Consider IT becomes CREST member

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Consider IT becomes CREST member

Consider IT is proud to announce that we are now a member of CREST following an extensive and rigorous assessment of our internal business processes, security methodologies, and overall data security. This further highlights our commitment to cyber security and to our clients.

Stuart Gilbertson, Managing Director of Consider IT, said: “For years, Consider IT has acknowledged that more responsibility needs to be taken by IT Support companies. There are no barriers to entry and no formal requirements to become an ‘IT Support Company’ or ‘Managed Service Provider’. Therefore, the only way to affirm quality within the business is to achieve membership or certification from recognised third-party bodies or standards. I’m delighted to confirm that today we achieved yet another milestone in our long-term plans to be superior. Our team adopt an innovative and rigorous approach to security and as such we have been acknowledged for doing so. We plan on rolling out Cyber Essentials to all clients as standard, and moving onto penetration testing when the time is right.”

As a result of the recent membership, Consider IT is now an official Certifying Body for the Cyber Essentials scheme.

About CREST

CREST is a not-for-profit accreditation and certification body representing the technical information security industry. CREST provides internationally recognised accreditation for organisations providing technical security services and professional level certifications for individuals providing penetration testing, cyber incident response, threat intelligence and security operations centre (SOC) services. CREST Member companies undergo regular and stringent assessment, whilst CREST certified individuals undertake rigorous examinations to demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, skill and competence. To ensure currency of knowledge in fast changing technical security environments the certification process is repeated every three years.

CREST is governed by an elected Executive of experienced security professionals who also promote and develop awareness, ethics and standards within the cyber security industry. CREST supports its members and the wider information security industry by creating collaborative research material. This provides a strong voice for the industry, opportunities to share knowledge and delivers good practice guidance to the wider community.

About Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials helps you to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security. Cyber Essentials is a UK government assurance scheme, based on its 10 Steps to Cyber Security and administered by the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre). As a Cyber Essentials scheme Applicant, you must ensure that your organisation meets all the requirements. The Cyber Essentials process itself includes a self-assessment questionnaire, and an external vulnerability scan (conducted by our CREST accredited team members). Click here for more information.