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Mishcon de Reya becomes first law firm globally to hold CREST accreditation for Threat Intelligence services via MDR Cyber

Posted on 1 February 2021

Mishcon de Reya is today the first law firm in the world to hold CREST accreditation for its Cyber Threat Intelligence services via MDR Cyber, its cyber security practice. This builds on the Firm’s recent CREST accreditation for Incident Response.  

Intelligence on what cyber attackers are capable of, who they targeting and how they are carrying out their attacks is crucial to defend against them. We provide insight into attacker behaviours, the tools and techniques they use and the impact that their attacks may have for our clients.  

Joe Hancock, Partner and Head of MDR Cyber, said: 

"Good threat intelligence can help businesses prioritise and defend against threats. We regularly investigate and take action against cybercriminals and fraudsters alongside our legal teams. We help identify threat actors, understand their behaviours and provide actionable intelligence to support cyber risk decisions. We also help our clients make recoveries from losses and pursue wrongdoers. Our threat intelligence services are a core part of our incident response services." 

This accreditation underpins our commitment to intelligence-led services. Clients are assured that our Incident Response and Consulting services are grounded in up-to-date knowledge of attackers' behaviour, provided by our team.  

We are unique in taking these the tools and techniques to track cyber threats and to apply them to traditional investigations. The processes and experience in our team helps us support investigations into financial crime, asset recovery and fraud.  

CREST accreditation means that the quality of MDR Cyber's services have been externally validated. Clients can have confidence in the Cyber Threat Intelligence service they are using, and that the processes and policies in place ensure the highest quality of service.   

About MDR Cyber 

MDR Cyber is part of the Mishcon de Reya Group, and is the Firm's Cyber Security, Digital Investigations and Incident Response practice made up of non-legal specialists who work alongside lawyers across the Firm to provide an industry-unique offering.   

About CREST 

CREST is a not-for-profit accreditation and certification body representing the technical information security industry. CREST provides internationally recognised accreditations for organisations providing technical security services and professional level certifications for individuals providing vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, cyber incident response, threat intelligence and security operations centre (SOC) services. CREST Member companies undergo regular and stringent assessment, whilst CREST certified individuals undertake rigorous examinations to demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, skill and competence. To ensure currency of knowledge in fast changing technical security environments the certification process is repeated every three years. 

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