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CREST announces availability of Immersive Labs solutions for threat intelligence certifications

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18 January 2023

CREST, the international not-for-profit cyber security accreditation and certification body, today announced the availability of new CREST certification-aligned labs powered by Immersive Labs​, the leader in people-centric cybersecurity​. The new labs will help its members grow their skills and prepare for their CREST threat intelligence certifications. CREST will provide member companies with the labs free of charge. 

The Immersive Labs platform provides access to hands-on simulations of cyber threats and effective mitigation techniques. The launch of these custom learning pathways means anyone preparing for CREST examinations will be able to test and improve their cyber capabilities in line with the threat intelligence certification framework. 

“Our partnership with Immersive Labs gives our members access to powerful, real-time labs in preparation for CREST examinations and ongoing skills development,” said Rowland Johnson, President of CREST. “CREST certifications are recognised worldwide by the professional services industry and buyers as being the best indication of knowledge, skills, and competence. They are increasingly a mandated requirement for those hiring or buying services.” 

CREST has worked closely with Immersive Labs to map its online, on-demand content to the CREST Practitioner Threat Intelligence Analyst (CPTIA), CREST Registered Threat Intelligence Analyst (CRTIA), and CREST Certified Threat Intelligence Manager (CCTIM) syllabuses. 

“Together, we will help CREST members taking the CREST certifications gain an in-depth understanding of complex cyber skills in an engaging way to help them gain vital capabilities,” said Stuart Laidlaw, Vice President of Customer Success, Immersive Labs. “CREST is a forward-thinking accreditation provider and their work with us is a reflection of its dedication to its members and to cyber security skills development.” 

About CREST 

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. 

For more information on CREST: www.crest-approved.org 

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About Immersive Labs

Immersive Labs is the world’s first Cyber Workforce Optimization solution enabling organizations to measure, map to risk, and optimize the cyber abilities of their workforce in line with a security strategy. The award-winning platform continuously tests, analyses and improves the capabilities of technical and non-technical teams, allowing the expertise of the whole organization to meet ever-evolving risks. This embeds a new level of resilience, unlocking the strategic value of knowledge, skills and judgement in cyber risk reduction and crisis response for the first time.