Gearing Up For A Buoyant Tomorrow, Today - Case Study | PwC India

Find out how we helped one of India’s largest auto ancillary companies fortify its cyber defence mechanisms, helping it expand its India footprint and catalyse its global growth aspirations.

Together, we create a more secure future.

With increased cyber risks in the business ecosystem, a leading Indian auto ancillary maker sought to put in place robust security measures that would not only safeguard it from potential threats but also instil a sense of confidence around its cyber resilience. This was particularly crucial given the growth aspirations of the company, within and outside the country. The client wanted to understand the current state of its cybersecurity programme and what it needed to do to become future ready. This entailed benchmarking the group cybersecurity posture against that of its peers and competitors, creating a roadmap and building the required cyber capabilities.

Our approach

PwC helped the client assess its cyber security maturity level across the tenets of people, process and technology, and bring it to above industry benchmark.

Our approach included delivering sustained outcomes through four major milestones:

  • current state assessment
  • cyber strategy and implementation roadmap
  • best practice implementation
  • continuous operations and support.

Our team performed a comprehensive current state assessment of the client’s cybersecurity practices based on the cybersecurity maturity framework and identified critical security gaps within the organisation. We then curated an 18-month cyber maturity programme for the client. PwC’s cyber professionals analysed the existing cybersecurity problem statements and drafted policies based on the issues that were identified. The next step was to standardise and harmonise security policies at a corporate level and integrate the control framework with regulations from across geographies. We worked with the client to understand the current vulnerabilities and cyber posture and help it benchmark itself against industry peers.

Another critical aspect of the programme was ‘culture’. We worked with the client to embed a cyber culture within the organisation as well as across supply chains and the vendor ecosystem.

Our impact

We were able to deliver a capability uplift to the client through process, strategy, people and technology interventions. With its cyber maturity levels upgraded to best in class, the client had greater business confidence to steer its growth aspirations within and outside the country. Enhanced cybersecurity also assured the client of business continuity and increased trust among all stakeholders.

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