The World Bank - Cyber Preparedness Seminar

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 4 years ago ,

The Financial Sector Advisory Center (FinSAC) will host a two-day regional seminar on cyber preparedness to address this topic.

The interconnections and infrastructures that enable Global Financial Systems are a critical entry point for a cyber attack, with money transfer systems, market data systems, clearing, settlement and reconciliation systems all making attractive features for unauthorized users.

At this World Bank Seminar, MWR’s Peter Randall will be outlining the realities of this threat.

Event Description

The increasing frequency and sophistication of recent cyber-attacks against financial and non-financial, public and private, organizations, as well as to key components of the financial markets infrastructure (FMI), has raised the importance of cyber risk preparedness, raising the urgency of having adequate and coordinated responses to prevent and recover quickly from such attacks.

Financial regulators have issued warnings to Sr. Financial Institution Managers to review and test their cyber risk management policies by means of guided self-assessments and steps to identify and reduce cyber-risks in critical areas, as well as to step up other techniques for effective information risk management.

All countries and all financial institutions are at risk of suffering different forms of cyber-attacks and it is important to raise the awareness and preparedness to confront those challenges.

You can find the agenda here



Accreditations & Certificates

MWR is an accredited member of The Cyber Security Incident Response Scheme (CSIR) approved by CREST (Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers).
MWR is certified under the Cyber Incident Response (CIR) scheme to deal with sophisticated targeted attacks against networks of national significance.
We are certified to comply with ISO 9001 and 14001 in the UK, internationally accepted standards that outline how to put an effective quality and environmental management systems in place.
MWR is certified to comply with ISO 27001 to help ensure our client information is managed securely.
As an Approved Scanning Vendor MWR is approved by PCI SSC to conduct external vulnerability scanning services to PCI DSS Requirement 11.2.2.
We are members of the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST), an organisation serving the needs of the information security sector.
MWR is a supplier to the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), which provides commercial and procurement services to the UK public sector.
MWR is a Qualified Security Assessor, meaning we have been qualified by PCI to validate other organisation's adherence to PCI DSS.
As members of CHECK we are measured against high standards set by NCSC for the services we provide to Her Majesty's Government.
MWR’s consultants hold Certified Simulated Attack Manager (CCSAM) and Certified Simulated Attack Specialist (CCSAS) qualifications and are authorized by CREST to perform STAR penetration testing services.