Small In Structure But Large In Value

OUR BACKGROUND:

Founded in 2015 in London UK, CyberSolace is a niche cybersecurity advisory focused on the medium-sized-enterprises (MSEs) in the private sector.  We cover a diverse set of sub-disciplines, ranging from people, process, technology as well as sister disciplines such as environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) aspects.  Alongside the immediate team, we are supported by a network of industry experts and prominent affiliates with the sole intent of delivering paramount dependable and independent advice to clients.

The entire team behind and around CyberSolace is deeply passionate about cybersecurity and pride themselves with the quality of work and expertise they can deliver to client organisations and the results that we can help them achieve in a pragmatic and cost-effective manner.

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.  Businesses sectors we have previously engaged with include:

  • Legal
  • Insurance
  • Private Wealth Management
  • Investment Management
  • Retail
  • Fin/Tech Startups
  • Medical

We also work with a few Non-Profit and Humanitarian organisations.  In serious security breach cases we even offer our support for free to Humanitarian organisations.

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, total independence, domain-knowledge insight, pragmatism, cross-industry experience and client-centricity, differentiate us from our competitors.

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.

KEY QUALITIES:

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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

The Team

Hani Banayoti - Founder & CEO (MSc, CISM, CITP, MIET)

Background

Brings over 20 years of expertise in cybersecurity consulting, operations, incident-management, assurance, risk management, and cybersecurity in digital transformation. Advising clients across numerous industry sectors covering Central Government, Defence, Media, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services and Telecoms.

Christine D'Silva - Associate Partner (Chartered Occupational Psychologist)

Background

Christine is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with over 15 years of experience in assessing and developing people at work. She has published articles on personality and behaviour of individuals/teams in crisis situations. She is skilled at enabling people to discover how their personality traits may help or hinder them in high pressure situations and increasing their self-awareness. This enhanced awareness can lead to tangible improvements in incident-response situations and also in teams interaction when overcoming challenges.

Troy Mortimer - Associate Partner (ESG Expert)

Background

Troy heads the CyberSolace ESG/Cybersecurity Integration service line. He has worked globally across multiple industries, primarily asset management, over the last 20 years. Most recently, he led the KPMG UK Sustainability and Responsible Investment practice. He brings extensive knowledge and experience relating to governance and risk, due diligence, engagement, assurance reporting and responsible investment / ESG practices to Cybersecurity related conversations at companies and with investors.

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

Background

Edgar is a vastly experienced consultant who worked in the banking and software development industries since the early 2000s. His experience spans the whole lifecycle of security engineering from requirements definition to design, implementation and testing. He is an accomplished security penetration tester and has written published books on systems security in the past.