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Deloitte Earns NSA’s Certified Incident Response Assistance Accreditation

NEW YORK, May 1, 2017 — Deloitte announced today that it has earned the prestigious National Security Agency’s (NSA) Certified Incident Response Assistance (CIRA) accreditation, which identifies companies qualified to provide rapid, on-site support to national security systems (NSS) owners and operators in incident response and intrusion detection.

“With cyber defense increasingly the first line of defense, cyber risk management for national security systems is crucial to the safety and security of our country,” said Chuck Saia, CEO of Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory. “Response capabilities are a core component of our end-to-end approach to cyber risk management, and this accreditation enhances our ability to help classified and nonclassified commercial and governmental organizations bolster their cybersecurity resiliency. It further empowers us to be a deft ally to NSS entities on the front lines of combating cyber threat adversaries aimed at penetrating our country’s most sensitive security assets.”

CIRA accreditation is awarded to companies with the capability to consistently provide CIRA services to operators of classified and unclassified national security systems using repeatable processes and procedures. As part of the accreditation process, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory Cyber Risk Services demonstrated service maturity and competency in several specific areas, including ready deployment of highly skilled and qualified staff, ongoing training initiatives to maintain and improve quality of delivered services, deep analytical capabilities, and applied aggregated learning to refine processes.

“Earning CIRA accreditation underscores the credibility of our market-leading cyber incident response offering, which has matured through years of experience helping companies prepare for and respond to cyber threats and intrusions,” said Ed Powers, principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and U.S. leader for Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory Cyber Risk Services. “The rigorous CIRA accreditation process confirms the quality of our talent, sophistication of our knowledge, and value of our incident response capabilities.”

With an approach to cyber risk management that balances the need to bolster the security of critical systems, monitor the threat environment in real time, and develop tailored, rapid response capabilities to cyber intrusion, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory Cyber Risk Services helps complex organizations enhance their existing cybersecurity resources. Deloitte’s managed threat and managed digital identity services arms organizations with additional resources, knowledge, and insights crucial to effective cyber risk management.

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