Xcina Case Study

Cyber Threat and Infosec Awareness Training for UK-based Anglo Arab Sharia Bank

The client

The UK operation of an Anglo Arab Sharia bank.

The work

Provide cyber threat and information security awareness training to the Executive and the bank’s main board.

How we helped

As part of our engagement as the bank’s virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) we were requested to devise and deliver training to be delivered at the Executive team meeting and the full sitting of the main board. The objective was to illustrate the cyber threat landscape as it applied to the bank and its customers, key good practices and the importance of formulating and delivering a cyber security strategy. This helped both groups understand their role in driving the cyber security agenda at the bank.

Value added

Our deep knowledge of the information and cyber security landscape meant we were able to offer true insight to senior leadership at the bank. This enabled them to define their cyber risk appetite based on a full appreciation of the threats they faced. It also meant they were able to set a clearer ‘tone from the top’ on cyber risks, enabling the vCISO and the Information Security Manager to secure buying from staff and management to the cyber security improvement roadmap which needed to be delivered.

Industry and sector:

Financial Services

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What our clients say

"Xcina is always responsive to any question we have during the time we are implementing data protection remediation activities, they keep us informed and understand what we need and what we’re trying to do. "

Getac Technology Corp, Legal Affairs Center

"Xcina is always responsive to any question we have during the time we are implementing data protection remediation activities, they keep us informed and understand what we need and what we’re trying to do."

ParkMobileUK, Managing Director

"Xcina Consulting performed an annual review of our card data environment, and ensured that we are compliant with the PCI-DSS. We continue to work with their experienced QSAs, leveraging their guidance and best practices so we have the highest possible level of security controls in place."

DKB Brands, Data Protection Officer

"Xcina really helped us to kick start our data protection compliance process. They took the time to speak to all departments of the business and outlined our highest risk to lowest risk areas. The insight and guidance they provided was essential for our business to become GDPR compliant."

Portman Settled Estates Limited, Estate Secretary

"Xcina’s ongoing support has ensured that our employees feel confident when dealing with data protection matters, with best practice knowledge and expertise from consultants who have taken the time to get to know our business and our industry."

National Bank of Kuwait, Compliance Officer

"Xcina worked with us on a number of data protection matters, including subject access requests and gave helpful, practical advice which reflected their understanding of technology issues as well as legal matters."

Your World Recruitment, Group IT Director

"We have worked with with Xcina successfully for two years, initially on internal GDPR GAP analysis. We now have them engaged as our ‘Virtual DPO’ provider and regularly receive useful, pragmatic and, more importantly, actionable advice on all areas of Data Protection."

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