Grant Thornton and Exabeam team to thwart cyber theft and sabotage

CHICAGO — Grant Thornton LLP has entered an alliance agreement with Exabeam, a company that provides next-generation security intelligence and management solutions to help organizations protect their most valuable information.

The Exabeam Security Intelligence Platform combines a security data lake for unlimited log collection, machine learning for advanced analytics, and automated incident response into an integrated set of products.

Through the alliance, Grant Thornton can provide its clients with enhanced security analytics and strengthened cyber-defense programs – reducing their incident-response times and providing increased insider-threat detection capabilities. In addition, Grant Thornton can now help companies detect real-time threats to sensitive data from outside of their operations, and use behavioral analytics to identify advanced cyber perils. The firm will also leverage Exabeam as part of its existing insider-threat management and cyber-defense transformation services that mitigate threats such as data theft, fraud and brand delusion.

The arrangement complements Grant Thornton’s long-standing ability to design security solutions and engineering strategies – and also provides use-case and cyber-defense integration leveraging Exabeam’s solutions.

“A good cyber-defense program means combining the latest strategies with solutions that identify nefarious behavior before it takes root,” said John Pearce, a Cyber Risk Advisory Services principal at Grant Thornton. “This alliance helps companies do just that. They will enjoy tighter incident-response times and improved cybersecurity measures.”

The alliance also means Exabeam can tap Grant Thornton to help companies architect and deploy the platform or create full cyber-defense programs.

“Grant Thornton has a deep bench of specialists in the cyber risk space,” said Ted Plumis, vice president of channels and corporate development at Exabeam. “Teaming with the firm means its clients can embrace state-of-the-art innovations like our platform – and, similarly, our customers can tap into Grant Thornton’s security, consulting and industry acumen.”

“Our goal is to provide Grant Thornton’s clients with a customized solution that allows decision makers to protect their assets and focus on their business objectives – ultimately providing peace of mind,” concluded Plumis.

Vishal Chawla, national managing principal of Risk Advisory Services for Grant Thornton explained that the alliance also reinforces Grant Thornton’s overall position of integrating cyber risk into risk-management practices. "Cyber-risk management can either boost or limit an organization’s growth and profitability. The capabilities that the Exabeam platform provide will allow our clients to align, integrate and measure their ability to mitigate cyber risk for their organizations."

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