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MWR welcomes talks between UK regulators and Government to protect British Industries

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MWR InfoSecurity today welcomed the fact that UK regulators including the Bank of England’s deputy governor Andrew Bailey had met with Iain Lobban, the Director of the Government’s Communications Headquarters, to discuss how to protect key British industries from cyber attack.

Ian Shaw, Managing Director at MWR InfoSecurity, one of only five companies accredited to deal with cyber attacks under the CSIR (Cyber Security Incident Response) scheme in collaboration with CESG, which is the information security arm of GCHQ, and CPNI, said: “Briefing the regulators of Britain’s nuclear, aviation, energy, water and finance industries on the threats they face is crucial.”

“Cyber threats will become more and more sophisticated and it is important that British industries are brought up to speed. In the future cyber attacks will be used in an increasingly targeted manner and it is essential that organisations know how to defend themselves.”

He said: “Countries are turning to cyber espionage as a geopolitical tool to leverage their position and there are advanced and persistent threats from a variety of sources.”

 

 

Accreditations

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 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 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 CESG 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.