Cyber Incident Response Scheme Launched

Two schemes that provide access to industry expertise to respond effectively to the consequences of cyber security attacks have been formally launched today by CESG, the Information Security arm of GCHQ, and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), in collaboration with the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST), the professional body representing the technical security industry.

The new CESG twin-approach scheme will provide a list of government assured, certified providers of response and clean up services in the event of a cyber-attack as follows: