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Cyber Warfare games being run in the US should be held in the UK says British IT Security company

IT Security Company MWR InfoSecurity said that the cyber warfare war-games that are to take place in New York, should be run in London.

IT Security Company MWR InfoSecurity has said that the cyber warfare war-games that are shortly to take place in New York, should be run in London.

Alex Fidgen, Director at MWR InfoSecurity, said: “This is exactly what we should be doing in the UK. The government, security companies and business should be mounting a similar operation.”

Wealth management groups in the US are apparently so concerned about cyber attacks they are staging an all out system wide drill to test their preparedness and countermeasures.

The anti cyber attack drill, code named Quantum Dawn 2, is scheduled for 28 June and is being co-ordinated by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). It will operate on a closed network developed by the Department of Homeland Security.

Fidgen added: “The destruction of 30,000 computers via a targeted attack on Aramco has shown that this can have a devastating impact on any organization – yet despite this many companies are ill prepared for an attack and need help.”

Fidgen said that there was increased evidence of state sponsored cyber attacks, which were often linked to destabilizing geo-political events.
He added: "Many organisations may not be considering the impact of such destructive cyber attacks. With South Korea experiencing a recent attack on their banking industry, which heavily affected availability holding anti cyber attack scenarios are essential if organisations are to model how they might respond.

Fidgen warned that attacks are on the increase and that in the future there are likely to be a greater number of attacks involving techniques and technical exploits which will not have been seen by organisations in the past.

He said: “The more that can be done to prepare Britain for these attacks the better we will be able to respond and protect our business infrastructure.”



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.