Press Release

List of Certified Incident Response consultancies announced

Cyber attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and companies who can manage such incidents are in short supply

Cyber attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and companies who can manage such incidents are in short supply, said IT security firm MWR InfoSecurity, who were announced today as one of the British certified incident response (CIR) consultancies.

The certification was awarded by CESG, which is the information security arm of GCHQ, and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI).

Alex Fidgen, director at MWR InfoSecurity, said: “Incident Response skills are currently in short supply and there is an increasing need of genuine, proven capability in this area – particularly in an age of increasingly complex cyber attacks.”

He added: “This scheme will help to professionalise this part of the industry and provide businesses and the Government with accredited services and qualified professionals.”

This announcement is part of the Certified Incident Response scheme launched by CESG andCPNI in August 2013.

The scheme provides a list of consultancies certified to respond effectively to high-end cyber security attacks, which organisations can turn to for assistance if they have been compromised or have suffered a cyber security incident. However, it is primarily aimed at the public sector and the UK’s critical national infrastructure, including the energy and financial sectors.

For this reason, the UK Government looked at the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST) to provide this wider accreditation for IT consultancies that can work as CIR suppliers for companies in the private sector, which still remains vulnerable and is being increasingly targeted by cyber attackers and criminals.



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.