North Star Cyber Security receives CREST accreditation for Penetration Testing Services
June, 15, 2020: North Star Cyber Security, a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) and a Cyber Security Consultancy has recently been awarded the CREST accreditation for delivering Penetration Testing Services. North Star delivers innovative technological solutions, to offer professionalism and excellence in cyber security services, 365 days a year.
CREST is a not-for-profit accreditation and certification body representing the technical information security industry. CREST provides internationally recognised accreditations for organisations providing technical security services and professional level certifications for individuals providing vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, cyber incident response, threat intelligence and security operations centre (SOC) services. CREST Member companies undergo regular and stringent assessment, whilst CREST certified individuals undertake rigorous examinations to demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, skill and competence. To ensure currency of knowledge in fast changing technical security environments the certification process is repeated every three years.
‘CREST is pleased to welcome North Star Cyber Security as an accredited member company’, said Ian Glover, president of CREST, ‘North Star Cyber Security has been through a demanding assessment process that examined test methodologies, legal and regulatory requirements, data protection standards, logging and auditing, internal and external communications with stakeholders, as well as how test data security is maintained. Awarding North Star Cyber Security membership for its penetration testing services means that we are formally recognising that the company consistently delivers the highest professional security services standards to its customers’.
About North Star Cyber Security
North Star Cyber Security was founded to create the perfect blend of a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) and a Cyber Security Consultancy in one. We propose new ideas alongside solid foundations, to offer professionalism and excellence in cyber security services for companies, 365 days a year.
This ethos stems from over 15 years working in the security and intelligence services for the Ministry of Defence and cyber security industry, delivering large international cyber security projects, together with 17 years of setting up successful sale offices across the south of England.
Our board of advisors have a wealth of experience in cyber security, ranging from positions such as, Chief Information Security Officer for one of the largest gas mains and services in Scotland and the South of England, Managing Director of a data protection law firm and one of the top UK strategic development advisors.
Our team of consultants range from penetration testers, cyber security analysts, information security consultants and Chief Information Security Officers, holding qualifications such as Crest CRT, Crest CRTIA, CISM, ISO27001 Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor.
‘North Star Cyber Security is extremely pleased with this excellent achievement” said Oliver Spence, Co-Founder of North Star Cyber Security, ‘It shows the dedication and professionalism of the organisation, from the processes in place to the diligence of the employees. Being CREST accredited shows our clients, existing and new, that we offer Penetration Testing Services to the highest of standards.’