smartbloc. wins Managed Security trophy at the 2023 Computing Security Excellence Awards


Judges recognise smartbloc.TM as the industry’s most comprehensive, enterprise-grade managed security service

28th April 2023NormCyber, the award-winning managed security service provider for mid-sized organisations, today announced that its flagship solution, smartbloc. was recognised as the best Managed Security Service in the 2023 Computing Security Excellence Awards.

The Security Excellence Awards honour the companies, teams and individuals leading the way in cyber security. At a ceremony held at London’s historic One Moorgate Place, the judges praised norm. for developing the industry’s most comprehensive, enterprise-grade managed security service – smartbloc.

“We are delighted to win the coveted and highly-competitive Managed Security Award at this year’s Security Excellence Awards,” said Pete Bowers, COO at Norm. “We designed smartbloc. to provide straightforward and proactive answers to all modern cyber security woes. This award is a true recognition of our brilliant team’s efforts to continually innovate and simplify cyber risk management for mid-sized organisations.”

In contrast to traditional, technology-focused deployments, smartbloc. combines 24×7 managed cyber security protection (from a UK-based and Fortinet-certified SOC) with penetration testing, continuous cyber safety training and support for certification, compliance and incident response. Analyst firm Omdia recently credited smartbloc. as a ‘soup-to-nuts’ managed security service for this emphasis on People, Process and Technology (PPT) – the three pillars of a successful cyber security strategy.

Uniquely, smartbloc. continuously assesses the strength of organisations’ PPT controls to provide them with a real-time Cyber Resilience Score – the industry’s first single cyber health metric. This allows customers to benchmark operational improvements, quantify the return on cyber security spend, demonstrate compliance to external stakeholders such as auditors and regulators, and even attain affordable cyber insurance coverage faster.

smartbloc. is easy to deploy, flexible to scale (companies can sign up for modules or the complete service) and cost 70 percent less than an in-house function. It adheres to the highest information security standards including IASME Governance, ISO 27001, CREST certification and PCI-DSS accreditation.

About NormCyber

Established in 2015, NormCyber is a company on a mission to provide mid-sized organisations with complete visibility and total control over cyber risk, without the hassle of managing it themselves. Its client list includes businesses in the finance, banking & insurance, logistics & supply chain, and retail & consumer goods industries, amongst others. With a customer retention rate of over 98 percent, NormCyber offers a true eyes-on-screen 24x7x365 UK-based Security Operations Centre. It also adheres to the highest information security standards including Cyber Essentials Plus, ISO 27001, and is both CREST-certified and PCI-DSS accredited.

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