Crossword Cybersecurity PLC (LON:CCS) said it has made a limited use version of its third-party risk assurance platform Rizikon Assurance freely available to around 10,000 members of the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIIS).
The company said for the lifetime of their membership CIIS members will be able to send a number of online assessments per year to suppliers and third parties to assess their security posture, both pre and post-contract award.
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Members will also be able to utilise assessments based on one of three industry security standards: Cyber Essentials, IASME Governance and ISO27001, with the first 50 registrants to have access to all three online assessments.
Meanwhile, the company said CIIS members can also use Rizikon for ongoing assessment of supplier risk through pre-built cyber assessments that generate automated reporting when a completed assessment is received. Crossword said this is an exclusive membership offer of a limited use version of Rizikon Assurance but members will be able to upgrade to a full user of Rizikon Pro or Enterprise at any time.
"We are very pleased to have been able to work with [CIIS] 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", Crossword’s group sales director Sean Arrowsmith said in a statement.