News & Events

All the latest CREST news and events can be found here.   Click on this link to access the latest  News from Members

 

Cyber Security Apprenticeships offer alternative to ‘clearing’ and debts, says CREST 
With A Level results out today, students who did not get the grades they needed and are facing the anxiety of going through clearing, should look at Cyber Security Higher Apprenticeships as an alternative route to a good career without the burden of student loans, urges Ian Glover, the President of CREST. “Students who did […]

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CREST at the UK Health Show 2017
CREST is delighted to be supporting Cyber Security in Healthcare (CSIH) as part of the UK Health Show Taking place on 27 September 2017 at Olympia London, CSIH provides a unique platform for those enforcing the principles of information security to exchange best-practice and meet directly with cutting-edge industry suppliers, at the forefront of a […]

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44 Con 2017
44CON 2017 takes place at the ILEC Conference Centre, London from 13th-15th September 44CON kicks off with a FREE community evening on Wednesday 13th from 6:30pm. If you can’t make it to the full event but still want to be part of 44CON, the community evening is the perfect opportunity. If you have purchased your […]

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Registration Discounts for CREST members at IET’s System Safety & Cyber Security conference
The conference programme is now available for SSCS 2017 – the IET’s System Safety and Cyber Security Conference.  Technical sessions will include new research on cyber security for defence, Human Factors, establishing intelligent and proactive combined safety and security standards, developing security strategies for safety critical systems and much more. The conference takes place 30 […]

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CREST at Infosecurity Europe 2017
When: 06 – 08 June 2017 Where:  Olympia London Infosecurity Europe is the place to be for everything you need to know about information security.  In just three days, you can take advantage of a range of benefits: Choose from 200 free to attend conference sessions Meet both established vendors and new players all under […]

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CREST AGM 2017
CREST (GB)’s 2017 AGM took place on 10th May at the Royal College of Surgeons in London. Rowland Johnson (Nettitude Ltd) was re-elected and Greg Jones (Digital Assurance Consulting Ltd) was elected to the CREST Executive. Pictured is CREST Chairman, Mark Turner (NCC Group PLC).

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CREST at IP EXPO Manchester 2017
CREST had a very successful two days on 26th  and 27th April at IP EXPO Manchester at the Manchester Central Convention Centre Complex. It was great to bump into so many members as always, but also to meet so many new people interested in examinations and company accreditation.  In particular there was significant interest in […]

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CREST at Cyber UK 2017
    CREST is exhibiting at Cyber UK 2017 next month – https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/events/cyberuk-2017. Come and see us on Stand A26. Cyber UK runs from 14th to 16th March at the Arena and Conference Centre in Liverpool.  Hosted by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), it will bring together cyber security leaders and professionals from the […]

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CRESTCon & IISP Congress 2017 focuses on cyber security threats, vulnerabilities and industry challenges
Keynote from senior NCSC speaker announced 20 February 2017:   CRESTCon & IISP Congress in April will feature keynote presentations from a senior NCSC spokesperson and Tarah Wheeler, website security czar at Symantec.  Other presentations across the event’s three speaker tracks put the spotlight on topics ranging from how an organisation’s email can be turned against […]

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Career opportunity with CREST
As part of its international expansion into overseas regions, CREST is seeking to recruit a hands on systems manager to maintain and develop a wide range of systems, including a global examination platform, cloud-based office platforms and ongoing contribution to several technical projects.  The successful candidate will also be responsible for providing technical support to […]

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CRESTCon 2017 – sponsorship opportunities
For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at CRESTCon & IISP Congress 2017, download the brochure here: http://www.crestandiisp.com. CREST members receive a discount on published rates. A big thank you to our first sponsors:

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Doubling investment in cyber security over next five years underlines the continued need for industry support
Ian Glover, President of CREST, comments on the latest National Cyber Security Strategy announcements by Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP The reference to cyber Incident response is important, but it is essential to ensure that any new incident response schemes are compatible with international initiatives. This is a global issue and we must address it […]

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CRESTCon 2017 date change
Due to the recent announcement of the Government’s CyberUK event in Liverpool on the same date, we have taken the decision to move CRESTCon & IISP Congress.  This is to ensure CREST and IISP members are able to attend both events should they wish to.  The new confirmed date and details are:  CRESTCon & IISP […]

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CREST GCSE reform report raises concerns about scrapping
CREST releases report that examines the impact of the revised Computer Science GCSE and the scrapping of ICT on cyber security education 12 October 2016:   CREST, a not-for-profit accreditation body representing the technical information security industry, has released a report that looks at the revised Computer Science GCSE and the recent abolition of the […]

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CREST at IP Expo Europe, London 2016
CREST were a sponsor at IP Expo Europe on 5 and 6 October. IP Expo Europe is one of Europe’s premier IT events for those looking to find out how the latest IT innovations can drive their business forward. CREST would like to thank the organisers for all their help and for making the exhibition […]

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CREST Annual Review 2015-16
CREST’s annual review (June 2015 to July 2016), which provides an overview of our activities, is now available for download on the link below. CREST Annual Review 2015-16

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New CREST USA Chapter opens offices in New York
13 September 2016:   CREST, the UK-based accreditation and certification body for the technical information security industry, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Security Agency (NSA) in the USA to take over the operation of its Cyber Incident Response Assistance (CIRA) accreditation program. CREST has also launched its USA Chapter with new […]

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Closing the Gender Gap in Cyber Security
CREST releases report exploring the reasons behind the lack of gender diversity in cyber security and looking at ways to drive change

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CREST at BSides, Manchester
CREST was a community sponsor at BSides Manchester on 18th August. The conference was a great success and was a fantastic opportunity to talk and meet with individuals from all levels of the security industry, from students to senior professionals. BSides Manchester, now in its third year, brings together a vast range of people from […]

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CREST Singapore Chapter Established to Introduce Penetration Testing Certifications and Accreditations in Singapore
CREST examination facility officially opened at the Singapore Institute of Technology 28 July 2016: In partnership with the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) and the Association of Information Security Professionals (AISP), CREST has established a Singapore Chapter to introduce its penetration testing certifications and accreditations to Singapore. This initiative was developed in collaboration with […]

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NCC Group Director, Mark Turner, takes over as CREST Chairman
CREST is delighted to welcome Mark Turner, who has been a member of the CREST Executive since March 2015, as its new Chairman. Mark will lead the Executive team as CREST enters a phase of expansion and opportunity, as well as provide support to CREST’s permanent staff and Assessors Group. “It is an exciting time for […]

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CREST wins Highly Commended in SC Awards
June 2016: CREST has been Highly Commended in the ‘Best Professional Training or Certification Programme’ category for the second year running at the SC Magazine Awards Europe 2016. The award was announced at the glittering ceremony on 7 June at Old Billingsgate, situated on the River Thames in between London Bridge and Tower Bridge. “The […]

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CREST named as finalist in 2016 SC Magazine Awards
13 April 2016:   SC Magazine Awards Europe 2016 has shortlisted CREST in the ‘Best Professional Training or Certification Programme’ category.  Being named a finalist in these key industry awards demonstrates the increasing recognition of CREST’s contribution to the technical information security industry and the importance of CREST company and individual certifications.  Across penetration testing, […]

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UK government teams up with CREST at Big Bang Fair to inspire next generation of cyber security experts
A new government backed initiative to encourage young people into careers in cyber security kicked off at this week’s Big Bang Fair at the NEC Birmingham, the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK. The campaign introduces the Digital Defenders – a team of ‘superheroes’ called Crypto Shield, Agent, Block and Frost Byte who save the world from cyber crime.

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UPDATES: CRESTCon 2016
CRESTCon, which was run in conjunction with IISP Congress again this year, saw a record number of delegates at over 400. The addition of a third stream and a bookshop both proved popular so we plan to further develop these for 2017. Our thanks to all of the speakers and the sponsors for helping to […]

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CREST and NCA Cyber Crime Report
CREST and NCA workshop report now available to view and download Recent events, such as the TalkTalk hack, have highlighted the extent to which young people can become involved in cyber crime. In September 2015, representatives from CREST member companies met the National Crime Agency’s National Cyber Crime Unit (NCA NCCU) at a workshop designed […]

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Campaign targets UK’s youngest cyber criminals
The National Crime Agency has today launched a campaign to discourage young people from becoming involved in cyber crime, after analysis of investigations involving the NCA’s National Cyber Crime Unit over the last year found the average age of suspects to be 17. The #CyberChoices campaign is aimed at educating the parents of 12-15 year […]

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CREST, CSA and AISP work together to introduce penetration testing certifications in Singapore
6 October 2016:     CREST has signed a Memorandum of Intent (MoI) with the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) and the Association of Information Security Professionals (AISP) in Singapore to work together to introduce CREST certifications for penetration testing in Singapore.  CREST, a UK-headquartered not for profit organisation, will work with AISP, a […]

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CREST partnership with Offensive Security
CREST signs new partnership with Offensive Security to improve the standards of information security Leading UK and US penetration testing certification bodies join forces in global drive to professionalise cyber security sector 4 August 2015:   CREST, the UK-based, not-for-profit accreditation body that represents the technical information security industry, has announced a partnership with Offensive Security, […]

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Inspired Careers launches to help grow the Cyber Security talent pool
16 July 2015:  Developed with the UK Government as part of its National Cyber Security Programme, a new careers hub aims to encourage people into the Cyber Security industry and keep them there.Launched today by Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey,  at Reform’s “Cyber security: assurance, resilience, response’ conference”, the Inspired Careers website (www.inspiredcareers.org) has been […]

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CREST Highly Commended in SC Awards
3 June 2015:   CREST was Highly Commended in the ‘Best Professional Training or Certification Programme’ category at the SC Magazine Awards Europe 2015.  The award was presented to CREST on the 2nd June at the Ballroom Grosvenor House on Park Lane, London.  Read more… “The SC Awards Europe are the most prestigious awards in […]

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CREST shortlisted in SC Magazine Awards
CREST has been named as one of the finalists in this year’s prestigious SC Magazine Awards, in the category for Best Professional Training or Certification Programme. The place on the shortlist reflects CREST’s wide range of work in this area including the CBEST and STAR schemes in partnership with the Bank of England and the […]

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CREST announces first STAR accredited companies
BT, Context Information Security, Nettitude and Portcullis awarded CREST accredited STAR (Simulated Targeted Attack and Response) service provider status 15 October 2014:   CREST has announced that BT, Context Information Security, Nettitude and Portcullis have all passed the stringent assessment to become the first organisations accredited to provide CREST STAR (Simulated Targeted Attack and Response) services.  […]

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Barclays Digital Banking gains new Government Cyber Essentials certification
New certification demonstrates Barclays on-going commitment to protecting customer data and finances when transacting online or digitally Gotham Digital Science, a member of Cyber Essentials accreditation body CREST, assesses and issues Barclays with Cyber Essentials certification 3 July 2014: Barclays has become the first major organisation to gain the new Government Cyber Essentials certification for […]

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Bank of England works with CREST to deliver cyber-security framework
London, UK – 10 June 2014: CREST, the not-for-profit organisation that represents the technical information security industry, has been working with UK Financial Authorities – Bank of England (BoE), Her Majesty’s Treasury, and the Financial Conduct Authority – to develop CBEST, a new framework for sharing detailed threat intelligence and delivering cyber security tests and […]

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CREST works with UK Government to roll out Cyber Essentials
CREST certifies the first companies to deliver Cyber Essentials assessment 5 June 2014:   The UK Government has today announced the launch of its Cyber Essentials Scheme, following successful pilot assessments, managed and reviewed by CREST, the not-for-profit organisation that represents and certifies the technical information security industry. Details of the first security companies accredited by […]

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CREST Supports Government Cyber Essentials Scheme
The Cyber Essentials scheme will enable an independent assessment of the essential security controls that organisations should have in place to have a level of confidence that they are mitigating risks from internet-based threats. CREST has been working closely with CESG, the Information Security arm of GCHQ, to develop the assessment framework for the Cyber […]

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CREST Members vote in new Executive
At the CREST AGM on Thursday 30th January 2014, four new Members were elected to the CREST Executive.  These were John Beale, Security Alliance; Roy Hills, NTA Monitor; Rowland Johnson, Nettitude and Punam Tiwari, IRM. Adoption of new Articles of Association and associated Bye-Laws were approved unanimously at the EGM which took place immediately before […]

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Cyber Incident Response Scheme Launched
Two schemes that provide access to industry expertise to respond effectively to the consequences of cyber security attacks have been formally launched today by CESG, the Information Security arm of GCHQ, and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), in collaboration with the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST), the professional body […]

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Students, businesses, researchers and academics share cybersecurity knowledge at first CRESTx at Lancaster University
CREST and Lancaster University hosted the first CRESTx event on 3rd July 2014.

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CESG Cyber Incident Response
Drawing on experiences of a CESG/CPNI pilot running since October 2012, a twin track approach is being taken for certified Cyber Incident Response services: a broadly based scheme managed by industry professional body, endorsed by CESG and CPNI, and delivered by industry. This scheme focuses on appropriate standards for incident response aligned to demand from […]

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