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CREST Focus Groups

CREST Focus Groups help us to continually monitor best practice in Penetration Testing, Threat Intelligence, Incident Response 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.

The groups provide a sector specific focus for members and offer the opportunity for them to benefit from purposeful networking opportunities. If you are interested in learning more about the activities of these Focus Groups, please email [email protected]

Representatives from the buying community can engage with our Industry Advisory Group, giving buyers a role in supporting CREST policy and practice.

 

Current CREST Focus Groups

 

Penetration Testing Focus Group

The Focus Group is open to all members accredited to the Penetration Testing discipline and its purpose is to be both reactive and proactive.

The Focus Group will:

  • Review membership accreditation processes;
  • Review related examination syllabuses;
  • Provide feedback to the CREST Assessors on examination content and quality, via the Focus Group Sub-Committee;
  • Provide feedback on penetration testing issues;
  • Horizon-scan upcoming technological developments to provide input to examination content;
  • Provide direction to CREST and support related government initiatives.

Incident Response Focus Group

The Focus Group is open to all members accredited to the Cyber Security Incident Response discipline and its purpose is to be both reactive and proactive.

The Focus Group will:

  • Review membership accreditation processes;
  • Review related examination syllabuses;
  • Provide feedback to the CREST Assessors on examination content and quality, via the Focus Group Sub-Committee;
  • Provide feedback to CREST on its incident response strategies;
  • Provide feedback to the membership on incident response issues;
  • Horizon-scan upcoming technological developments to provide input to examination content;
  • Provide direction to CREST and support related government initiatives.

CREST Threat Intelligence Professionals (CTIPs)

The focus group is CREST threat intelligence membership discipline and its purpose is to be both reactive and proactive.

The Focus Group will:

  • Review membership accreditation processes;
  • Review related examination syllabuses;
  • Provide feedback to the CREST Assessors on examination content and quality, via the Focus Group Sub-Committee;
  • Provide feedback to CREST on its threat intelligence strategies;
  • Provide feedback to the membership on threat intelligence issues;
  • Horizon-scan upcoming technological developments to provide input to examination content;
  • Provide direction to CREST and support related government initiatives.

CREST Intelligence-Led Penetration Testing Focus Group

The Focus Group is open to all members accredited to the STAR Intelligence-Led Penetration Testing discipline and its purpose is to be both reactive and proactive.

The Focus Group will:

  •  Review membership accreditation processes;
  •  Review related examination syllabuses;
  •  Provide feedback to the CREST Assessors on examination content and quality, via the Focus Group Sub-Committee;
  •  Provide feedback to CREST on its ILPT strategies;
  •  Provide feedback to the membership on ILPT issues;
  •  Horizon-scan upcoming technological developments to provide input to examination content;
  •  Provide direction to CREST and support related government initiatives.

CREST Security Operations Centre (SOC) Focus Group

The Focus Group is open to all members accredited to the Security Operations Centre (SOC) discipline and its purpose is to be both reactive and proactive.

The Focus Group will:

  •  Represent the discipline and feed back to the CREST internal management team;
  •  Review membership accreditation processes;
  •  Review related examination syllabuses;
  •  Provide feedback to the CREST Assessors collectively on examination content and quality, via the Focus Group Sub-Committee;
  •  Provide feedback to CREST on its SOC strategies;
  •  Provide feedback to the wider membership on SOC issues;
  •  Horizon-scan upcoming technological developments to provide input to examination content;
  •  Provide direction to CREST and support related government initiatives.

Industry Advisory Group

The Industry Advisory Group is an independent forum for senior professionals to discuss current industry topics and to provide advice to CREST on the role it should play. Meetings operate under the Chatham House Rule.

If you are a buyer of cyber security services and would like to get involved in this group, or as a member you know of a buyer who would like to be involved, please email Elaine Luck on [email protected]