CREST Accredited

Offering added assurances we


operate to the highest standard

  • Independent, verifiable third-party assessment of our security testing methods
  • Evidence that our security professionals demonstrate knowledge, skill and competence
  • Offers our customers enhanced confidence that we focus on best practice policies and procedures

What is CREST?

CREST is a not-for-profit accreditation body that represents and supports the technical information security market. It provides internationally recognised accreditations for organisations and individuals providing a host of cyber security services, including penetration testing. 

It was set up in response for the clear need for more regulated professional services and is now recognised globally. CREST is governed by an elected executive board of experienced security professionals who help promote, develop and support awareness and standards within the cyber security marketplace.

Internal audits ensure that all CREST membership and accreditation activities preserve impartiality, objectivity, independence and confidentiality to provide the highest of professional ethics.

Individuals within the security industry recommend businesses looking for penetration testing services should always search for CREST accredited bodies to ensure the services are carried out by skilled professionals.

Why CyberGuard is CREST accredited...

Membership provides a demonstrable level of quality for its services and is used as a major differentiator in offering superior cyber security services rather than a traditional security business.

By being accredited it provides an independent, verifiable third-party assessment of our security testing methods giving us confidence that our procedures are of the highest standard. This then provides us with greater credibility within the cyber security industry.

With constantly new and evolving threats within the cyber security landscape, knowledge and guidance is indispensable. Being accredited with CREST also offers us access to industry leading guidance, standards and the opportunity to share and enhance our cyber security knowledge.

CREST membership isn’t easy. Companies applying must undergo stringent assessments, while CREST qualified individuals have to pass rigorous professional level examinations to demonstrate knowledge, skill and competence. This validates our cyber security professionals and demonstrates a level of the highest quality, which is why CyberGuard is CREST accredited.

The benefits to our customers...

Being CREST accredited offers huge benefits for our customers. By using CyberGuard’s Penetration Testing service our customers are safe in the knowledge that…

  • The services provided will be delivered by a trusted company, focusing on best practice policies and procedures
  • The work will be conducted by highly-qualified individuals with up-to-date knowledge, skills and competence to deal with all the latest vulnerabilities and techniques used by real attackers
  • We are able to provide faster engagement with customer procurement processes
  • Both the company assessments and individual qualifications are underpinned by meaningful and enforceable codes of conduct
  • We offer enhanced customer confidence through internationally recognised certifications

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