Oxford, UK – 27 July 2018 – Dionach, a leading global information security consultancy based in Oxford, UK, today announces that its cyber security services have been formally awarded STAR (Simulated Targeted Attack and Response) status by CREST, the accreditation and certification body for the UK’s information security industry.
The STAR accreditation provides clients in the financial services sector with greater assurance that their IT vulnerability assessments, cyber security tests and incident response services are being delivered to the highest possible technical and service standards.
STAR-accredited providers have passed a rigorous assessment process that scrutinises every aspect of their service and verifies their ability to simulate cyber attacks based on the latest threats and techniques used by real-life criminals.
Ewan McKenzie, CEO of Dionach says: “Becoming STAR-accredited is a significant milestone for our company and reinforces our position at the forefront of the cyber security industry. It’s important for our clients – especially those in the financial services sector – to know that our penetration testing and red teaming services have been independently assessed and meet the strict criteria defined by CREST.
“I’m immensely proud of our whole team. The accreditation recognises the quality of our processes, the technical competence of our 50 consultants and our commitment to ensuring clients’ security postures are as tight as they can be. It is our role to protect clients’ critical information assets and help them reduce exposure to commercial, regulatory and reputational risks – a role that is growing in importance every month.”
Dionach has been a pioneer in the information security industry for over 20 years, has over 200 current clients and holds other industry-leading certifications including PCI and ISO 27001. The company employs over 70 staff worldwide.
Headquartered in Oxford, UK, Dionach is an independent global provider of information security solutions with accreditations including CREST, NCSC CHECK, ISO 27001 and PCI QSA.
With a 20-year track record delivering the highest calibre of assurance, compliance and response services, Dionach’s team of 50 experienced security consultants sets itself apart though its industry-leading skills and knowledge combined with a tailored and service-led approach to risk mitigation for each client.
The company’s areas of specialism include Penetration Testing – conducting over 1000 penetration tests every year – Security Auditing, Consultancy, and Incident Response. Dionach is committed to continually monitoring and updating clients’ security strategies based on the very latest insights into emerging threats and vulnerabilities identified by its in-house Research and Development team.
Over 200 public and private sector organisations worldwide rely on Dionach to guide them at every stage of their information security journey, including NHS Digital, The British Council, Gatwick Airport and Twinings. The company has offices across three continents.