20 July 2020: CREST, the not-for-profit accreditation and certification body representing the technical information security industry, has accredited its 200th new Member Company. Malaysian-based Nexagate has successfully passed the demanding assessment required to offer CREST accredited penetration testing services.
To mark the occasion, a ceremony took place with speakers from CREST and Nexagate that included: Samantha Alexander, CREST’s Principal Accreditor, Khairil Effendy bin Dato’ Ahmad, Nexagate’s Managing Director, Kim Hock Leow, Chairman of CREST’s Asia Advisory Group and Ian Glover, President of CREST. Also in attendance at Nexagate’s offices in Kuala Kumpur were Nexagate staff and partners to celebrate the occasion. CREST attendance was via Zoom live linkup and several large screens were set up in the offices to make it as interactive as possible.
“I am delighted that Nexagate has achieved CREST membership. Being accredited, recognises its commitment to delivering the highest level of penetration testing to its customers,” said Ian Glover, President of CREST. “In reaching our 200th company member we are demonstrating our commitment to small and large service suppliers, as well as to the international and domestic markets. The work we have done to structure and professionalise the industry in the UK and new international markets is making a real and tangible difference.”
As a CREST member company Nexagate offers a demonstrable level of assurance when providing its penetration testing services. All CREST members sign up to a strict and enforceable code of conduct and must also demonstrate that they have suitable policies, processes and procedures in place. By using a CREST member company, buyers can be confident that work will be carried out by competent experts with up-to-date skills and knowledge.
Khairil Effendy bin Dato’ Ahmad, Nexagate’s Managing Director said: “We were already proud to have been awarded our CREST accreditation and then it was a great surprise to find out we were also the 200th member. Being part of an organisation that is so rigorous in its accreditation process also reflects the high standards we have as an organisation. We wanted to become a member of CREST to demonstrate to current and future customers that our services are robust and to the highest standards and we are looking forward to the future with CREST.”