyant’s CRx managed services offering. This provides them with access to unmatched visibility and expertise, to meet the desired vendor risk management requirements, while improving their own cyber risk postures, and those within their vendor ecosystems.
Robert Hannigan, Chairman at BlueVoyant International, comments: “The knock-on effect of COVID-19 has led to squeezed financial margins and a reduction in the resources available to tackle third-party risk in the supply chain; just as the pandemic widens the attack surface. Our CRx solutions will provide the desired level of risk analysis and remediation for DVV Solutions’ customers and their vendor ecosystems, enabling them to effectively quantify, manage, and remediate third-party security risks, instead of just identifying the threats.”
Sean O’Brien, Managing Director of DVV Solutions, adds: “Partnering with BlueVoyant is a natural extension of our third-party risk management and security monitoring services. As businesses and their vendor ecosystems have changed throughout an unprecedented 2020, we have seen a sharp uptick in the requirement for managed services, as supply chains become increasingly complex. Organisations therefore require a managed service-based third-party risk management solution to cut through the noise, helping them to prioritise the most pertinent supply chain risks.”
“By utilising our collective team of risk experts in this managed service model, customers will quickly improve the return-on-investment from their third-party risk management program. This will also enable them to re-allocate resources towards what’s important: eliminating control gaps, raising security standards and reducing overall risk,” added O’Brien.
BlueVoyant’s CRx services complement DVV Solutions’ dedicated third-party risk management services portfolio. This portfolio includes on-site/virtual audits, risk assessments, questionnaires, security ratings, continuous monitoring, cyber risk maturity consultancy and regulatory compliance services.
BlueVoyant will also deliver its Cyber Risk Management for Investors (CRi) solution, as part of DVV Solutions’ mergers and acquisitions (M&A) consultancy. This effectively identifies cybersecurity risk throughout the investment process, such as pre- and post-investment and acquisition.
This provides the desired expertise to assess, quantify, and mitigate cyber risks associated with a potential transaction or an investment portfolio. This level of due diligence is becoming an increasingly important pillar of the Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) frameworks that many organisations are adhering to.
Robert Hannigan concludes: “Organisations are now realising the responsibilities they have in actively identifying and managing cyber risks throughout their vendor ecosystems, and how this directly impacts operational resiliency and financial stability. Our CRx services enables an increasing number of customers and prospects across the UK and Europe to address these issues, building upon DVV Solutions’ existing managed services portfolio.”
BlueVoyant is an expert-driven cybersecurity services company whose mission is to proactively defend organisations of all sizes against today’s constant, sophisticated attackers and advanced threats.
Led by CEO, Jim Rosenthal, BlueVoyant’s highly skilled team includes former government cyber officials with extensive frontline experience in responding to advanced cyber threats on behalf of the National Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Unit 8200 and GCHQ, together with private sector experts. BlueVoyant services utilise large real-time datasets with industry-leading analytics and technologies.
Founded in 2017 by Fortune 500 executives, including Executive Chairman Tom Glocer and former Government cyber officials, BlueVoyant is headquartered in New York City and has offices in Maryland, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Manila, Toronto, London and Latin America. For more information, please visit www.bluevoyant.com.
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