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CREST Influence

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With 300 member companies, more than 3,000 CREST qualified individuals, links with governments and regulators around the world, CREST has influence and respect across the cyber security industry.

CREST regularly works with governments and regulators internationally to ensure that our certifications meet all required standards, as well as working to support the development of resilient cyber ecosystems and the upskilling the cyber security profession.

We have a global reach with chapters in the Americas, Asia, Australasia, the European Union and the UK. CREST Regional Councils comprise elected representatives from member companies in each region. Their contacts and knowledge of each region gives us great insight and access to a wide range of cyber security ecosystems and markets.

In the Americas we are engaging with the US Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program.

In Australasia we have good links with the Australian government and its Cyber Operational Resilience Intelligence-led Exercises (CORIE) framework.

We are actively engaged with various authorities in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Through our Asia Council we are furthering links and partnerships with regulators and authorities across the region.

In the UK, which is CREST’s founding chapter, we have a long-standing partnership with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) which is part of the UK’s intelligence and security organisation, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). We also work with the Bank of England; the Financial Conduct Authority; Civil Aviation Authority; Ofcom; the Cabinet Office; the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and the UK Centre for the Protection of the National Infrastructure to support frameworks and standards in cyber security for government and key national infrastructures.

CREST has strong links with the buying community and our Councils work closely with buyers in their regions, ensuring we can share intelligence and insights on evolving client requirements and expectations.

We also enjoy links with academia around the world through our Academic Partners. Our work with Academic Partners forms a core part of our strategy to build capability, capacity, consistency and community across the global cyber security industry. We actively work with colleges and universities to encourage a diverse talent pool into the industry.

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