Crossword Cybersecurity Enables Free Access for Chartered Institute of Information Security Members to Rizikon Assurance

27 January 2021 – London, UK - Crossword Cybersecurity Plc (AIM:CCS, “Crossword”, the “Company” or the “Group”), the technology commercialisation company focused on cyber security and risk management, is today announcing that a limited use version of its third-party risk assurance platform, Rizikon Assurance, is being made freely available to the circa ten thousand members of the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec).

Rizikon Assurance improves the scalability, security and auditability of third-party assurance and due diligence through its automated, centralised and encrypted platform. CIISec members, for the lifetime of their membership, will be able to send a number of online assessments per year to suppliers and third parties to assess their security posture, pre- and post- contract award. Members will be able to utilise assessments based on one of three industry security standards: Cyber Essentials, IASME Governance and ISO27001. The first 50 registrants will have access to all three online assessments.

Members will also be able to use Rizikon Assurance for ongoing assessment of supplier risk through pre-built cyber assessments that generate automated reporting when a completed assessment is received. This is an exclusive membership offer of a limited use version of Rizikon Assurance but members can upgrade to a full user of Rizikon Pro or Enterprise at any time.

Amanda Finch, CEO at CIISec, said: “Cyber security is one of the most pressing challenges for organisations of any size. Supplier management and supplier assurance is a critical component of any security programme and CIISec has just launched our ABC Guide to Supplier Management to provide guidance to our members on this very subject. With the member offer for free access to Rizikon Assurance alongside the guide, our members can take advantage of an intuitive platform that will drive automation and efficiency into the process.”

Sean Arrowsmith, Group Sales Director at Crossword Cybersecurity PLC, said: “We are very pleased to have been able to work with CIISec to create this offer, which gives members an opportunity to experience how Rizikon Assurance and a framework for supplier management can help manage cyber risks across their supply chains.”

CIISec members can visit the following link to register for access to Rizikon Assurance here:

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