Nettitude Achieves CBEST Accreditation

London - 2 December 2014

Cyber security consultancy becomes one of the first UK companies to become an approved supplier of CBEST tests for the financial services sector 

Nettitude, the global leader in the delivery of cyber security testing, risk management, compliance and incident response services, has announced that it has achieved CBEST accreditation, becoming one of the first UK companies to achieve this status, with a fully accredited penetration testing team.

Developed by CREST alongside the Bank of England (BoE), CBEST is an intelligence led testing framework, which differs from other security testing currently undertaken by the financial services sector, as it focuses on the more sophisticated and persistent attacks against critical systems for essential services.  CBEST tests also include specific cyber threat intelligence, which ensures that the tests replicate as closely as possible the evolving threat landscape and therefore will remain relevant and up to date.

CBEST is the first initiative of its type and is designed to improve and test resilience to cyber-attacks across the financial services industry.  CBEST accredited companies undergo rigorous assessments and their professionals need to demonstrate extremely high levels of technical capability, experience and communication acumen.

“We are extremely proud to be among the first tranche of UK companies to achieve CBEST accreditation,” said Rowland Johnson, CEO of Nettitude.  “The new intelligence-led framework will ultimately improve the prevention, detection and response of the types of cyber-attack that could harm the UK’s financial services sector, which is something we’re very proud to be supporting.” 

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