Security Assurance by MWR

The current cyber threat landscape has exacerbated the need to protect information and manage the security of IT systems in all organizations. While the connection of networks of IT systems makes business transactions more efficient, an increase in cyber threats also results, escalating the risk profile of all organizations, regardless of their size or industry.

"Our objective at MWR is to create a line of defense against cyber-attacks on a global scale…"

To counter cyber threats and increase an organization’s resilience, regular security assurance work in the form of penetration testing, for example, must be performed. Such tests identify weaknesses that could be exploited by an attacker. They are an effective way of detecting system vulnerabilities so that organizations can address these in order to be more secure. 

However, often such testing is too broad and not specific to the assets and risk profile of a given organization. From start to finish, a more targeted testing process is required to address the risk of those attacks most likely to affect the organization.

At MWR, our objective is to create a line of defense against cyber-attacks on a global scale. To do this, relevance and accuracy are needed in every test performed by our consultants, as testing the wrong systems, for example, will provide a skewed depiction of our clients’ resilience.   

When performing security assurance work, our Delivery Team is responsible for the execution and management of the engagement process with our clients. Designed to ensure a thorough understanding of and proposal for each project, the engagement process ensures tailored quality on a continuous basis.

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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.
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.