Quantar UK


About Quantar

Quantar provides the following services: General Data Protection Act (GDPR), implementation and external audit for compliance; ISO/IEC 27001 external audit and cross-mapping for GDPR compliance; cyber threat financial valuations for all organizations seeking to maintain their regulatory compliance and management of their data privacy and cyber risks.

Who We Are

BACKGROUND

Established in March 2000 Quantar’s original expertise lay in the areas of cyber threat valuation and cyber risk management; including consequential damage arising from security breaches. This has been the mainstay of the company from the outset, under the guidance of Dr. Phillip King-Wilson who remains as Managing Director today.

History

Quantar began life, as so many technology start-ups do, as an out-of-hours project run between four people; three I.T. security practitioners working to provide network security for organizations such as NATO, SWIFT and a major bank; and a technology strategist working within the banking/services fields as an international director for digital commerce.

As a team, we wanted to answer the following question:

“if we assume that at a time in the future cyber attacks will be of an order of complexity and magnitude that I.T. security cannot provide 100% protection to companies, how can we value the losses that might occur?”

At the time, cyber threat management was seen as an I.T.-only problem and not a matter for a Board or head of risk management to be involved with. Since then of course, the entire context of networks, cyber threats and risk management has shifted far beyond the capabilities that existed at the time.

However, the question remains to this day and the means by which to achieve the answer continue for our company in constantly developing the methods and tools to give organizations the answers they need to protect themselves.

In developing such methodologies and tools, we have, in parallel developed patents to protect our proprietary and unique technologies around the world, from the U.S. to China and beyond. We continue to expand our patent portfolio to ensure we are able to deliver the best and unique cyber threat valuation tools to the market. Our patents mean that no other company is legally able to deliver these methodologies and tools.


Quantar Today

The company has evolved, as all companies do, but by returning to its roots of delivering regulatory compliance solutions, originating from creating technology for banks to comply with the Basel II Accord of 2004-2008. At the time, the new banking regulation required banks to quantify their risk exposure and finally forced into the banking regime as a result of the 2008 financial crash.

In a similar manner, the GDPR forces all organizations to comply with a data protection law that impacts through a requirement to know where all data is located within an organization, the data flows and the values for risk transfer.

For us, the analogy was very clear and as such, the company has certified to act as GDPR Practitioners and as ISO 27001 Lead Auditors, in order to create a cohesive and deliverable GDPR compliance solution to all organizations.

Compliant With GDPR?

Find out how Quantar can assist your organization in attaining and maintaining GDPR compliance.

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ISO 27001 for GDPR?

How can you use ISO/IEC 27001 for GDPR proof of compliance and is this the only method to do so?

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Cyber Threat Valuation?

We have experience in valuing organization’s cyber threats going back to 1999. Can you value yours right now?

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