Press May 16, 2023

SecurityScorecard Achieves AWS Level 1 Managed Security Service Provider Competency Status

Security Ratings Leader is the First SaaS Provider to Achieve Competency in Business Continuity and Ransomware Readiness Specification Category.

ANAHEIM – JUNE 13, 2023 SecurityScorecard, the global security ratings, response, and resilience company, today announced at AWS re:Inforce 2023, it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Level 1 Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) Competency status. SecurityScorecard is the first Software as a Service (SaaS) provider to achieve AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency status in the Business Continuity and Ransomware Readiness specification category and the third in the Digital Forensics and Incident Response category.

SecurityScorecard has successfully met AWS’s requirements for a baseline of managed security services to protect and monitor essential AWS resources 24/7, known as AWS Level 1 MSS baseline. AWS introduced this new baseline standard of quality for managed security services to benefit cloud environments of any size and spans six security domains.

“Organizations operating in cloud environments need to safeguard against the escalating threat of ransomware and mitigate risk to ensure the security of their business,” said Larry Slusser, vice president, and global head of professional services delivery at SecurityScorecard. “SecurityScorecard helps AWS customers achieve their business transformation goals securely, with the confidence they can respond quickly and effectively in the event of an attack.”

AWS launched the AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency to allow customers to easily acquire ongoing security monitoring and management, validated by AWS. AWS security experts annually validate the tools and operational processes of each MSSP to address specific cloud security challenges such as continuous event monitoring, triaging, AWS service configuration best practices, and 24/7 incident response. The AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency provides a faster and seamless experience for customers to select the right MSSP to help them achieve their goals for business risk and cloud strategy confidence.

SecurityScorecard research shows organizations that receive an ‘A’ rating are 13.8 times less likely to suffer a cyber incident than F-rated organizations. By leveraging SecurityScorecard’s platform, Score Guarantee, and Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) capabilities, customers can trust that they are armed with the insights needed to make essential risk decisions in the face of cyber attacks to maintain business continuity. SecurityScorecard’s world-class incident response team offers the 24/7 guidance required if a cyber incident occurs, helps customers follow established guidelines, and regularly works with law enforcement agencies to support any legal proceedings.

Organizations do not have to fight alone. SecurityScorecard can help take proactive measures to protect against cyber threats and take immediate action when an incident occurs. Here are resources including planning guides to help organizations avoid a cyber incident, a complimentary incident response template, and a rare opportunity to learn more about how the FBI fights Cybercrime.

AWS enables scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support these solutions’ seamless integration and deployment, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify AWS Partners with deep industry experience and expertise.

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About SecurityScorecard

SecurityScorecard’s patented rating technology is used by over 50,000 organizations for enterprise risk management, third-party risk management, board reporting, due diligence, cyber insurance underwriting, and regulatory oversight. Funded by world-class investors including Evolution Equity Partners, Silver Lake Waterman, Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, Riverwood Capital, and others, SecurityScorecard is a global leader in cybersecurity ratings, and the first cybersecurity ratings company to offer digital forensics and incident response services, providing a 360-degree approach to security resiliency.  Our company is deeply mission-driven: we make the world a safer place by transforming the way organizations understand, improve and communicate cybersecurity risk to their boards, employees, and vendors. Every organization has the universal right to its trusted and transparent instant SecurityScorecard rating.

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