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BT gains CREST accreditation for Threat Intelligence

BT’s Security Division has successfully achieved CREST accreditation for its Threat Intelligence capabilities, adding to the accreditations it has already for Penetration Testing and Cyber Incident Response.

Threat Intelligence lies at the foundation of cyber security, providing the context and insight to enable both rapid responses to current incidents and strategic security decisions and investments in the long term.

By achieving CREST accreditation, BT has been assessed to follow internationally-recognised industry best practice in Threat Intelligence, as it assimilates and analyses inputs from a wide range of external sources alongside proprietary data from its own global network to protect both its own operations and its customers.

Kevin Brown, Managing Director of Security for BT, said: “With the volume, pace and complexity of threats constantly increasing, access to accurate and actionable intelligence is absolutely essential to protecting your organisation.

“This accreditation is a great recognition of the insight that we gain from our global network, technology and partnerships, and of how this Threat Intelligence sits at the foundation of how we protect our business and our customers.”

Rowland Johnson, President of CREST, said: “As a long-standing CREST member with existing accreditations for Penetration Testing and Cyber Incident Response, this latest accreditation for Threat Intelligence further strengthens BT’s commitment and ability to protect its customers’ critical business systems and data.

“High-quality, up-to-date threat intelligence allows organisations to understand the real-time threats they face and underpins measures to prevent cyber-attacks and mitigate risks.”

About BT Group

BT Group is the UK’s leading telecommunications and network provider and a leading provider of global communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries.

BT consists of four customer-facing units: Consumer, Enterprise, Global and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Openreach, which provides access network services to over 650 communications provider customers who sell phone, broadband and Ethernet services to homes and businesses across the UK.