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April 20, 2023 | By Accorian
CREST Accredited Penetration Testing Firm

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” – a famous quote by Benjamin Franklin that perfectly captures cybersecurity’s importance in today’s digital world. This is especially true for companies that must safeguard their sensitive data and systems from ever-increasing cyber threats and attacks. Therefore, companies must conduct penetration testing to enhance their security with a CREST Accredited partner.

What is CREST?

CREST is a not-for-profit accreditation and certification body representing the technical information security industry. The CREST Codes of Conduct contain the basic principles that underpin good business practice and ethics, which are all-pervasive. They describe the standards of practice expected of Member Companies and their Consultants and must be observed in parallel with the Code of Ethics.

Why Should You Choose a CREST Accredited Partner?

Accorian recently acquired its CREST accreditation, and here is what Rowland Johnson, President CREST, had to say, “Accreditation of Accorian is a strong endorsement of its penetration testing team and commitment to robust business processes, data security and testing methodologies,” said Rowland Johnson, President of CREST. “It also reflects the growing influence of CREST across the Americas and the growing demand for highly skilled penetration testing services from trusted providers that can demonstrate internationally recognized, independent validation.”

Choosing a CREST approved partner instils confidence and trust that the chosen penetration testing service provider has undergone rigorous controls to receive accreditation and has access to industry-leading resources and events to ensure their knowledge is always up to date. By choosing a CREST accredited partner, you can rest assured that the provider has the necessary skills and methodologies to conduct a thorough and accurate assessment of your cybersecurity strategy.

Furthermore, CREST recognition indicates they adhere to best practices in all aspects of the testing process, including assignment execution, preparation, scoping, data protection, and post-technical delivery. They also sign up for a binding company code of conduct, which includes procedures for handling complaints.

Importance of Choosing a CREST Approved Partner

Choosing a CREST Accredited penetration testing services provider gives you reassurance that:


What are the Benefits of a CREST Accredited Penetration Testing Service Provider?


A CREST-certified pen tester must undergo rigorous exams to demonstrate their expertise and competence, ensuring their knowledge is of the highest caliber. To become CREST certified, they must have 6000-10,000 hours of regular and professional experience. While it may seem impossible for an individual to achieve this feat, there is no doubt that a CREST-certified partner will have access to a pool of highly qualified pen testers to conduct your business assessment.


Consumers frequently inquire about the security of their data. With growing data security concerns, businesses must regulate industry standards and protect their consumer’s data. Partnering with a CREST-accredited company ensures that your business follows the best security practices.


CREST Accreditation is a certification that is internationally recognized. Having partnered with a CREST approved company for your pen testing services ensures that your business is certified and credible regarding information security.


Bruce Schneier, a security expert, stated, “Security is an ever-changing and evolving landscape that necessitates constant attention and adaptation.” Therefore, it is critical to partner with a CREST-approved pen testing firm that stays updated with advanced developments in technical information assurance to ensure that your business stays relevant and adapts quickly to changing times.



Accorian is an established cybersecurity advisory firm with a global clientele that assists businesses of all sizes in improving their cybersecurity posture through their compliance readiness, audit and penetration testing services, along with meeting long & short-term staffing needs. Our team comprises cybersecurity and IT industry veterans who have held leadership and CXO roles at large global enterprises.

Our penetration testers are certified and experienced in conducting penetration tests across a client’s entire tech stack, including on-prem and cloud environments. Additionally, they excel at conducting red team assessments, which involve skilled adversary simulation tests. The team has combined experience working with 500+ clients on 1200+ penetration tests and detecting 25000+ vulnerabilities. We have built our time-tested and proven penetration testing methodology using OSSTMM, OWASP, NIST, and PTES standards.

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