From many years working with the Saepio team, I can say with confidence they are subject matter experts that give clarity to the complex world of cyber security and give trustworthy direction that helps drive our continuous improvement
In 1989, Barnett Waddingham started with a vision - one that is still as strong today. Their promise? To do the right thing. Barnett Waddingham is a leading independent UK consultancy at the forefront of risk, pensions, investment and insurance, with a continued and long-term commitment to delivering value to their clients.
With the increasing likelihood and impact of security incidents, Barnett Waddingham take a mature approach to continually improving cyber resilience. With the business growing in terms of staff and clients alongside the adoption of cloud applications and remote working, a drive to enhance technology controls and processes to prevent, detect and respond to incidents was undertaken. The goal was to improve security with minimal impact on operational overhead.
Working with Saepio, an ecosystem of integrated best of breed security tools was architected and deployed to replace and enhance the numerous point controls in place. This future state security architecture involves technology that integrates seamlessly, bi-directionally shares threat intelligence and sends all relevant events and alerts to a centralised security operations platform which automatically triggers appropriate incident response actions.
With the integration and automation present in the new security ecosystem, coupled with good processes in the Barnett Waddingham team, employees, systems and data are better protected from cyber threats and in the event of an incident, the ability to detect and trigger rapid response ensures the impact is minimised. Importantly, the elevated stance of cyber resilience does not burden the operations team.
We trust Saepio to give us objective advice on all things related to Cyber Security. Their network of service partners meets our needs, and it has been a pleasure working with the team from Pentest People.
Founded in 1995, Hobbycraft has since grown to a nationwide business with over 100 stores across the UK, ready to support and inspire an ever-expanding variety of crafts. Hobbycraft also has a thriving eCommerce business, which has seen significant growth in demand since the Covid pandemic in early 2020.
A key focus for Hobbycraft has been to mature the IT Security of the organisation. Under the guidance of IT Director – Matt Louth, a decision was made to undertake a raft of improvements in line with Best Practice Frameworks, specifically Cyber Essentials Plus, with a longer-term target of ISO27001. As a well-known and respected retail brand, and with an ever-growing online business, protection of the brand, digital assets and customer data is paramount.
Saepio has been engaged as a partner to help create and manage the security improvement plan and deploy best-fit solutions and services. Following an initial security audit, it was highlighted that regular penetration testing would both be a measure to practically assess the internal and external security controls, as well as help work towards the compliance initiatives. Saepio introduced our testing partner – Pentest People, as being ideal for Hobbycraft to work with. Pentest People have worked with a large number of our customers, with universally good feedback on the engagement, quality of work and value for money. Since 2019, Pentest People have conducted a wide range of testing over Hobbycraft’s Internal, External, Wi-Fi and Website.
The continued success of this engagement has firstly affirmed the pro-active measures that Hobbycraft has been spearheading, and secondly has drawn attention to any areas that may need addressing before a situation could arise. As part of a long-term relationship with Saepio and our specialist partners such as Pentest People, Hobbycraft will be guided through the oftentimes labyrinthian Cyber Security landscape. Taking a risk-centric view, and focusing on the right balance of Policy, Products and People to meet their goals and initiatives.
Saepio are knowledgeable, understand the legal sector, are passionate about what they do and care about delivering results. A pleasure to work with and are considered a long term partner to this firm.
Many people comment on the Wright Hassall name, asking whether it is a gimmick. But it isn't; Wright Hassall has been supporting individuals and businesses in Warwickshire for over 170 years and has been awarded the nation’s leading regional law firm.
With threats evolving fast and information protection increasing in importance, Wright Hassall embarked on a security improvement drive to align the firm with Cyber Essentials and ISO 27001 best practice. Being a leading regional law firm, confidentiality and integrity of data is paramount however it also needs to be easily available; to employees via cloud adoption and clients through digital services.
Saepio were engaged as a partner to aid with the security improvement plan and deploy best fit solutions. Following a security review, it was apparent a number of point products had been organically adopted over time to address specific security challenges. To reduce the quantity of independent management consoles, support contracts and subscription charges, a number of these products could be consolidated into a single technology platform delivering clear security, administrative and commercial benefits. Additionally, most controls focused on preventing cyber threats therefore incident detection and response capabilities were implemented to provide security visibility across the firm.
The successful implementation of a market leading Next Generation Enterprise Security Platform consolidated multiple technologies into a single solution that delivers advanced threat prevention, improved control and simplified management. Coupled with a cloud SIEM, threat detection and incident response tool, Wright Hassall have confidence in complying with best practice security standards.
It’s a pleasure working with Saepio. Their advice helps define our security strategy and I have confidence in them as an extension of my team.
With approaching 600 restaurants around the globe, 2 main office locations and in excess of 10,000 employees, PizzaExpress manage and secure a broad IT estate. The company brand is well recognised and trusted so protection of customer data against compromise is paramount to maintaining a positive reputation.
The General Data Protection Legislation posed new data security challenges for PizzaExpress. Although robust controls were in place to protect information and the infrastructure, the desire to align with latest security best practice resulted in the initiation of an improvement project.
PizzaExpress appointed Saepio’s expertise to conduct a ‘state of the nation’ review of security polices, products and processes mapping specifically against the GDPR legislation. The findings were presented to stakeholders of the business and a logical action plan was defined to remediate risk in order of priority. In partnership with the PizzaExpress IT and GRC departments, Saepio continue to help implement best fit solutions that fulfil the security improvement strategy and sustain compliance ongoing.
PizzaExpress embarked on a journey to mature data security policies, products and processes. As an extension of the PizzaExpress team, Saepio’s industry knowledge ensured optimal use of budget and resource to reduce risk and improve security with the result being protection of their valued customer data and well-loved brand.
Saepio are always on hand to offer advice and guidance when it comes to our security decisions. They are an asset for BDO and are a pleasure to work with.
BDO are a ‘top five’ global accounting firm with 74,000 people working out of 1,500 offices across 162 territories. They provide tax, audit and assurance, advisory and business outsourcing services to companies across all sectors of the economy. Confidentiality, integrity and availability of the firms data is vital.
To best protect the firm against the evolving threat landscape, BDO UK embarked on a security drive to further improve already robust security controls and processes. Saepio were engaged as a partner to advise and assist with the implementation of best fit solutions achieving high standards of data protection while giving BDO employees the access and flexibility to work more effectively.
Like most firms, email is a business critical tool. This is especially true for BDO. With over 90% of successful cyberattacks starting with a malicious email, securing this essential communication medium is always a high priority. Ensuring email is always on for the global workforce and that any email sent or received can be easily retrieved aids business productivity and compliance.
Successful implementation of the market leading email security, continuity and archiving service provides BDO with advanced protection against all type of malicious email. Employees have additional methods to seamlessly access their email avoiding any downtime, plus all email sent and received is safely stored and easily accessed whenever and wherever required. The IT and Security departments at BDO have central visibility and control over email and can confidently adhere to compliance and best practice requirements.
Saepio continue to advise Goals on security best practice, including upgrading to an Endpoint Protection solution which adds automated response and ransomware rollback capabilities. Since deploying the solution, Goals have had no incidence of malware on their endpoints.
Saepio were selected to partner with Countryside to reduce cyber risk. Their passion, experience and real world approach to addressing information security challenges stood out. Saepio don’t just help on specific projects, they work to deliver a continuous security improvement plan