CREST in Australasia
The formal relationship between CREST International and CREST ANZ ended at the end of April 2019. Since then, CREST International has established a new CREST Chapter in Australia with a Chairman and Advisory Board. This replicates the model used by CREST International throughout the rest of the world. CREST International has also been involving Australian based companies in research and development projects and we successfully ran CRESTCon Australia on 8 April 2021; further information on the event is available here.
By way of clarification, CREST ANZ have no rights to the CREST International suite of company accreditations or individual certifications.
You can read more about CREST International’s activities in Australasia here.
CREST International membership is based on a formal accreditation process. This process has been assessed and deemed suitable for allowing members access to relevant international Government and Regulator cyber security services schemes. There are domestic and sector specific requirements included in some schemes and these are all built into the membership accreditation process.
CREST International has introduced its full range of disciplines to the Australasian market:
- Penetration Testing
- Incident Response
- Threat Intelligence
- Security Operations Centres
These are proving to be of significant interest to buyers in the region and further information on the requirements for each of them is available here.
CREST ANZ has not adopted these Accreditation Standards and therefore CREST ANZ membership alone is not recognised by CREST International as being equivalent.
CREST International have now fully deployed the international suite of examinations to support the disciplines in Australia. This makes these examinations consistent with the rest of the world. In addition, the examination equivalency recognition programmes that CREST International has established with Offensive Security and EC-Council also apply to the Australasian community through CREST International.