CREST Singapore News

This page contains local news stories relevant to Singapore website visitors.

See also the global CREST news page.

governmentwareCREST Singapore Chapter @ GovernmentWare 2017
Date: 19 – 21 September 2017

AISP and CREST Singapore Chapter participated in the GovernmentWare 2017 as a Supporting Association.

Into its 26th showing, GovernmentWare (GovWare) is the region’s most established premier conference and showcase for cybersecurity. GovWare is the cornerstone event for the Singapore International Cyber Week. Featuring the latest trends in technology, organisational implementation and user perspectives, GovWare attracts practitioners to network, discuss and collaborate on all things cybersecurity.  With a speaker faculty of over 100 government officials, thought leaders, visionaries, technology experts and industry professionals, and over 100 exhibitors and sponsors, the event is the leading platform for practical, focused and unbiased knowledge on cybersecurity.

rsa-asiapacCREST Singapore Chapter @ RSA Conference 2017 Asia Pacific & Japan
Date: 26 – 28 July 2017

AISP and CREST Singapore Chapter participated in the RSA Conference 2017 Asia Pacific & Japan as the Supporting Association.

RSA Conference the region’s leading information security event. Delegates have access to expert-led sessions, inspiring keynotes, cutting-edge product demos and career-enhancing networking opportunities.



CREST Singapore Chapter Industry Consultation Event
Date: 18 July 2017

CREST Singapore Chapter held its Industry Consultation Event on 18 July 2017. Rowland Johnson (Director, CREST International) and Ian Glover (President, CREST International) were in Singapore to provide updates on CREST’s International plans, Incident Response Certifications and SOC accreditation followed by a Q&A session.

To view the photos, please visit here.

CREST Singapore Chapter @ INTERPOL World 2017
Date: 4 – 7 July 2017

AISP and CREST Singapore Chapter participated in the Black Hat Asia 2017 as a Supporting Association.
INTERPOL World is an event providing a strategic platform for the public and private sectors to discuss and showcase solutions to evolving global security challenges. To be held from 4-7 July 2017 at Suntec Singapore, this biennial exhibition and congress event aims to connect law enforcement, government bodies, academia, international security professionals and buyers with security solution providers and manufacturers. The event fosters mutually beneficial collaboration, information sharing, innovation and solutions to ensure faster and more accurate responses to security threats.

CREST Singapore Chapter @ Black Hat Asia 2017
Date: 28 – 31 March 2017

AISP and CREST Singapore Chapter participated in the Black Hat Asia 2017 as the Supporting Association.

Black Hat Asia 2017 took place at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore March 28-31, 2017. InfoSec professionals from around the world gathered to learn from the brightest minds in the industry. Black Hat Asia opens with hands-on Training for security practitioners March 28-29 followed by the main conference March 30—31 featuring applicable and relevant security Briefings presented by top researchers, solutions and products in the Business Hall, and open-source tool demonstrations at Arsenal. Network with the industry’s top talent and stay up to date on the latest in AppSec, exploit development, platform security, and more.


asia-icsCREST Singapore Chapter @ Asia ICS Cyber Security Conference 2017
Date: 27 – 28 March 2017

AISP and CREST Singapore Chapter participated in the Asia ICS Cyber Security Conference 2017 as the Supporting Association.

The inaugural Asia ICS Cyber Security Conference took place at Suntec Singapore. Addressing cyber security issues related to industrial control systems (ICS) / SCADA systems, this 2 days’ conference will gather leading regulatory and industry professionals to raise awareness, share ideas and practical solutions to tackle critical operational issues facing the sector.


CREST Singapore Chapter Sharing Session
Date: 24 February 2017

Following up from our CREST Examination Sharing Session on 16 December 2016, we organized another sharing session on 24 February 2017.  The event took place at AISP office and was delivered by CREST Assessor, Benjamin Harris.

Besides sharing about CREST examinations, the session included topics on CSA’s CII directive and the introduction to CREST courses by our corporate partner, BridgingMinds.

To view the photos, please visit here.

CREST Examination Chapter Sharing Session
Date: 16 December 2016

CREST Singapore Chapter held its first sharing session on 16 December 2016 commencing at 7:00pm at AISP’s Office.  The event was delivered by CREST Assessor, Benjamin Harris.

To view the photos, please visit here.

New CREST report highlights need for Bug Bounty best practice
Lack of standards for bug bounties is leaving researchers, organisations and bounty platforms confused and at risk 26 July 2018:  Bug Bounty programmes are in urgent need of defined best practices and codes of conduct conclude CREST, the not-for-profit accreditation body representing the technical information security industry, in its latest position report ‘Bug Bounties; Working […]


CRESTCon Asia – Call for Speakers and Sponsors
You are invited to submit your presentation proposals for CRESTCon Asia 2018. Presenting at CRESTCon Asia provides you with the opportunity to share your experiences, skills and knowledge with senior delegates and professionals in the security industry. All CRESTCon Asia presentations need to be technical in nature and must relate to penetration testing and assurance, […]


CREST Cyber Security Financial Services Frameworks Event in Europe
CREST is bringing together key stakeholders and leading industry experts – including speakers from the European Central Bank, JP Morgan and the Bank of England – at an event in Frankfurt on 23 March 2018 to share information about how cyber security financial services frameworks are evolving across Europe. The threat to European financial services […]


CREST introduces new Threat Intelligence Analyst Certification
Industry accreditation body sets the bar for threat intel professionals 3 October 2017:   With threat intelligence playing an increasingly important role in the fight against cyber crime, CREST – the international accreditation body for the technical security industry – has introduced a new examination and certification for threat intelligence analysts.  The syllabus reflects the high […]


CREST partners with HKIB and ASTRI in Hong Kong to help fight cyber-crime
CREST joins with Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) and Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) to strengthen cybersecurity skills and competence in Hong Kong 18 November 2016:   CREST has announced that it is collaborating with the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) and the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology […]


Singapore launches Cyber Security Strategy
Singapore’s new Cyber Security Strategy outlines the country’s vision, goals and priorities for protecting essential services from cyber threats and for creating a secure cyberspace for businesses and communities. The strategy is an initiative from The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore and it will be working closely with other agencies and private sector partners. You […]


CREST Annual Review 2015-16
CREST’s annual review (June 2015 to July 2016), which provides an overview of our activities, is now available for download on the link below. CREST Annual Review 2015-16


CREST Singapore Chapter Established to Introduce Penetration Testing Certifications and Accreditations in Singapore
CREST examination facility officially opened at the Singapore Institute of Technology 28 July 2016: In partnership with the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) and the Association of Information Security Professionals (AISP), CREST has established a Singapore Chapter to introduce its penetration testing certifications and accreditations to Singapore. This initiative was developed in collaboration with […]


CREST Beta Examinations
1st July 2016 CREST is pleased to announce that it will be running Beta examinations for the CREST CRT, CREST CCT-INF and CREST CCT-APP exams during the week commencing 4th July. These examinations will be run at the Singaporean Institute of Technology (SIT) and will be led by a CREST International Assessor.  The sessions will […]


CSA and AISP to collaborate with CREST to introduce penetration testing certifications in Singapore
October 2015 Penetration testing is an important undertaking to assess and improve the Cyber Security posture of organisations. By identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities, penetration testers could surface recommendations to harden the security of important ICT systems.  Qualified and competent penetration testing professionals and service providers are necessary to improve the readiness of ICT systems against […]