Williams is a leading Formula One team and advanced engineering company. Formed in 1977 by Sir Frank Williams and Sir Patrick Head, the team has secured 16 FIA Formula One World Championship titles since its foundation.
Over the last two years of our technical partnership, Thales has worked with Williams on analysing both the technical and human elements of cyber security and delivering recommendations to remedy any vulnerabilities.
A consulting led approach allowed us to understand how the business works and therefore what the appropriate solutions are. No two businesses are alike, therefore no two cyber-security approaches should be the same. The best security solutions are the ones that make it easy to work securely and difficult to work insecurely – you can only build these if you understand how the company works.
Analysing the sociotechnical (interaction between humans and technology) elements of cyber security enabled us to determine a holistic view of the business and where potential vulnerabilities existed. The three primary ways we conducted this analysis was: conducting a cyber ‘health’ check, utilising a Cyber Human Error Assessment Tool (CHEAT®) and Phishing campaign.