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Deloitte, Unified Technologies Partner On Caribbean Cybersecurity

Deloitte, a multinational professional services firm, has partnered with IT solutions provider Unified Technologies to deliver cyber risk platforms and tools to organizations in the Caribbean and Bermuda region. The companies this week announced their alliance at a conference in Trinidad.

Together, Deloitte and Unified Technologies will provide cyber risk offerings designed to help organizations optimize their cybersecurity posture and strategy, according to a prepared statement.

Unified Technologies will offer tools and platforms to support Deloitte's cyber risk practice and expand the breadth and depth of Deloitte's services in the Caribbean and Bermuda region, the company said.

The partnership ensures Unified Technologies will provide cybersecurity support in a number of areas, including:

  • Detection of potential security gaps.
  • Vulnerability identification.
  • Updating obsolete and vulnerable technology systems.

In addition, Unified Technologies will offer the follow cybersecurity platforms and tools:

  • Analytics-driven security information and event management (SIEM).
  • Data loss prevention.
  • Endpoint security.
  • Malware and ransomware protection.
  • Next-generation and virtual firewalls.

With the partnership, Unified Technologies is better equipped than ever before to preserve and protect customers' IT infrastructure and sensitive data against potential breaches, CEO Tony Silva said.

Unified Technologies: Here's What You Need to Know

Unified Technologies provides customized IT solutions that deliver unified networks, systems and storage, according to the company. It serves organizations in several industries, including:

  • Education.
  • Financial services.
  • Healthcare.
  • Hospitality.
  • Legal.

The Deloitte partnership may help Unified Technologies extend its global reach and capitalize on the rising demand for cybersecurity services in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Many Caribbean and Latin American organizations are susceptible to cyberattacks, which is reflected in a study of 32 countries conducted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and Organization of American States (OAS).

Key findings from the "2016 Cybersecurity Report, Are We Ready in Latin America and the Caribbean?" included:

  • 80 percent of countries do not have a cybersecurity strategy or plans for protecting their critical infrastructure.
  • 67 percent do not have a command and control center for cybersecurity.
  • 16 countries have no coordinated capacity to respond to cybersecurity incidents.
  • Only six countries have a structured program for cybersecurity education.

Cybersecurity must be approached "like any other kind of security," OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro said in a prepared statement.

If organizations prioritize cybersecurity, they can reduce the risk of cyberattacks that may cause "potentially catastrophic losses," Almagro noted.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.