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Bridewell Certified as a CIE Assured Service Provider Under the Government’s NCSC Scheme

Published 27 February 2024

We've proud to share that we've been accredited as a Cyber Incident Exercising (CIE) Assured Service Provider with the Government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and now hold the most NCSC accreditations in the UK.

We've been certified to develop and deliver controlled, scenario-based, tailored exercises in line with the NCSC CIE Technical Standard. This allows customers to assess and optimise their cyber incident response plans against operational, financial and regulatory risks.

Under the scheme, we are assured to provide two key services to our clients. Firstly, the delivery of approved table-top exercises to evaluate an organisation’s roles and responsibilities, expected activities and key decision points in accordance with incident response plans.

Secondly, we can provision live-play exercises, where team members carry out their roles and responsibilities from their normal work environment within a given cyber incident scenario, with activities and decisions assessed in real-time to gauge where improvements can be made.

As part of the membership, we will also share limited, non-attributable information with the NCSC about conducted exercises to help shape future UK cyber security advice and guidance.

“In becoming a CIE Assured Service Provider under the requirements of the NCSC, our experts can help organisations to assess the current effectiveness of their incident response plans against a range of emerging threats. With this news, we’re proud to have gained the distinction of holding the most NCSC accreditations for cyber security in the UK.”
Martin Riley, Director of Managed Security Services, Bridewell.


The corresponding launch of the CIE Scheme in December 2023 now provides organisations with the opportunity to access CIE Assured Service Providers to benefit from bespoke table-top or live-play cyber incident exercises.