KPMG and Vectra AI join forces to reduce cyber risk for hybrid cloud enterprises

December 13, 2022

KPMG has added the Vectra cloud-based threat detection and response platform to their Cyber Operations solutions and services. The Vectra solution gives clients 24/7 internal security monitoring in real time, leveraging Attack Signal Intelligence and AI-driven threat intelligence. These state-of-the-art features provide clients with high-fidelity alerts for efficacious and actionable security detection.

London, U.K., 13th of December 2022 – KPMG Nederland (hereafter: KPMG) has partnered with Vectra, a leader in AI-driven cyber threat detection and response for hybrid and multi-cloud enterprises, to bolster its AI-driven behavioural attack intelligence with KPMG’s Cyber Security services.

Vectra is part of KPMG’s Effective Security Observability (ESO) proposition. “The first step of this unique approach is to understand the business risks. Guiding principles and a proven security operating model make sure the Vectra platform is well integrated and delivers the expected outcome. We support our clients to be effective in detecting threats and mitigating risks, including cost reduction to maximize the business value”, explains Henrik Smit, Director for the CyberOps team at KPMG. “In other words, KPMG integrates Vectra into security ecosystems to improve cyber resilience, protect against advanced threats and eliminate noise. In just a matter of days, our clients are able to achieve greater visibility, detection efficacy, and cut incident response times – as proven by KPMG red teaming exercises.”

As cyber-attacks increase and become more sophisticated while, concurrently, the attack surface expands, SOC teams are overwhelmed by a rise in alerts to triage, prioritize and investigate.

Vectra’s AI-driven Attack Signal IntelligenceTM provides continuous and automated monitoring for attacker methods, leveraging pre-set AI models to minimize manual work and create actionable insights. By combining Vectra with Microsoft Sentinel and ServiceNow to identify gaps in security, KPMG accelerates the adoption through proven operating models, helping clients with the integration of these technologies in alignment with the organization’s People and Processes. By doing so, KPMG helps customers achieve so called Effective Security Observability. This adds another layer to KPMG’s Cyber Operations services focusing on delivering business outcomes through an AI technology, supported by a proven operating model for security operations: “People, processes, technology”.

“As cybercriminals become stealthier and the attack surface widens, the mean time to detect a security incident has grown to 277 days. It's clear that organisations must act to improve visibility. By using AI to detect and investigate known and unknown threats in real time, Vectra empowers organisations to identify attacks at the earliest possible stage and stop them before they become breaches. So, we are delighted to become a part of KMPG’s security ecosystem, empowering organisations to close this gap and respond quickly to threats”, says Willem Hendrickx, Chief Revenue Officer at Vectra.

KPMG’s partnership with Vectra is the latest step in creating a proven centre of excellence for security in the Netherlands, whose model can be replicated across other regions for fast scaling and deployment. This demonstrates KPMG’s commitment to create a robust and reliable digital world by being a trusted advisor, integrator, and incident response organisation.

About KPMG

KPMG helps clients to create a resilient and trusted digital world — especially in the face of evolving threats. KPMG brings a combination of technological expertise, deep business knowledge, and creative professionals who are passionate about protecting and building their client's business. KPMG has over 6,300 cyber security professionals worldwide, supported by over 45,000 risk consultants with a variety of backgrounds including digital transformation, IT, regulatory and forensics. We deliver efficient services to our clients through the use of skilled resources, powered assets, alternative delivery models and a range of tools and accelerators. Our teams across the globe operate as a global cyber practice so that our clients receive a consistent service delivery.

About Vectra AI

Vectra is the leader in Security AI-driven hybrid cloud threat detection and response. The Vectra platform and MDR services provide attack coverage across public cloud, SaaS, identity, and network infrastructure. Unlike traditional threat detection approaches that simply alert on what is “different”, Vectra’s Attack Signal IntelligenceTM detects and correlates attacker behaviors - the TTPs at the heart of all attacks. The resulting alert signal clarity enables security operations teams to rapidly prioritize, investigate and respond to the most urgent cyber-attacks and stop them from becoming breaches. Organizations worldwide rely on the Vectra platform and MDR services to get ahead and stay ahead of attackers. For more information, visit www.vectra.ai.

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