A trusted Cyber Security advisory service enshrined by transparency, professional pride and progressive insight

Who We Are?

CyberSolace is a small Cyber Security advisory company founded by Hani Banayoti and supported by a network of industry experts and prominent affiliates with the sole intent of delivering a new breed of security advisory services to industry. CyberSolace is the culmination of a journey of experience that started in the late 1990s working in the consulting industry and blue-chip organisations such as the big four, as well as defence agencies, delivering security advice to client organisations. The entire team behind and around CyberSolace is deeply passionate about security and pride themselves with the quality of work and expertise they can deliver to client organisations and the results we can help them achieve in a pragmatic and cost-effective manner.

Our ultimate aim is to make CyberSolace a shining benchmark for security advisory services to businesses across the world which all other security advisory firms measure themselves by.

Our Philosophy:

Organisations of all sizes and from all industries are finding Cyber & Information Security no longer an optional agenda item but a core strategic concern which can seriously affect the health and livelihood of any business.

We believe our core qualities of integrity, domain-knowledge insight, innovative propensity, long industry experience and putting the client benefit at the forefront, differentiate us from our competitors.

We are small in structure but large on value.

We can easily adjust and morph our capabilities to suit the context of our clients’ specific challenges and needs. We do not do one-size-fits-all consulting nor do we approach each client’s problem the same way. We never start our journey with our clients with any per-conceptions or pre-packed solutions which could ultimately lead to time/resource/investment wasting and poor outcomes. Yet we do concurrently recognise that on occasions there may be common themes of challenges and solutions amongst groups of industry peers and even across similar industry sectors, and when that is the case, we always try to leverage our experience to bring quick-wins to our clients.

Why Us?

We look at clients’ businesses from a senior leadership perspectives, understanding the overarching goals and objectives, and aligning our solutions and advise accordingly. We start by asking the right questions, testing hypothesis and analysing objective information to unearth the right solutions. Often engaging with multiple disciplines and functions within an organisation and reaching out to a broad network of expertise to formulate an optimal solution.

We work across all types of industries, with all kinds of clients:

  • Small to medium enterprises.
  • Large multinational corporations.
  • Non-profit organizations.

Underpinning Qualities:

Trusted Partnership

Our primary motivation is to become our clients’ bedrock of trust. We want to be their guiding beacon when all other options seem unclear. We build lasting relationships with our clients based on mutual respect, a common mission, and an unwavering duty of care. Not transient one-off interaction.

Business Led

Our advisory strategy is primarily driven by our clients’ business context and objectives. Whilst technology is an important element of what we do, we acutely recognise it is the business challenges that underline clients’ concerns not the technology questions.

Mindful Of Organisational Culture

Understanding Organisational Culture is a vital ingredient in our client engagements. Whenever we recommend solutions or engage with stakeholders the culture aspect is something we always take into consideration in order to maximise the chances of success of any initiative.

Optimal Cadence

We work at our clients’ velocity. Gauging the client’s natural pace and ability to realise tangible progress and aligning our planning and execution accordingly.

Thought Leadership

Where deemed beneficial we try to introduce new concepts and innovative approaches to challenge our clients with new thinking. As external advisors that is important because it is the value-add we bring to our clients from our experiences across the industries.

Focus On Clients’ Interest

We operate under total transparency when it comes to clients’ business interests. We promptly and with best intent steer our clients to alternative sources of help if/when we predict that we cannot help their mission or deliver what is expected.

Hani Banayoti

Hani Banayoti
Founder & Director
(MSc, CISM, CITP)

Brings over 20 years of cybersecurity and technology transformation experience, advising clients across numerous industry sectors covering Central Government, Defence, Media, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services and Telecoms.

Edgar Ter Danielyan

Edgar Ter Danielyan
Associate Partner
(CISSP, CREST, FBCS-CITP)

Edgar is a vastly experienced cybersecurity engineer who worked in the banking, research and software development industries for over a decade. His experience spans the whole lifecycle of security engineering from requirements definition to design, implementation and technical testing.

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