Soteria and Nihon Cyber Defence announce strategic partnership

Soteria and Nihon Cyber Defence announce their strategic partnership delivering comprehensive cyber response and preparedness services.


Local crisis communications business Soteria and global cyber incident response firm Nihon Cyber Defence have today announced their strategic partnership.

The partnership will offer businesses a fully integrated cyber response and cyber preparedness service, combining a cutting-edge technical response with powerful crisis communications and media management planning and response.

Soteria is a Jersey headquartered crisis management business with a global client base. They specialise in supporting clients to better manage their crisis preparedness through crafting proactive and reactive plans that deliver powerful and timely communications during a crisis.

Soteria supports a wide range of clients to prepare for and manage crises, with a particular focus on cyber incidents. This service fills an essential gap in the market to complement the technical cyber management services delivered by other local providers.

Nihon Cyber Defence (NCD) is a specialist cyber security consultancy providing a full range of services to support the cyber security of organisations globally. These services include professional consultancy, protective & assurance programs, network monitoring and incident management.

NCDs’ specialist cyber team have experience in supporting clients in hundreds of cyber security incidents, both nationally and internationally.

NCD have also recently announced their National Cyber Security Centre Level 2 Cyber Incident Response (CIR) Accreditation through CREST. This accreditation means that NCD has achieved a recognised standard of excellence in cyber incident response.

The partnership between Soteria and NCD is unique and enables them to offer clients comprehensive cyber security service and cyber incident response, without having to engage multiple firms to form or manage their incident plans and response. Engaging the
Soteria and Nihon partnership gives clients a range of skilled expertise across all aspects of cyber security development, consultancy, incident response and cyber exercising.

Soteria and NCD provide a unique level of service and capability with a cadre of senior members of staff formerly from global national CERTS, international law enforcement, military and global industry leaders.

This new partnership offers clients a comprehensive service for global clients. Delivering the ability to engage with all levels of the organisation from technical experts through to C-Suite executives to ensure that all aspects of cyber resilience and incident management are addressed including the business and reputational consequences.

Dougie Grant, EMEA Managing Director of NCD said:

“The cyber landscape is ever-evolving and as a result safeguarding your organisation against a potential cyber incident is a necessity. Each incident is different but always requires a solid technical and communications plan and response so we are thrilled to be partnering with Soteria. We have been working with government agencies, key industries, and critical national infrastructure for decades and by formalising and launching our partnership with Soteria we are demonstrating the criticality of deploying the right technical solutions, the right response options and the right communications protocols to effectively manage their incident response.”

Soteria Founder Lynne Capie commented:

“Partnering with NCD provides clients a unique cyber incident response service to the market. We operate with discretion and with the highest degree of confidentiality, driven by our deep understanding of the significant impact and reach of cyber events. We understand that during a crisis it is important that stakeholder and audience requirements are carefully managed alongside the organisation’s risk appetite and regulatory requirements. Our priority is to develop powerful, accurate and timely communications to support incident management, protecting business reputation and meeting legal and statutory obligations.”

Our Team and Experience

Nihon Cyber Defence is a global cyber security company who protect and support critical national infrastructure, governments, large organisations and small, medium enterprises from the increasing impact of debilitating cyber-attacks. They work with clients all over the world from their offices in Belfast and Tokyo.

Soteria are communications and media specialists who work with organisations to manage crises by creating proactive and reactive crisis management plans, by developing powerful and timely communications for colleagues, clients and stakeholders and by delivering effective media engagement strategies.

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