CREST partners with HKIB and ASTRI in Hong Kong to help fight cyber-crime

CREST joins with Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) and Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) to strengthen cybersecurity skills and competence in Hong Kong

18 November 2016:   CREST has announced that it is collaborating with the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) and the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) to deliver its high-level cybersecurity accreditations and examinations across Hong Kong from December 2016. CREST provides internationally recognised accreditation for organisations and individuals providing penetration testing, cyber incident response and threat intelligence services.

From December, CREST will be working closely with both HKIB and ASTRI to develop tailored assurance programmes aligned to the needs of the dynamic Hong Kong market.

Rowland Johnson, Director of CREST (International), commented:  “We are delighted to be working together with HKIB and ASTRI to deliver CREST certifications and accreditations in Hong Kong.  We have seen a significant increase in cyber-attacks on the financial services sector.  Governments and regulators around the world recognise the importance of developing greater skills to fight cyber-crimes.  With increasing demand for penetration testing and red teaming services within Hong Kong, high level CREST certifications give customers the trust and confidence they need when sourcing cyber security solutions”.

“CREST certifications have already become the de-facto standard in the UK and Australia;  this latest announcement means that CREST will now be able to deliver increased levels of confidence to the buying community in Hong Kong in its fight against cyber-crime,” Ian Glover, President of CREST.  “In partnership with HKBI and ASTRI, CREST seeks to strengthen and professionalise the cyber security skills and standards in Hong Kong.”