Wednesday June 1st

In May 2016, CREST signed an MOU with the National Security Agency (NSA) to take over the operation of the CIRA accreditation program.    The NSA/Information Assurance (IAD) provides advanced Cyber Incident Response Assistance (CIRA) and Vulnerability Assessment (VA) services to address a growing number of sophisticated security incidents against National Security Systems (NSS).  The National Security Cyber Assistance Program (NSCAP) was created to leverage the cyber expertise of industry to perform select cyber security services for NSS owners and operators.  Accreditation of highly qualified commercial industry partners capable of consistently providing a high level of cyber security assistance services is based on a stringent set of criteria created from NSA, Industry and Government best practices.   

CREST will take over the running of the CIRA scheme in August 2016.  For more details about this relationship, please e-mail [email protected]