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Grant Thornton joins ServiceNow Partner Program

Arrangement allows for cybersecurity approach using asset-based model

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 10:19 am CDT

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CHICAGO
"Grant Thornton’s participation in the ServiceNow Services program provides an opportunity to advise companies to answer two key questions: Do they understand what needs to be protected? And are they effectively utilizing their systems and assets?"

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grant Thornton LLP has recently been accepted into the ServiceNow Services Partner Program – an arrangement that is expected to help businesses utilize a unique asset-based model to unify their cybersecurity tools into a single threat-management platform.

By participating in the program, Grant Thornton combines its experience advising companies on their governance, risk and compliance (GRC) needs with implementations of ServiceNow’s cloud-based cybersecurity platform.

Grant Thornton believes the approach is distinctive because it provides a view into risk by analyzing a company’s current cybersecurity operations and third-party solutions, and then pulls them into ServiceNow’s structured-response engine.

“It’s about understanding assets, risks and controls – along with incident data from existing security tools,” says Vishal Chawla, national managing principal for Grant Thornton’s Cyber Risk Advisory Services practice. “By starting with the assets – not just the rules – companies can enjoy improved security at lower costs and in a resource-efficient way.”

Grant Thornton expects the approach to be a game changer for middle market companies, which, despite their concerns about cybersecurity, often lack the vital information they need to properly protect their operations. This is due largely to the silo-effect caused by a reliance on multiple tools and data that overlap, creating expensive inefficiencies while also making it much more difficult to identify risks.

Jeff Recor, principal in Grant Thornton’s Cyber Risk Advisory Services practice, sums up the program this way: “Grant Thornton’s participation in the ServiceNow Services program provides an opportunity to advise companies to answer two key questions: Do they understand what needs to be protected? And are they effectively utilizing their systems and assets?”

To learn more about Grant Thornton’s cyber risk offerings visit: www.grantthornton.com/cyberrisk

About Grant Thornton LLP

Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton, which has revenues in excess of $1.6 billion and operates 59 offices, works with a broad range of dynamic publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations.

“Grant Thornton” refers to Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL). GTIL and the member firms are not a worldwide partnership. Services are delivered by the member firms. GTIL and its member firms are not agents of, and do not obligate, one another and are not liable for one another’s acts or omissions. Please see grantthornton.com for further details.

Contact:

Grant Thornton LLP
Adam Bond
312.602.8332
adam.bond@us.gt.com

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