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Mishcon de Reya becomes first law firm to hold CREST accreditation for Incident Response services via MDR Cyber

Posted on 12 November 2020

Mishcon de Reya is today the first law firm worldwide to hold CREST accreditation for its Incident Response services via cyber security practice, MDR Cyber

Cyber crime issues don’t always make the headlines, but are the most common risks to affect organisations and individuals today. MDR Cyber's enhanced Incident Response services have been designed from the ground up to rapidly target financial crime, fraud and data breaches, to counteract a common focus on technical issues over financial recovery. 

Joe Hancock, Partner and Head of MDR Cyber, said: "We believe in tackling both the financial, technological and legal aspects of cyber incidents. CREST accreditation is part of our commitment to delivering specialist cyber security and incident response services, combining law and cyber expertise."

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

As the first law firm to achieve CREST accreditation, Mishcon de Reya has recognised the growing financial and legal implications of a cyber security breach and the vital role of rapid incident response to mitigate the impact,” says Ian Glover, president of CREST.  “CREST membership provides internationally recognised validation of MDR’s cyber incident response services that gives its clients a high level of assurance and trust when dealing with a breach.”

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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