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Northwave receives significant and highest SOC-CMM certification and sets a new standard for cyber security services in Europe

Utrecht, 2nd of February 2024

Northwave Cyber Security proudly announces its recent certification with the Security Operations Center Capability Maturity Model (SOC-CMM), making history as the first company in Europe to achieve this distinguished level of quality certification.

The SOC-CMM certification marks an important milestone for Northwave and strengthens the company's position as a reliable and innovative partner in the cyber security industry. As a key player in the European market, Northwave's commitment to excellence in its Security Operations Center (SOC) is now officially recognised by this third-party certification. Northwave's Managed Detection and Response Service, a well-established and proven service, has been at the forefront of safeguarding organisations against cyber threats. Since its foundation in 2006, the Dutch company has grown steadily and counts more than 250 security experts today.

With a strong dedication to continuously improving its cyber security capabilities, the company has chosen to participate in the SOC-CMM model, a comprehensive framework that evaluates and improves the effectiveness of an organisation's SOC. The SOC-CMM model is a highly regarded and globally benchmarked standard designed to improve the performance and maturity of Security Operations Centers. With this assessment, Northwave has demonstrated its ongoing engagement to meet the highest standards in cyber security.

Northwave´s SOC comprises over numerous security professionals who are actively involved in threat analysis to provide expert opinions. The team is ready to offer clients a scalable, comprehensive security concept. In addition to the SOC specialists, the Security Operations Center is reinforced by offensive security specialists from Northwave´s Red Team, forensic experts and incident responders from the Northwave-CERT.

The new certification by SOC-CMM has a strong meaning for Northwave´s client base as well. The involvement reflects the company´s proactive approach to providing the best possible service to its customers and staying one step ahead of evolving cyber threats. The certification process aims to validate and enhance the maturity level of an organisation's SOC. By successfully completing the program, Northwave Cyber Security has not only demonstrated its commitment to quality assurance but has also elevated its maturity level, ensuring clients receive state-of-the-art cyber security services.

Pim Takkenberg, General Manager Innovation & Investigation at Northwave Cyber Security said: "This certification is a testament to our dedication to excellence in cyber security. We are proud to be the first company in Europe to achieve the SOC-CMM certification, showcasing our commitment to providing top-notch security services to our clients. Our goal is to secure the digital landscape for organisations across Europe." 

The benefits of the SOC-CMM certification for Northwave are far-reaching. It provides clients with the assurance of receiving services from a SOC that meets the highest global standards. Furthermore, With the SOC-CMM certification, Northwave Cyber Security belongs to an exclusive group and is one of only three companies worldwide to have achieved that status. This recognition further solidifies Northwave's position as an industry leader, setting the standard for excellence in cyber security.