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Our Mission


We have 300 accredited and quality assured members including many of the world’s leading cyber security companies.

Our members offer their clients industry-leading levels of quality and service, tested and assured against our audit and accreditation processes.

In addition to company accreditations, we also deliver globally respected certifications for cyber security professionals, helping thousands of individuals worldwide to develop their careers and potential.

We and our member companies work internationally with governments, national security agencies and regulatory bodies to support their work to safeguard our personal information, national security and infrastructures against those seeking to cause harm and damage.

CREST sits at the heart of the global cyber security industry and our members enjoy access to a hugely influential network through our international connections to member companies, individual professionals, governments, academia and other partners.

Our membership


Against a background of rising levels of threat, there is growing demand globally for more qualified and competent cyber security professionals.

CREST qualified individuals must pass rigorous professional examinations to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and competencies. Our certifications are internationally recognised and respected, underpinning individual career progression and professional standards across the industry.

We are passionate about careers in cyber security, ensuring the pipeline into the industry keeps pace with demand and that the pool of talent is as inclusive and diverse as possible.

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CREST accreditation is an internationally recognised badge of quality and trust for member companies.

All member companies submit policies, processes and procedures relating to their service provision as part of the accreditation process. These are rigorously assessed by our team before membership is approved, and member companies undertake a lighter touch annual renewal process.

All accredited companies and CREST registered individuals sign our Codes of Conduct further helping to ensure consistent quality of service.

Those buying services from our member companies are assured that they are dealing with a trusted company offering consistently high levels of service delivered by competent professional technical security staff.

We accredit member organisations in all cyber security disciplines including: Penetration Testing, Intelligence-led Penetration Testing, Threat Intelligence, Incident Response, Vulnerability Assessment and Security Operation Centres.

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Drawing on our extensive global member and stakeholder network, we deliver a wide range of unique content to inform and support members and the industry more widely.

We run many events around the world like our popular CRESTCons, as well as webinars and workshops that allow members, qualified individuals and the wider industry to debate cyber security matters and help shape the future of the industry.

Our members have access to Focus Groups where discipline experts can discuss and debate issues and have a tangible input into the development of their technical discipline.

We also produce a regular industry newsletter Script Bulletin which keeps members up to date with developments in CREST and the wider industry. Our new podcast provides a platform for thought leadership and discussing industry issues in depth.

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