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CREST penetration testing maturity model

Understanding the CREST Penetration Testing Maturity Model

Penetration testing, or pen testing, is a critical component of any organisation’s cyber security strategy, as it helps to determine vulnerabilities that attackers could exploit. However, simply conducting a pen testing exercise is not enough. Organisations need to ensure that their pentesting strategies, methodologies, and programs are mature and practical to identify and consider all …

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Learn about the CREST Defensible Penetration Test (CDPT) and business benefits

CREST, a non-profit membership organisation representing the global cybersecurity industry, has developed a Crest Defensible Penetration Test (CDPT) specification. This specification is designed to guide organisations in conducting penetration tests and utilising the test results to enhance their overall security posture and establish security programs during significant growth phases. By adhering to the CDPT standard, …

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CREST Penetration Testing – Learn how accredited status helps businesses

CREST, a non-profit, multi-tiered membership body, enables professionals and organisations to build trust in the digital world by raising professional standards and providing measurable quality assurance for the worldwide cybersecurity industry, especially in the data and technical information security market. What is CREST penetration testing? A CREST penetration test is an attack simulation authorised by …

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CREST Vulnerability assessment

Your guide to CREST vulnerability assessments

Vulnerability assessment exercises help organisations identify vulnerabilities in their systems before threat actors can take advantage of them and also provide risk mitigation to reduce the attack surface. CREST is a non-profit certification and accreditation body in the technical information security industry that certifies companies that offer penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, threat intelligence, and cyber …

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CREST and CHECK Penetration Testing Explained – Which is Right for Your Business?

It’s not wrong to say that CHECK and CREST are two of the most widely-used internationally recognised UK-based pen testing benchmarks, helping organisations identify vulnerabilities in their systems that malicious actors could exploit. We’ll discuss the differences in pen testing between CREST and CHECK, penetration testing providers, and how to select the right pen test …

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CREST certifications levels

CREST Certification benefits, cost, OSCP equivalent and other details

Cyber security certifications equip individuals with the knowledge and skills to safeguard networks, systems, and data from cyber threats and attacks. These certifications allow technical information security providers to validate their relevant and frequent experience and demonstrate their expertise and commitment to the field. In this article, we will discuss the different types of certifications …

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CREST penetration testing guide

CREST penetration testing guide and methodology

Penetration testing is an essential component of any organisation’s security strategy. A well-conducted pen test can help IT teams ensure their defences are up to par and protect businesses and organisations against cyber security attacks. CREST Penetration testing guide to help you effectively conduct penetration tests A pen testing guide is a detailed and explanatory …

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What is a CREST-approved provider, and why choosing a CREST-certified company is important?

Choosing the right cyber security services company is essential for any business. But with so many providers, knowing which one to choose can be difficult. That’s why CREST-approved companies offering tangible business benefits are a great option; they have been certified by an independent body to high technical, ethical and legal standards and provide high-quality …

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Penetration testing statistics, vulnerabilities and trends in 2023 

The cyber-world is an ever-expanding network of digital systems and technologies that have revolutionized our lives and work. However, these advancements come with inherent vulnerabilities, making the cyber world an attractive target for cybercriminals. From data breaches to ransomware attacks, the list of cyber threats continues to grow. Pen testing plays a crucial role in …

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iOS Penetration Testing: What it is? How to pentest iOS applications?

While iPhones boast robust security, attackers constantly seek weak points. Enter iOS penetration testing – the security validation exercise against your controls attempting to stop data breaches and unauthorised access. Through manual and automated techniques like vulnerability scanning and reverse engineering, it uncovers hidden flaws in your iOS apps, protecting sensitive data and user trust. …

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