Better understanding portfolio wide cyber security posture & risk

Tue Jun 28 2022

Client Industry: Financial Services, Private Equity

Our Role: Cyber Security Due Diligence

The Challenge

As a fast-growing private equity firm, Adamantem has built a reputation for clear, well-articulated and meticulously researched value creation opportunities and profitable growth, with an emphasis on strategic partnerships with management teams, and a rigorous responsible investing approach.

With their investment portfolio using various technologies to run their businesses, and ambitious growth plans for other high quality investments, Adamantem was looking for a specialist M&A technology advisor that could help understand the cyber security risk profile across their portfolio, minimise the risks of cyber attacks, and strengthen the resiliency of portfolio companies to respond.

The Solution 

On behalf of Adamantem, we worked collaboratively with individual management teams within the Adamantem portfolio, working with our custom portfolio cyber assessment methodology based on a well known global framework. Our approach is sympathetic to business size and complexity, and allows for easy addition or removal of investments from a portfolio.

Our assessment included the complex layer of the existing people, processes and technologies to help protect the organisation against cyber threats, passive digital threat analysis, potential risk areas and priorities for remediation.

The Impact

CTO Labs enabled Adamantem to clearly see the complex cyber resilience profile across their range of investments, each involving different custom software and platforms, servicing a variety of industries and geographies.

Our assessments helped Adamantem and portfolio company management teams understand both individual organisational risks, as well as any aggregated trends or risk areas across the portfolio. We also delivered a prioritised and actionable plan for remediation - whether people, processes, technology or other – for each portfolio company with recommended uplift items.

Our collaborative assessment approach empowered individual company management teams with supportive and actionable cyber resilience pathways, and established for them a trusted sounding board on planning for their implementation and provided a way for them to communicate their cybersecurity risk management strategies to their Boards.

“Adamantem has been working with CTO Labs for over a year on a variety of engagements. We have been consistently impressed with the team’s technical expertise and ability to understand our business. Ash, Josh and the team are highly engaging and can effectively translate their technical insights into actionable business strategies. We could not hesitate to recommend CTO Labs to others.” Adamantem Capital

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