The following case studies demonstrate the breadth of the security advisory work we undertake, the type of organisations we work with and the strength of our client relationships over many years. We are known for sensible, reliable, cost effective and appropriate advice that helps our clients evaluate the security threats they face and how to manage these in an appropriate way that meets stakeholder interests and cost pressures.
A governmental energy agency asked us to independently evaluate how an energy distribution operator was applying regulatory guidelines for the protection of critical energy infrastructure. The operator in question had engaged a security installation company to deliver an integrated system, without setting accurate design criteria for the required measures. Our performance testing highlighted a serious gap between the client’s original objectives and the level of capability actually provided by the multi-million dollar investment. We used quantitative data to evidence these issues and subsequently developed recommendations to resolve them. We brokered an agreement whereby the operator took on additional costs associated with design modifications, whilst the installer accepted responsibility for many of the technical shortcomings. Because of our work, the government agency reviewed its Critical Infrastructure Protection programme, applying a more accurate set of guiding principles to ensure that future installations meet requirements in a cost-effective manner.