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London cybersecurity and risk management tech company Crossword Cybersecurity Plc announced it has partnered with Dark Beam Ltd.

This partnership enables the integration of Darkbeam’s cyber risk audits into Crossword’s online supplier assurance and third-party risk management platform, Rizikon.

Darkbeam’s instant digital risk audits will give Rizikon customers a real-time cyber risk rating as part of the overall third-party assurance assessment on the platform. This additional functionality will help organisations to further minimise the threat of their digital ecosystem being exploited via their supply chain and supplier relationships.

Rizikon users will be able to see the headline cyber risk rating on each supplier’s scorecard, with the option of a more detailed cyber risk rating scan as either a one-time purchase or as part of their Rizikon subscription.

Rizikon Assurance improves the scalability, security and auditability of third-party assurance and due diligence through its automated, centralised and encrypted platform. It puts an organisation in control of managing risks in its supply chain and the financial, regulatory, and reputational risks they indirectly carry.

Charles Clark, CEO, at Darkbeam said: “Darkbeam is pleased to partner with Crossword and to offer our cyber security risk audit to Rizikon users. Darkbeam works with clients to augment their approach to cyber security risk, and with the increase in the attack surface, the threat has never been greater.”

Sean Arrowsmith, group sales director at Crossword Cybersecurity PLC, said: “We are very pleased to partner with Darkbeam and help Rizikon customers further understand and manage the cyber risks that may exist in their supply chains.

“All too often these risks are unknown and only exposed when a cyber event occurs. By integrating their cyber risk rating into Rizikon, our users will have access to a more comprehensive overview of their overall cyber risk, in real time, while assessing their supply chain risk at scale, in a cost-effective way.”

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