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CREST Focus Groups help us to continually monitor best practice in Penetration Testing, Threat Intelligence, Incident Response, Intelligence-Led Testing and SOC.
They also aid CREST in the development of its accreditation and certification requirements, ensuring that they remain fit for purpose and keep abreast of technological advancements.
Each group provides a sector specific focus for members and offer the opportunity for them to benefit from purposeful networking opportunities. Membership is open to any representative from a member company accredited to the discipline. Each Group has the following responsibilities:
Our Terms of Reference document provides key information and defines the terms that apply to all CREST’s Focus Groups and their Sub-Committees. Please note that due to the geographical spread and number of accredited companies, the split and number of seats varies for each Focus Group. Furthermore, where not all disciplines are represented across the regions, this would be reflected in the sub-committee composition.
Each Focus Group is run by an elected Sub-Committee of members globally with the number of seats per region based on the number of accredited companies in each region.
If you are interested in learning more about the activities of these Focus Groups, please email [email protected]
Penetration Testing Focus Group Sub-Committee Members
|Tom Ellson, Jumpsec||Phil Arkwright, WithSecure||Abartan Dhakal, Stickman Cyber||Taylor Smith, Pivot Point Security|
|Vincent Goovaerts, Kroll||Faizal Ashruf, UST||Edward Farrell, Mercury ISS||Tony UcedaVelez, Versprite (Vice-Chair)|
|Ben Jacob, Secureworks||Manish Chawda, Pragma Pte Ltd||Jack Rutherford, Triskele Labs|
|Miguel Marques, Quorum Cyber||Cameron Leong, Centurion|
|Boglarka Ronto, Commissum Associates (Chair)||Samuel Pua, WatchTowr|
|Abhijeet Udas, NCC Group||Louis Truong, VSEC|
|Tom Wedgbury, Nettitude Group|
|William Wright, Closed Door Security|
Incident Response Focus Group
|Stefano Maccaglia, RSA||Jason Ka Lee, PwC Hong Kong (Vice-Chair)||Chathura Abeydeera, KPMG||David Brilliant, Alvarez & Marsal|
|Benn Morris, 3B Data Security (Chair)|
|Adrian Shaw, Nettitude Group|
|Oliver Church, Orpheus Cyber (Chair)||Jason Smart, PwC|
|Rob Dartnall, Security Alliance (Vice-Chair)|
|Oliver Fairbank, Northern Trust (Co-opted member)|
|Oliver Fay, Accenture|
|Matthew Hull, NCC Group|
CREST Intelligence-Led Testing Focus Group
|Dominic Chell, MDSec||Saeid Atabaki, Trustwave||Chathura Abeydeera, KPMG (Vice-Chair)|
|Matt Lorentzen, Cyberis (Chair)|
|Doug McLeod, Nettitude Group|
|David Spencer, NCC Group|
CREST Security Operations Centre (SOC) Focus Group
|Leigh Collett, Accenture (Chair)||Ramesh Naidu, Vigilant Asia (Vice-Chair)|
|Alan Freeland, DigitalXRAID||Aneesh Jayakumar, Cyberproof|
|John Lodge, Socura|
|Dan Ryder, Nettitude|
Industry Advisory Group
The Industry Advisory Groups (IAG) are an independent forum for senior professionals who discuss current industry topics and provide advice to CREST on the role it should play in supporting the buying community. Meetings operate under the Chatham House Rule.
Representatives from the buying community can engage with our Industry Advisory Group, giving buyers a role in supporting CREST policy and practice.
Each CREST Council will be establishing their own groups to focus on the buying community’s specific needs in their region. IAGs in the UK and Australia are already in place.
If you are a buyer of cyber security services and would like to get involved in any of our Industry Advisory Groups, or as a member you know of a buyer who would like to be involved, please email Elaine Luck on [email protected].
Diversity and Inclusion Group
CREST’s Diversity and Inclusion Group was established to look at all areas of diversity and inclusion in the cyber security industry.
The purpose of the group is to support the development of inclusion practices and the integration of diversity issues across all aspects of the technical cyber security industry. Through monthly calls, the group helps to ensure that all actions set out from CREST reports and workshops are carried out and that recommendations are made to the CREST International Council about how to move these actions forward.
The group is also responsible for the planning and direction of CREST’s Access to Cyber Security Day events that aim to encourage more people into cyber security careers and help make the industry a good place to work for everyone.
The group has already been responsible for the delivery of a number of CREST reports and publications including:
Equity, Inclusion and Diversity in National Cyber Security Strategy
Neurodiversity in the workplace
Physical disability – addressing the accessibility challenges
Top Tips for Diversity & Inclusion
For more information or to join our Diversity and Inclusion Group, please contact [email protected]