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PlanB Consulting, a leading UK-based Cyber Incident Management, Crisis Management and Business Continuity Consultancy Firm, is proud to announce its designation as an Assured Cyber Incident Exercising (CIE) Provider by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). This prestigious accreditation validates PlanB Consulting’s unwavering commitment to delivering high-calibre, tailored CIE services that empower organisations to successfully manage incidents, maintain business continuity, and protect their reputations.

As an Assured CIE Provider, PlanB Consulting has undergone a rigorous assessment process, ensuring that its expertise and capabilities meet the stringent standards set by the NCSC CIE Technical Standard. This distinction marks PlanB Consulting as one of only eight entities in the UK to hold this accreditation.

“PlanB Consulting’s accreditation as an NCSC Assured CIE Provider is a testament to our dedication to providing organisations with the highest standards of cyber incident exercising,” stated Kim Maclean-Bristol CEO of PlanB Consulting. “We are thrilled to be recognised as a trusted partner in empowering organisations to enhance their cyber resilience and effectively prepare them to manage the response to an ever-evolving threat landscape.”

PlanB Consulting’s CIE services encompass a comprehensive range of capabilities, including:

  • Tailored exercises: We craft bespoke exercises that align with each organisation’s unique risk profile and operational context.
  • Different styles of exercises: We are accredited to run both Live and Tabletop exercises and to run them at operational, tactical and strategic response levels within the organisation.
  • Realistic scenarios: We simulate real-world cyberattacks to provide organisations with a realistic and challenging environment for testing their incident response capabilities.
  • Media and social media response: Through our MITS platform we can simulate media and social media input into an exercise, the exercising organisation can responsd using the platform in real time and the PlanB Consulting operator can update the postings on the platform in real time.
  • Expert guidance: Our team of experienced cybersecurity professionals provides expert guidance and facilitation throughout the exercise lifecycle.
  • Comprehensive reporting: We deliver detailed reporting with actionable insights to identify and address gaps in incident response plans.
  • Experience: we have been running 2-3 exercise a month for the last 17 years.

By using PlanB Consulting to plan, deliver and report on their cyber exercises, organisations can reap significant benefits, such as:

  • Enhancing communication and coordination: Organisations can practice clear communication and coordination among incident response teams, ensuring seamless collaboration during a cyberattack.
  • Identifying and prioritising recovery: CIE helps organizations identify critical assets and prioritize recovery priorities.
  • Developing effective communication plans: We assist organisations in practicing crafting effective communication plans to inform stakeholders and maintain public trust during a cyberattack.
  • Refining incident response procedures: PlanB Consulting exercises allow for the refinement of incident response procedures to ensure timely and effective mitigation of cyberattacks.
  • Building organisational resilience: Exercising strengthens an organisation’s overall resilience against evolving cyber threats, enabling it to withstand and recover from cyberattacks with minimal disruption.

PlanB Consulting’s accreditation as an NCSC Assured CIE Provider place it at the forefront of cybersecurity preparedness, empowering organisations to prepare to respond to the complex landscape of cyberattacks with confidence. With its expertise and unwavering commitment to excellence, PlanB Consulting stands ready to serve as your trusted partner in practicing through exercising your organisation’s response.

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