Crossword partners with BCS

Crossword Cybersecurity has partnered with BCS to support the Chartered Institute for IT’s members with cyber security awareness training.

Third-party cyber attack incidents in the supply chain were the most costly enterprise data breaches to remedy in 2021.

Ben Turner, head of membership, BCS said: “BCS is delighted to form this new partnership with Crossword Cyber security. BCS supports our organisational members to attract, develop and retain IT professionals, ensuring they achieve the ethical, competent, accountable and inclusive benchmarks. We are also keen to add value to our customers, giving them access and insight into key technologies that assist their workforce.

"Businesses face significant threat from data breaches, so the inclusion of Rizikon Assurance as part of our offering will enable our customers to assess supply chain cyber security risks, alongside other support, practical tools and access to a wealth of resources through their organisational membership.”

Alice Carney, associate director of partnerships at Crossword added: “Cyber security incidents initiated through a third party represent approximately 60% of data breaches, so it is more important than ever for businesses to ensure they have a strong third party assessment framework in place. We are delighted to be partnering with BCS and support its member s to manage cyber risks, build resilient supply chains and have a better overall cyber security framework through access to Rizikon and Crossword’s cyber security experts.”

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