CDCAT is one of the world’s most comprehensive cyber security tools
InvestIT, a technology company specialising in the information technology security and service sectors with an emphasis on cyber, mid-tech, engineering, information management systems and remote sensing systems – has signed a licensing agreement with APMG International to offer the Cyber Defence Capability Assessment Tool (CDCAT®) to its clients in Colombia. CDCAT is one of the world’s most comprehensive cyber security tools available on the commercial market. Made available through APMG International, the technology behind CDCAT was developed by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and is frequently updated using real world intelligence.
Gonzalo Montaño, InvestIT CEO, said, “It is difficult to know what type of cyber-attacks companies will face and therefore what the risks will be; even insurance companies struggle to calculate and define the real cost of a premium that covers cyber security risks. The best companies can do to mitigate the imminent risks is to perform an educated assessment. Cyber-risks evolve constantly, along with technological advances, which creates a permanent risk if the appropriate tools are not available to mitigate them. When we studied the benefits that CDCAT can provide, we realized the enormous potential due to the fact that the tool is regularly updated, plus its transparent and independent reports provide factual evidence to empower entities to invest in the right areas. Using continuously updated real-world tests, CDCAT's benchmarking capability allows companies to have a clear idea of the risks, steps and investments needed to protect their company.”
CDCAT facilitates an organization’s entire journey towards achieving an effective level of cyber maturity – by highlighting a business’ vulnerabilities and producing reliable qualitative and vital quantitative evidence with which to inform effective cyber security investment.
“CDCAT is a cost-effective way to see what your resilience picture looks like. CDCAT provides both a local and a global picture of cyber security threats and allows you to identify areas to create a robust and compliant cyber-security strategy,” says Richard Pharro, CEO, APMG International.