Nettitude, the international leader in the delivery of cyber security testing, risk management, compliance and incident response services, has today announced that it has achieved CBEST Approved Threat Intelligence Provider status. This latest accreditation follows Nettitude’s existing certification as a CBEST Approved Penetration Testing Provider to the UK financial services sector, which it was awarded in November 2014.
Developed by the Bank of England and supported by CREST, CBEST is an intelligence-led testing framework, which is designed to improve and test resilience to cyber-attacks across the financial services industry. CBEST accredited companies undergo rigorous organisational and personnel assessments. The standards of an approved organisation’s security professionals need to demonstrate extremely high levels of technical capability, experience and communication skills. In order to achieve CBEST Threat Intelligence Provider status, Nettitude has built a sophisticated platform for delivering both geo-political and technical threat intelligence to clients. Nettitude focuses on looking at attacker tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs), so as to deliver Cyber Threat Intelligence that is highly actionable by both Security Operations Centres, Red Teams, and wider Incident Responders.
“We were extremely proud to be one of the first UK companies to achieve CBEST Approved Penetration Testing status in 2014 and are delighted to once again, be one of only a handful of firms to be approved to provide CBEST Threat intelligence services in 2016.” said Rowland Johnson, CEO of Nettitude. “The industry is facing increasingly sophisticated attacks against the critical systems that underpin essential services. Our strategy, is to develop sophisticated tools and techniques to understand these threat actors’ TTPs, so that we can support our clients enhance their detection and response functions. We’re proud to be participating in the CBEST framework and we fully believe its approach is delivering added value to the financial services sector."