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British Standards Institution launches ‘Cyber Security and Information Resilience’ business stream

by Brian Sims

The new business stream entitled ‘Cyber Security and Information Resilience’ represents a consolidation of Espion into the British Standards Institution’s (BSI) Professional Services operation, also demonstrating the BSI’s commitment to building a robust portfolio in this domain having acquired UK cyber security and assurance expert Info-Assure in October last year. Now, a year after being acquired by the BSI, Espion is changing its name to BSI and will also adopt the well-recognised BSI visual brand.

Espion’s managing director Colman Morrissey, director Colm Murphy and Info-Assure’s managing director Martin Walsham will all become directors of this new business stream. The Centre of Excellence will offer a range of solutions to help clients protect and secure infrastructures, meet their regulatory and compliance obligations, keep people safe and maintain reputation and trust.

Colman Morrissey stated: “Our first year with BSI has realised the strong strategic and cultural fit between our organisations which is benefiting both our clients and employees. Besides the logo and website, it’s ‘business as usual’ for our customers. We look forward to the next phase of integration with excitement and enthusiasm. The future will see us expanding the depth, global reach and impact of our services through knowledge acquisition, investment in innovation, adherence to leading industry standards and the enhancement of methodologies.”

Mark Basham, managing director of BSI for the EMEA region, added: “Information resilience is a crucial ingredient in the overall success of an organisation. We’re meeting our customers’ information security needs with world-class professional services. Our capabilities are enabling us to deliver the right solutions that have a positive impact and help embed excellence, subsequently increasing the resilience of a given client’s information systems and processes.”

Cyber Security and Information Resilience further cements the BSI’s position as the recognised authority on information resilience having been the originator of the internationally-recognised ISO 27000 series of Information Security Standards.

BSI is also the global leader in providing training and certification to ISO 27001, the established Best Practice benchmark in Information Security Management Systems.


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