Context Accredited for Government Cyber Incident Response Scheme

01 Jan 2014

Context isone of the first companies to be certified by CESG, as an approved supplier of CyberIncident Response services to UK organisations that have suffered attacks fromthe most sophisticated criminal or state-sponsored threat actors. The CyberIncident Response scheme provides the public sector, the UK’s critical nationalinfrastructure and private sector companies that impact on the country’s‘economic well-being’, with access to Government-accredited suppliers deliveringthe highest levels of experience, ability and integrity.

Context wasone of only four companies involved in the Cyber Incident Response (CIR) pilotscheme launched 12 months ago. It has had to pass further rigorous examinationsof its cyber incident response skills, experience and methodologies beforebeing given approval by CESG and CPNI to carry out work on their recommendationas part of the full CIR scheme.

During thepilot, Context conducted cyber incident response investigations fororganisations across multiple sectors, including government, defence andaerospace, finance, law and the utilities. The work involved making substantialimprovements to their cyber security posture through threat detection andresponse services as well as providing wider information security consultancy.

The CIR initiativesupports the delivery of the UK Cyber Security Strategy and expands the UK’scyber incident response capabilities through greater collaboration betweenGovernment and industry.

“We aredelighted that Context’s experience in helping organisations defend themselvesagainst targeted attacks has once again been recognised. The partnershipbetween Context and CESG/CPNI is one we value, and our continued membership ofthe Cyber Incident Response scheme is an important part of this on-goingrelationship,” said Alex Church, Technical Director at Context InformationSecurity, which has been providing cyber incident response and investigationservices since 2007. “Organisations notified of attacks by CESG or CPNI orthose interested in getting expert cyber security advice about detection andmitigation now have a clear pointer to specialist support with the level oftrust and quality-assurance delivered by the scheme.”

More information on the CIR scheme can be found here.

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