Get more info about setting up a new chapter in your area.
We are the global membership body for the cyber security industry. We sit at the centre of a network of some 300 members operating in dozens of countries around the world.
Through links with the buying community we support our members in promoting their services in the marketplace.
Thousands of cyber security professionals internationally hold one or more of our certifications, some through equivalency arrangements.
We have links to governments and regulators in countries around the world.
By becoming a member you are plugging your business into the heart of the global cyber security community.
Accreditation sits at the heart of CREST membership, helping our members differentiate their services and businesses in a crowded marketplace.
All members undergo rigorous accreditation processes covering the policies, processes and competencies they have in place for delivery of their services.
Consequently, member companies offer industry-leading levels of quality assurance allowing clients to buy with confidence.
Our evolving accreditation process now allows members to register their technical staff, offering member companies additional opportunities to market the superior quality of their CREST-accredited services.
CREST branding is available to all members to support their marketing.
We have gone a step further in supporting market advantage for our members by creating a website that members can use to generate client sales leads. Our website is designed to help buyers find the right service and supplier from our membership database.
Buyers who are not sure what service they need are guided through a set of questions that will put them in touch with member companies that can help.
Buyers can then browse information on each member before contacting potential suppliers using our contact and callback functions. This service allows members to generate quantifiable sales leads via our website.
Members can also log into their own dashboards from where they can customise much of the content on their webpages, allowing them more control over the way they present themselves to potential clients.
Joining is a robust but relatively straightforward process. To join, companies must successfully complete our accreditation process. This is designed to demonstrate the quality of the services delivered by companies and the competences of their technical staff.
To become accredited, and so be eligible to join CREST, companies must meet a range of requirements and there fall into four main areas:
• Company operating procedures and standards
• Personnel security and development
• Approach to testing and response
• Data security