The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is taking action to promote incident response exercises for companies in an effort to improve their security strategies. The NCSC has introduced a new scheme to certify assured providers and has partnered with CREST and IASME to assess organisations' suitability to become Assured Service Providers in a new Cyber Incident Exercising (CIE) scheme. Companies will be evaluated on their ability to deliver two types of incident response exercises: tabletop exercises and live-play sessions. The NCSC believes that frequent exercise sessions can greatly improve a company's preparation and response to a cyber incident.
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