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MWR contributor to Verizon 2017 DBIR


MWR is again a contributor to the annual Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, with ransomware, hacktivism and phishing all in focus.

C394 Verizon ContributorLogo 170425 06 5.1jpgThe 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) has been published and MWR is again a contributor. Based on the analysis of over 40,000 incidents, including 1,935 confirmed data breaches, this year's report found that nearly a quarter of all breaches reported to Verizon were suffered by financial organizations. However, the report also states that in 2016 the Information industry, which encompasses everything from software publishers to telecommunication carriers, cloud providers and social media sites, was a major victim. 

"Consumers are logging into a multitude of websites with single-factor authentication and providing names, addresses etc. as part of the enrollment process. When millions of people are members of a website and said site suffers a data breach, the word “newsworthy” comes to mind."

The report also tracks the continuing rise of threats such as hacktivism and ransomware and the ever-present threat that human error, negligence or complacency poses. This year's report is available in full 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.