KPMG and Vectra: Revolutionizing Cybersecurity with Effective Security Observability and Attack Signal Intelligence™

February 9, 2023
Henrik Smit
Director CyberOps
KPMG and Vectra: Revolutionizing Cybersecurity with Effective Security Observability and Attack Signal Intelligence™

In today's fast-paced digital world, organizations face an ever-increasing number of cyber threats. From malicious actors trying to steal sensitive information to state-sponsored attacks aimed at disrupting critical infrastructure, the risks are real, and they are growing. That is why the partnership between KPMG and Vectra is so important.

KPMG, a leading professional services firm, has been helping organizations navigate complex business challenges for over a century. With its deep expertise in the field, KPMG is in a unique position to help organizations build robust and effective cybersecurity programs.

Vectra is a cutting-edge cybersecurity company that leverages the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning to detect and respond to cyber threats in real-time. The Vectra Platform with industry leading Attack Signal Intelligence is designed to catch threats that will slip past traditional security solutions. We call this erasing the unknown.  

The result is a powerful partnership that enhances the security of organizations of all sizes. With KPMG's guidance and Vectra’s technology, organizations can achieve greater visibility into their security posture, reduce risk and reassure the protection of their critical data.

So, what is Effective Security Observability (ESO)?

Effective Security Observability (ESO) is KPMG’s approach to fully integrate security solutions within your cyber operations, risk processes and response capabilities. By maximizing the combined value of technology, people, and processes, we can make detection processes more effective, eliminate noise, and focus on cost savings and efficiencies.  

Vectra’s industry leading Attack Signal Intelligence technology fits perfectly into these objectives through a KPMG tailored & cost-effective security operating model. This enables a streamlined identification and tracking of advanced threats and minimized response times. In other words: eliminating ‘unknowns,’ and enhancing your effectiveness

ESO consists of five main steps:

  • Vision  
    Gain insight into business requirements and define the SOC (Security Operations Centre) strategy.  
  • Validate  
    Define the ESO target operating model and technology requirements.  
  • Construct
    Define use cases, workflows, solution architecture and integrations.  
  • Deploy  
    Apply Vectra Attack Signal Intelligence™ and Go-Live.
  • Evolve  
    ESO value realization, steady state, and continuous improvement.

In just a matter of days, you will gain clarity about the security threats to your applications, networks, cloud, and physical hardware as part of our approach.

The Vectra Platform helps KPMG and their customers to harness security AI-driven Attack Signal Intelligence to erase unknown threats in global hybrid-and multi-cloud environments.

  • Attack Surface Coverage
    It provides security teams with the intelligence, automation, and ability to provide coverage across 4 of the 5 attack surfaces (Public Cloud, SaaS (software as a service), Identity, and Network). The 5th surface - endpoint - is out of scope but the integration of the Platform with leading EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response), SIEM (Security Information and Event Management), Soar, Identity and Network Observability solutions allows SOC teams and service providers to optimise and streamline threat detection, investigation, prioritization, and response processes thereby improving time-to-response and security incident resolution.
  • Attack Signal Clarity
    Vectra’s pioneering Attack Signal Intelligence powered by AI (Artificial Intelligence) will identify real threats, reduce unnecessary noise, and help security teams to be more effective and efficient.
  • Intelligent Control
    The Vectra Platform and Attack Signal Intelligence arms human intelligence to efficiently hunt, investigate and respond to unknown threats.  

So, let's take a moment to celebrate the partnership between KPMG and Vectra and let us continue to work together to build a safer and more secure digital world for everyone. By combining the expertise of leading professionals with the power of innovative technology, we can make a real difference in the fight against cybercrime.

To schedule an appointment, please contact us:

Henrik Smit - Director of Cyber Operations at KPMG Netherlands - +31 20 656 7247 -

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