Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods has appointed security firms Cybereason and CDW to help protect its business from high-tech crime.

Premier said the Cybereason detection, hunting and response service would help it identify potential threats.

According to PAS 96, the British Standards Institute advice on protecting food and drink businesses from deliberate attack, cyber criminals may aim to subvert controls on computerised information and communications systems to stop them working effectively, to steal or to corrupt data they hold, and/or to disrupt internet business.

“Cybereason’s innovative approach and ability to correlate incidents help us to combat sophisticated threat actors,” said Premier Foods technology & services head Gareth Byrne-Perkins.

“Persistent adversaries will continue to find their way into networks through an increasingly expanding attack service and Cybereason will help us to identify potential threats immediately.”

Cybereason, which is working jointly with CDW on the Premier Foods contract, said Premier was one of the growing number of manufacturers using its solutions to discover potential network trouble spots and quickly investigate.

Cybereason’s AI Hunting Platform gives customers access to endpoint detection and response, next-gen anti-virus, anti-ransomware, file-less malware protection and security services, stated Richard Enderby, practice lead for cybersecurity at CDW UK.