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19 Aug 2022

The Real Value of Credentials and Accreditations in Penetration Testing

Six Degrees Group Stand: B60 IASME Pavilion
NCSC, CREST, IASME… just another list of meaningless acronyms on a website or brochure footer? Think again.

Pen testing is no different from any other service you need for your business, in that you’re looking for a trustworthy, reliable and high-quality provider who can deliver what you want within the budget available. Plenty of companies will likely seem to fit the bill. But the big difference is the level of risk in actively encouraging a third party to hack your systems and get inside your data, apps, hardware and business-critical technology tools.

There are many other niche and specialist qualifications and certifications in the complex field of penetration testing. Don’t take anything at face value though. If a provider offers a list of credentials that you’re not familiar with, look them up and find out about the issuing body and the process of testing or certificating – satisfy yourself that you’re looking at rigorous and genuine standards in pen testing.

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