As a private equity industry leader, you understand the critical role cybersecurity plays in safeguarding your portfolio companies’ growth and preserving your fund’s reputation. The potential fallout from a cyber event can severely damage the asset’s value and your standing in the market. At Agio, we are committed to helping you secure and protect your investments through our Portfolio Company Risk Management, Cyber Governance, and Incident Response services. 

Agio’s Portfolio Company Risk Management Solutions 

With Agio’s cybersecurity solutions, you gain a single, centralized view of cyber risk across your entire portfolio. We provide real-time alerts when risk levels increase, enabling you to stay ahead of potential threats and take proactive measures to mitigate them. Our comprehensive approach to risk management gives you the peace of mind that your portfolio companies are continuously protected. You can confidently steer your investments towards success and growth through:  

  • Added Visibility: Get a single view of cyber risk across your portfolio, allowing you to address risks before they impact the bottom line. 
  • Satisfy Regulators and Investors: Ensure your portfolio companies meet stringent cybersecurity regulations and industry standards, such as the SEC’s new rule for cybersecurity disclosures. 
  • Custom Approach: Develop strategies that align with the unique risk profile of each fund by addressing relevant threats and minimizing risk exposure. 
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Agio’s vCISO Advisory Services: Enhancing Your Portfolio Companies’ Resilience 

We take it a step farther than other firms. Agio offers the services of experienced virtual Chief Information Security Officers (vCISOs) who operate as trusted advisors for prominent private equity firms like yours. Our vCISOs are well-versed in navigating and mitigating cyber events, ensuring that deal teams, fund management, and portfolio companies are prepared for potential incidents. In case of an incident, our vCISOs provide the oversight needed to minimize any financial or reputational damage to your fund. For instance, you should expect the following services: 

  • Incident Response Readiness: Ensure your teams are prepared to respond during incidents to minimize financial and reputational damage to your fund. 
  • Experienced Oversight: When an incident occurs, your vCISO provides the oversight you need to ensure the right actions are being taken and the right questions are being asked. 
  • Cost-effective Risk Management: Our vCISO services scale with the need of each portfolio company, ensuring consistent risk management across your entire portfolio. 
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Incident Response Service: Proactive and Real-Time Cybersecurity Posture 

Agio’s Incident Response Service is designed to equip your organization with the proactive measures and real-time response capabilities needed to effectively manage and mitigate the impact of cybersecurity events. Our 12-month service improves your reaction to breaches by proactively learning your environment, reviewing policies, and practicing chaos. The service includes: 

  • Onboarding: Deep dive into your infrastructure, data mapping, and incident response plan development. 
  • Tabletop Exercises: Conduct tactical/operational and executive tabletop exercises to ensure everyone understands their roles during cyber incidents. 
  • Monthly Readiness Review: Regular testing confirms login access and expected event source logs, facilitating immediate and effective forensic analysis during breaches. 
  • Quarterly Status Review: Conduct intelligence briefings, review attacks, and analyze end-user behavior to identify trends and enhance response strategies. 
  • Annual Review Report: Receive a formal report summarizing the 12-month program, displaying security posture progress over time. 
  • Red Team Security Assessment: Perform a red team assessment to test existing security controls with techniques used in recent real-world attacks. 

 

SEC Governance Program: Ensuring Regulatory Compliance and Investor Confidence 

Agio can also help at the fund-level to exceed investors’ expectations of cyber protection in an evolving cyber landscape. We run an SEC Governance Program to help you mitigate cyber risk, remain compliant and manage regulatory audits effortlessly. The governance program will help your firm by:  

  • Tailored Cybersecurity Compliance: Address your firm’s unique compliance requirements, ensuring adherence to industry best practices. 
  • Proactive Risk Management Policies: Implement policies and procedures to proactively manage cyber risks, safeguarding your investments. 
  • Thorough Assessments: Undergo comprehensive assessments conducted by our team to demonstrate a mature cybersecurity risk management program and prepare for regulatory exams. 
  • Higher Investor Confidence: Prove your commitment to cybersecurity to investors during due diligence, boosting their confidence in your fund.
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Would you like to discuss how Agio can help fortify protection for your private equity investments? Whether it’s our Portfolio Company Risk Management and Incident Response services or our Cyber Governance training program, we’re here to help you bolster your cybersecurity defenses and ensure the long-term success of your portfolio companies.  

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Contact Agio today to set up a consultation and discover how we can protect your investments as cyber-attacks become more sophisticated and more frequent. Together, we can create a secure future for your portfolio and your reputation. Let’s connect and tailor a cybersecurity strategy that meets your specific requirements.