31. Protection Group International (PGI)

Company: Protection Group International

Founder(s): CEO Brian Lord

Website: www.pgitl.com


About PGI

From defending against cyber-attacks to countering disinformation, Protection Group International (PGI) is a specialist digital risk management consultancy helping nations and organisations tackle modern digital threats.

PGI does this in two core ways; providing cyber security services, including security testing, incident response, and information assurance and working with clients to build national and corporate cyber security capabilities.

PGI’s core services cover cyber security consultancy, information and risk assurance services, penetration testing, technical security testing, architectural reviews, incident response and corporate intelligence reporting. In addition, PGI provides extensive cyber security training. PGI’s experts are internationally recognised for their work on identifying human and technical vulnerabilities and training organisations and their leadership to overcome them.

Our team brings relevant operational experience developed through careers in the government, military and the commercial sector in both intelligence and security roles, including technical security. PGI’s consultants add innovative cyber security expertise, grown through building and defending some of the UK government’s and FTSE 250’s most sensitive networks.

All PGI’s consultants hold national and industry standard professional qualifications and accreditations (e.g. CISSP, CISM, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, PCI QSA, CREST, Tiger Scheme) and our operations, policies and procedures are regularly audited against national and international security standards.

By working with clients to build national and corporate cyber security, OSINT and SOCMINT capabilities through consultancy, assurance and training. In this capacity, PGI has advised international clients on developing their own functions—including cyber security academies, Threat Intelligence, SOC and Incident Response teams—by providing content, designing processes, selecting and tuning technology and training staff.

Governments and universities in the Middle East, Europe and SE Asia have chosen PGI as a training partner. And government departments and commercial institutions have used PGI to reskill, train and certify staff for SOC, penetration testing, and DFIR roles.