Weaknesses in security are often times inconspicuous, we provide actionable insights for execution.
To empirically confirm that network and/or applications meet industry security standards and controls are not easily compromised.
Increases the speed of the development cycle as security is no longer done at the end of development.
Improve the design and deployment. Improvement of security posture, assist in generating roadmap for security posture improvement.
Instills the knowledge and confidence in employees to recognize security threats or vulnerabilities when they’re presented and how to properly respond and escalate the issue.
We assist financial institutions in detecting suspicious activities by monitoring financial activities on client’s systems in real-time.
Alessa is an anti-money laundering and fraud detection solution, used to help organizations mitigate risk within their processes and become regulatory compliant.
Provide resources to augment the compliance team within organizations to facilitate triaging of alerts for further analysis.
As knowledge experts, advise clients on being compliant with regulatory regimes in their jurisdictions.
Through innovation, commitment, and integrity, we deliver high-quality, world- class solutions for every enterprise, from small to large, fueling the best value to customers, and powering the wealth and development of the Caribbean.
Designed to provide assurances that business process controls are working as intended in support of the strategic goals of the company.
We ensure that IT delivers value for money in supporting the strategic goals of the company
We perform Privacy Impact Assessments, to analyze how personally identifiable information (PII) is collected, used, shared, and maintained.
Assessment of the specified areas of the customer's operating environment to determine the impact of current or prospective change(s) and the impact of Data Protection regulations in the determined/identified operating locations.
Development of a roadmap of activities that will align the company's implementation strategic objectives along with the of data privacy and protection initiatives
Assessment of a company process, application, system and/or systems design/requirements and identify potential data privacy compliance issues/gaps with the aim to ensure the company can develop their product/service in compliance with regulations
Explore our views and insights to help create the value you seek in today's challenging business landscape.
Hackers may have attacked your company in a way that isn't immediately apparent. Attackers use various methods to try to stay hidden and steal as much data as possible before they are found.
Companies have increasingly been ravaged by ransomware, leaving in their wake a wave of devastation. Businesses are left to pick up the remains of what was previously believed to be a stable and thriving operation.
Cyber incidents are inevitable. In the digital age, cybercrime has had and will continue to have disastrous repercussions on businesses. With each passing year, cybercrime rises steadily, making it impossible to overstate the significance of cybersecurity in the modern world.
Typically, the word "audit" brings up images of large organizations with employees whose sole responsibility is to visit your office and point out everything you are doing wrong. In contrast, IT assessments/audits are quite the opposite.
A question that is often asked is, “Which department is responsible for Data Privacy within the organization?" Depending on who you ask, the response to that question will vary.
Welcome to part four of a four-part series for establishing and maintaining a Data Privacy and Protection Program. This article focuses on evaluating and selecting technology solutions for your data privacy and protection program.
Digital Transformation: The Importance of Getting and Maintaining Buy-In
Digital transformation is a complex journey that requires a clear understanding of the process and a strong commitment from all stakeholders. Getting and maintaining buy-in is not a one-time effort but a continuous process that requires a focus on mindset, ownership, energy management, and trust.
5 Ways to Stay Cyber Safe in the Telecommunications Industry
Cyber-attacks, identity theft, online fraud, and data breaches are on the rise, making it imperative for companies to take necessary precautions to protect their systems. Here are some tips to help you stay cyber-safe.
Protecting Your Data: The Importance of Information Security in ICT Ecosystems
Protecting your data should be a top priority for individuals and businesses alike. By assuring the security of your data processing applications, you can reduce the risk of data breaches and protect your sensitive data.
4 Pillars of a Good Cloud Migration Plan
The success of a cloud migration project is largely dependent on four key pillars: security, governance, risk, and infrastructure. As businesses continue to adopt cloud technology, it is important to have a solid cloud migration strategy in place.
Signs That Your Systems May Have Been Compromised
3 Things Preventing Your Business From Being Ransomware Ready
Cybersecurity Defences Are Not Enough
Why IT Assessments Are Vital for Your Business
Data Privacy is Everybody’s Business
Including technology in your Data Privacy and Protection Program
Picking the right framework for your Data Privacy and Protection Program
Welcome to part three of a four-part series for establishing and maintaining a Data Privacy and Protection Program.
Staffing your Data Privacy and Protection Program
Welcome to part two of a four-part series for establishing and maintaining a Data Privacy and Protection Program.
Developing your Data Privacy and Protection Program
Welcome to a four-part series for establishing and maintaining a Data Privacy and Protection Program. This series will cover the people, processes, and technology considerations for your program. This article introduces the series and provides an approach for defining your data privacy and protection program.
Symptai Watchlist | Reducing Financial Business Risk through Sanctions Screening
As of January 2022, Credit Unions in Jamaica are required to screen transactions and customers against the United Nations (UN) and OFAC sanctions list.
PROTECTING YOUR ORGANIZATION FROM CYBER THREATS
Welcome to part four of our four-part series exploring the common cyber threats within the Caribbean and how to strengthen your organization's resilience by preparing for them.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INTERNAL THREATS
Welcome to part three of our four-part series exploring the common cyber threats within the Caribbean and how to strengthen your organization's resilience by preparing for them.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EXTERNAL THREATS
Welcome to part two of our four-part series exploring the common cyber threats within the Caribbean and how to strengthen your organization
AN INTRODUCTION TO CYBER THREATS
Welcome to a four-part series exploring the common cyber threats within the Caribbean and how to strengthen your organization's resilience by preparing for them.
How To Strengthen Caribbean Businesses Against Cyber Attacks
We at Symptai Consulting are pleased to invite business leaders across the region to our upcoming webinar: Building For The Future - How To Strengthen Caribbean Businesses Against Cyber Attacks.
Jamaica Data Protection Act 2020 Overview
Since the enactment of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on May 25, 2018, Jamaica has been on a course to join other Caribbean nations to model and implement a similar framework for protecting its citizens' privacy and personal information.
Securing IT Systems Administration through the Cloud
Cloud computing has become a practical necessity for businesses, allowing them to scale operations outside of the constraints of local hardware.
What's missing from your compliance process?
Data visualisations provide you with easy access to your most critical information and quick analysis to drive the decision-making process
OWASP Top 10, 2021: What's Changed and What You Need to Know
In September 2021, the Open Web Application Security Project® (OWASP) published its Top 10 for 2021, a list that represents a broad consensus on the ten most serious web application security concerns.
Wellness at Symptai
We are a team and you are our Heroes Symptai Consulting prides itself on creating an environment fueled by constructive energy.
Sanctions Screening and Its Role in Your Compliance Workflow
Sanctions screening has become an essential aspect of cross border transactions. Do you have a sanctions screening program in place?
Transforming your IT Security Team
With ever-connected devices and more people working remotely, means more sophisticated ways for attackers to exploit systems and networks.
The Future of Money Is Digital
While the public may eventually embrace change, technological innovation is usually met with some degree of hesitancy and scrutiny at first.
Digital Transformation – More than just an ‘IT issue’
Digital Transformation is a process that will add great value to your organization and how you serve your clients.
Out There Without Fear: Navigating Social Media for Your Business
Let’s be honest, if your business isn’t on social media does it even exist?
Cybercriminals are targeting our Children
As we face the pressure of the current pandemic, let us not forget to protect our loved ones from cybercriminals.
Your Staff is your First Line of Defence
Approximately 90% of privacy breaches are caused by human error. Employees should be taught how to detect privacy breaches.
The State of Security
Symptai Consulting Limited and its security experts are willing to help any organisation to lower its risks of cyberattacks.
Money Laundering and the Role your Business Plays
The ugly truth about money laundering in our economy is that Jamaican businesses outside the regulated financial section have been lacking
Is Work From Home Safe? Why Your Company Data May be at Risk
Indeed one of the easiest ways to reduce the occurrence of any one of these breaches is to keep employees informed and hold them accountable
‘That Could Never Happen To Me!’: AML Mistakes Businesses Make
At Symptai we warn businesses against becoming complacent or just plain ignorant of the very real risks money launderers pose
Network Security: The Secret is in the Layers
Determine your risk appetite, what is critical to your business, and how much you need to protect your operations and customers.
Modus Operandi - Risky Business
Recent changes in the global business landscape due to the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in increased reliance on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) processes.
Here's what's Missing from your Cyber Security Strategy!
In Recent News, Twitter’s Security Incident made headlines for a few days due to a malicious attack, dubbed a “Coordinated Social Engineering Attack” on its employees.
Your Home Network is Hostile!
I want to share with you a conversation I had recently with a friend, for the purposes of this medium I will refer to him as JT. JT works in the financial services industry and has a spouse that works in the hospitality sector.
The Time for Data Protection is Now
With the recent approval Jamaican Data Protection Bill it is becoming increasingly important that local companies as well as those across the wider Caribbean region get ahead of Data Privacy Regulations and begin to act now implementing Privacy best practices.
10 Cyber Security Tips to Protect Your Organization
While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the way the majority of us work and live our lives, cyber attackers have not taken a break.
12 Things to Consider Before your next Conference Call
I recently participated in an information-sharing webinar not too dissimilar to your typical conference call, and like so many of you I experienced some glitches.
Why your staff is Not Listening!
It may be argued by many CEOs that we are in a new digital era where all business operations must be transformed through technology to radically increase revenues and the efficiency of value delivery
Business Continuity Planning – Are You Covering Your Bases?
With the COVID-19 global pandemic now in full effect, the execution of Business Continuity Plans (BCP) have taken the forefront in the past few months.
COVID-19 Creates Perfect Storm for Cyber Attacks
With the Corona-virus dominating the news cycle, and governments ramping up their efforts to combat the virus to protect their citizens, the pandemic provides a perfect backdrop for cyber-attacks.
Is Your Business Prepared to Work From Home?
Let's talk Business Continuity. The COVID-19 pandemic has sent us all scrambling to ensure we protect our most valuable assets which includes ourselves, our families and our team members.
How AML Compliance enables Digital Transformation
What 14 years of AML implementations has taught us! 14 years ago, Symptai Consulting Limited set out to do it’s very first Anti-Money Laundering (AML) implementation in the Caribbean.
How the Privacy Paradox affects Business Growth
According to the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Privacy is defined as “the right to be left alone, or freedom from interference or intrusion.
5 Common Privacy Violations
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have noticed Privacy has become a huge buzz word among companies and professionals worldwide.
Why it may be time for an Incident Response Plan
Imagine, your company has just been hit by a massive data breach compromising your employees, customers, partners and your own company’s information.
Why your Security Posture needs a Reboot
In a globalized economy where digitization and customer experience are the priority of the day, your organization cannot afford to short cut any forms of technological innovation.
Symptai: A Culture - 21 years in the Making
In today's interconnected, circle of life, professionals spend their 24-hour days running from phone calls, meetings, school pick-ups, doctor’s appointments, business dinners and actual work; all in no particular order.
Managing shifting AML trends in the Caribbean
Over the last few years, we have seen a tremendous evolution in our work here at Symptai Consulting. Living in an era of collusion, fraud, and money laundering has put financial institutions on high alert and forced regulatory institutions to tighten their belts.
Agile is More Than Software Development
Agile was developed to improve the software development lifecycle, but as we are finding out today, Agile principles can be adopted in other industries.
Why You Should be Using Data Science in Your Business
Data science is essentially the study of how to collect, process and interpret large sets of data. However, the purpose of this article is not to focus on what data science is but more so on what data science does or can do in your organization today.
Business Process Re-engineering - Introduction
Is business process re-engineering really just a buzzword?
Ransomware: An Ever Growing Threat
Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that is used to encrypt files, drives or entire computer systems. This includes mobile devices, laptops, desktops, servers, etc.
Endpoint Security: An Important Key to Corporate Business Continuity
This article aims to bring awareness to the role and impact of an effective endpoint security framework as a key information security sub-category within the current day corporate business society while battling with the trends in cybercrimes and data loss mechanisms of which may contribute to business continuity and survival.
Is Digitalization Ruining your Privacy? How to find Balance
Our recently concluded webinar on the topic 'Balancing Privacy & Digitization' by Daniel Munroe, Solutions Manager has brought to you the following article.
How to Implement Good Governance in your Organization
Recently we hosted a well-attended webinar on the topic ‘Governance: A tool for Growth’ by Alicia Perez Director of IS Audit. With a number of inquiries coming in, we decided to sit down with Alicia one more time to bring you this 2 part fireside chat on what makes Governance so important. In case you missed it, you can read part 1 of this conversation on our blog.
How Important is Good Governance to your Organization's Future
Just a few weeks ago, we hosted a well-attended webinar on the topic ‘Governance: A tool for Growth’ by Alicia Perez Director of IS Audit. With a number of inquiries coming in we decided to sit down with Alicia one more time to bring you this 2 part fireside chat on what makes Governance so important.
Information Security & Cyber Risks - What You Need to Know
With increased focus on cyber-security and consequently efforts by enterprises to ensure resilience against cyber-attacks and data breaches, it is critical that Information Systems (IS) audit techniques evolve to ensure its continued importance and effectiveness as an independent assessor of an organisation’s control environment.
3 Misconceptions of Business Continuity
What would you do if your company suddenly went out of business? Seems like an odd question right?
3 Data Models to Instantly Improve Your Data Mining Strategy
Data mining is a term that has been described many different ways, whether it be Big Data, Data Science, Data Analytics or even Business Intelligence just to name a few.