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List of Certified Incident Response consultancies announced today

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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

As members of CHECK we are measured against high standards set by CESG for the services we provide to Her Majesty's Government.
We are certified in the ISO 9001 quality management system (QMS) in the UK, ensuring reliable delivery of our products and services.
We are certified to comply with ISO 14001 in the UK, an internationally accepted standard that outlines how to put an effective environmental management system 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 are 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.