Ava Group launches Global Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence

CYBERSECURITY 4Ava Group, one of the leading providers of risk management services and technologies, has launched the Global Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence (CCoE) demonstrating the commitment to the data security of the customers

The company aims to provide expert guidance and assurance that the products deployed on their data network infrastructure exceed stringent globally-recognised cybersecurity standards.

Ava Group customers operate some of the most at-risk infrastructures around the world, across sectors that include extractives and energy, utilities, government and military sites. The CCoE’s mission is to ensure a high standard of cybersecurity and that all Ava Group products are subjected to rigorous and continuous testing during development and their entire lifespan to ensure there are no weaknesses in the product that could compromise an organisation’s security credentials.

The CCoE takes full advantage of the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, combined with 2900 cybersecurity standards from globally-recognised independent testing organisation Underwriter Laboratories (UL).

In addition, the CCoE offers customers market-leading access to security configuration information, product-specific hardening guides and validated testing reports, as well as offering a greater value with expert advice regarding enhancements for the protection of the entire data network infrastructure. The Ava Group has a long-standing and proven pedigree in data network infrastructure protection through its Future Fibre Technologies (FFT) Data Network Infrastructure Physical Security (DNIPS) application.

Kevin Berry, head of information security at Ava Group, stated, “Any time an organisation selects a product to place on their data network it represents the possibility for an increased risk. The CCoE mitigates this risk, providing security and IT teams with the peace-of-mind that the deployment and running of the application will not expose them.”

The scale of the cybersecurity threat remains high with predictions that by 2019 a business somewhere in the world will succumb to an attack every 14 seconds. The financial burden of which is estimated to be an average of US$800,000. The total annual cost to the global economy is estimated at over US$6 trillion.

Chris Fergus, CEO of Ava Group, concluded, “In launching the CCoE, Ava Group has once again taken a market leading position both in respect of the cybersecurity of all its products and in their application to protect our client’s data network infrastructures.”

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