PwC wins workplace award with “Game of Threats”

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Cyber-security is a major concern for organisations all over the world but employers certainly aren’t taking the threat lying down – in fact, many are pioneering innovative and highly effective response strategies. Among them, is professional services firm PwC.

Last night, the multinational corporation picked up the accolade for Best Security Awareness campaign at the 2016 iSANZ Awards with judges calling the firm a “stand-out” winner thanks to its interactive “Game of Threats” simulation.

“This is a great recognition of the hard work and dedication of the team involved,” said Adrian van Hest, PwC partner and cyber security leader. “We’ve had such a great reception and participation since we started running these simulations and it’s an excellent result to win this award.”

Game of Threats was designed to simulate the speed and complexity of a genuine cyber-attack, revealing real world challenges from the perspectives of both an attacker and the leadership of an organisation.

“The digital experience is a head-to-head strategy that challenges you to make quick, high-impact decisions to either launch attacks to reach your objective or counter those attacks with preparation, response and remediation,” says Steve McCabe, a PwC partner in the cyber practice team.

“The stand-out was this year’s winner, PwC, whose Game of Threats initiative has enabled not just one company but many to experience the real threat of a security breach,” noted the judges.

“The creation of a reusable software experience has had a multiplier effect on the cost effectiveness and reach of this campaign.”

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