CREST: What's it all about?
If you've ever looked for Information Technology services or Cybersecurity services, there is no doubt that you have come across CREST. But what is CREST? Why is it so important? Why should you even care?
We will cover those and all things CREST in this blog!
What is CREST?
CREST is a non-profit organization that “serves the needs of a technical information security marketplace that requires the services of a regulated professional services industry”. To that end, CREST maintains a directory of members that offer professional services in many information security disciplines. CREST looks to set standards for the delivery of technical professional services by individual practitioners and companies. Organizations that are looking for qualified individuals or companies to provide penetration testing, threat intelligence or incident response services can refer to this list of CREST members.
CREST Singapore was launched in July 2016, aiming to produce skills and capabilities for professionals and service providers to perform penetration tests by introducing CREST certifications in Singapore.
What does it mean for me?
Considering the increasing frequency of cyber attacks and data breaches on the world stage, much like the recent hack on SingHealth, many businesses are beginning to come to the realization that cybersecurity is not just for IT organizations. It is for every business that utilizes technology for business operations. Cybersecurity is no longer an afterthought or an add-on consideration for businesses. It should be a core requirement for every organization to be implemented as critical part of their foundation.
With such serious concerns weighing on your mind, having to learn which service providers are up to the challenge should be the least of your worries and CREST has taken that troublesome part out of your hands! Your next service provider is one CREST search away.
You will not be surprised to find Horangi Cybersecurity on this elite list of service providers. A member of CREST, Horangi Cybersecurity has delivered on the promise of creating a safer cyber space time and time again with its products, services, and experts.
 CREST (International), About CREST, http://www.crest-approved.org/about-crest/about-crest/index.html
 CREST (International), About CREST Singapore, http://www.crest-approved.org/singapore/about/index.html
 The Business Times, SingHealth hacked; records of 1.5m patients, including PM Lee Hsien Loong, stolen, https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/government-economy/singhealth-hacked-records-of-15m-patients-including-pm-lee-hsien-loong-stolen
 CREST (International), Horangi Pte Ltd, http://www.crest-approved.org/membercompanies/horangi-pte-ltd/index.html