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Cyan Approved to Join NCSC Cyber Information Security Partnership (CiSP)

Cyber threats are at an all-time high, and as cybercriminals become increasingly sophisticated and threats continue to rise, organisations across the globe are becoming more and more susceptible to very serious potential cyber-attacks.

In recent years, a multitude of new and evolving cybersecurity threats have put businesses in varying industries on high alert. Increasingly complex cyber attacks involving malware, phishing, machine learning, artificial intelligence and cryptocurrency have placed the data and assets of many businesses at risk.

New Membership with CiSP

Because the safety of your information is at the forefront of everything we do, we are delighted to announce that we have been approved to join the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Cyber Security Information Partnership (CiSP).

A cyber threat does not become a managed organisational risk until it is fully understood, and at Cyan, you can be guaranteed that we understand the significance of cyber risks and how to prevent them from creating a catastrophic outcome. Good situational awareness is key to managing cyber risks, and as an approved member of CiSP, we will have the full backing and regulated support to be able to ensure cyber threats to the businesses we support are significantly reduced.

In order for Cyan to have become a recognised member of CiSP, we have gone through a process of being vetted, and sponsored, which has led to us being successfully approved. Our sponsors is the highly regarded and skilled UK South East Regional Organised Crime Unit.

What Are the Benefits of CiSP To Your Business?

In recent years, there have been a number of notable attacks on both large and small-scale organisations, with some high-profile cases taking the limelight. A particular spate of cyber-attacks had detrimental effects on the political frontier, and more importantly, the government.

This particular incident was the 2017 attack on Managed IT Service Providers (MSP’s) that was conducted through popular platforms such as Gmail and Twitter (to name but a few) on which sensitive and confidential information was leaked. Following on from this targeted attack, the NCSC, which is part of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), recommended the following crucial advice to organisations who outsource their IT:

“Organisations who outsource IT infrastructure are recommended to have an open dialogue with their provider and to understand what model they use to manage your services. If their model is unsatisfactory, the organisation should demand that they change it immediately.”

The NCSC recommends that MSP’s who are unwilling to work closely with customers, or are reluctant to share information, should be treated with extreme caution. They also advise that having an independent audit of your MSP is critical for security management – “an organisation that neglects such monitoring is unlikely to ever be able to effectively manage the risk.”

This reinforces the importance of being a member of CiSP. We will get early warnings of cyber threats, such as the above, meaning we can manage and prevent an entire host of potential cyber threats from actually happening to the businesses we work with.

How Will Cyan Help My Business Benefit from CiSP?

As briefly touched upon above, there is a massive benefit to you in that Cyan will always be alerted of potential cyber threats, meaning that we can act fast and take preventative measures. Some other key benefits as detailed by CiSP are:

  1. Engagement with industry and government counterparts in a secure environment
  2. Early warning of cyber threats
  3. Ability to learn from experiences, mistakes, successes of other users and seek advice
  4. An improved ability to protect your company network
  5. Access to free network monitoring reports tailored to your organisations’ requirements

From the above list provided by CiSP, point 4 refers to Cert-UK Network Reporting Service (CNR). To be described in a nutshell, CNR is a free but intellectual service that can scan for any signs of potential network abuse events (such as cyber threats or potential attacks) and vulnerable network services. These searches are conducted on an organisation’s Internet-facing services so that all possible threats can be picked up and dealt with effectively. As we’re now a member of CiSP, we are able to offer this excellent and comprehensive network protection service to all of our valued existing and future clients.

Here to Serve You

By providing enterprise-class IT solutions and exceptional support to businesses, our professional team of IT specialists, consultants and advisors are passionate about cybercrime and ensuring that your business doesn’t face what many others have to.

We work closely in partnership with businesses like yours to deliver tailored technology solutions, provide expert advice, and above all, offer comprehensive IT support. The fact that we are now members of CiSP adds another string to our bow and will help us to serve your business with the utmost professionalism and industry understanding. To find out more about the services we offer or if you’d like to know more about our new membership with CiSP and what this means for your business, please get in touch.

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