In an innovative move aimed at enhancing cyber risk management capabilities globally, ReliaQuest, a prominent force in security operations, has joined forces with Aon plc, a leading global professional services firm. This collaboration heralds a significant shift in how companies will now approach assessing and mitigating cyber risks, with a focus on leveraging advanced technology and deep industry expertise.

Cyber threats continue to evolve at a rapid pace, necessitating equally dynamic defensive strategies. A staggering 40 percent of companies are reportedly lacking in the necessary system and organizational controls to effectively manage these threats, according to Aon’s 2023 Cyber Resilience Report. This gap in cyber resilience underscores the need for sophisticated monitoring capabilities and robust risk management strategies that can adapt to the complexities of the digital age.

Enter the collaboration between ReliaQuest and Aon, a partnership that promises to redefine cyber risk management by integrating ReliaQuest’s GreyMatter security operations platform with Aon’s cyber resilience capabilities. GreyMatter lends itself as a comprehensive solution that automates detection, investigation, and response across a spectrum of security technologies, ensuring that data protection is seamless regardless of its location.

One of the standout features of this collaboration is the integration of ‘indicators of compromise’ from Aon’s global incident response team, specifically through their Stroz Friedberg Incident Response services. This ensures that ReliaQuest customers have immediate access to intelligence on the latest cyber threats, enabling rapid response and mitigation.

Brian Murphy, Founder and CEO of ReliaQuest, highlighted the transformative potential of combining forces with Aon: “This collaboration allows customers to actively manage risk with trusted automations, increase visibility, and reduce complexity.” These capabilities are crucial for organizations aiming to navigate the cybersecurity landscape confidently.

On the other side of the partnership, Aon emphasizes the importance of evolving defenses to match the pace of emerging cyber threats. Christian Hoffman, Global Cyber Leader at Aon, remarked on the critical nature of a robust security operations platform in maintaining an organization’s overall cyber posture. Hoffman believes this collaboration will enhance clients’ abilities to monitor their security environments effectively, thereby improving their security risk profile and potential insurance outcomes.

This partnership is not just about mitigating risks; it represents a proactive approach to transforming how organizations understand and manage cyber threats. With the combination of ReliaQuest’s technology and Aon’s expertise, the initiative aims to provide a holistic view of cyber risks, enabling better-informed decisions and a more resilient cyber risk management strategy.

For more information on how ReliaQuest and Aon are reshaping the landscape of cyber risk management, interested parties can visit ReliaQuest’s and Aon’s respective websites. This collaboration marks a significant step forward in the collective effort to protect and secure digital assets and data across the globe.