What is Cyber Defence?

Cyber Defence protects your most important business assets against attack.

By aligning the knowledge of the threats you face with an understanding of your environment, you are able to maximise the effectiveness of your security spend and target your resources at the critical locations. All of this is driven from your business strategy by identifying where it may be at risk from a range of threats from a malicious insider right through to Advanced Persistent Threats (APT).

Cyber Defence covers a wide range of activities that are essential in enabling your business to protect itself against attack and respond to a rapidly evolving threat landscape. This will include cyber deterrents to reduce your appeal to the attackers, preventative controls that require their attacks to be more costly, attack detection capability to spot when they are targeting you and reaction and response capabilities to repel them.

Typically a Cyber Defence engagement will include a range of services that are aimed at long term assurance of your business, from the understanding of how security impacts your business strategy and priorities, through to training and guidance that enables your employees to establish the right security culture. At the same time the engagement will include specialist technical analysis and investigation to ensure that you can map out and protect the paths the attackers will use to compromise your most sensitive assets. These activities will also enable you to obtain evidence of any threats that may already have breached your defences and providing the capability to manage or remove them as needed.

Using this blend of services, Cyber Defence provides the assurances you need to run your business free from worry about the threats that it faces and to ensure that your security strategy utilises your resources in the most effective manner.



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.