Cyber Security

Air IT achieve cyber security certification from CREST

3rd March 2021
Alex Lynn

Air IT has joined a select group of security providers certified by CREST, a not-for-profit certification body that represents and supports the technical information security industry whilst offering buyers a list of security providers they can trust.

The accreditation is awarded to organisations that can demonstrate their proficiency for penetration testing. Also known as pen testing, this specialist security protocol is carried out by qualified experts who ethically simulate the latest hacking techniques used by cybercriminals in the real world, testing businesses’ cyber defences and uncovering any weaknesses that could be exploited. Penetration testing is an essential tool for proactively analysing and improving IT security systems, and is a legal requirement for many businesses.

Lee Johnson, Chief Technology Officer at Air IT, said: “The latest government Cyber Security Breaches Survey found that 68% of SMEs were hit by a cyberattack last year, and cybercriminals are using the pandemic to their advantage by targeting businesses that are unprepared for the security issues associated with remote working.

“We are committed to protecting businesses from cybercrime and are proud to be accredited members of CREST, the leading organisation for cyber security experts. It is testament to the talent and dedication of our team, who have proven their expertise after an in-depth audit of the company’s internal processes in addition to their individual qualifications.”

Ian Glover, President of CREST, said: “Recognising the vital role of penetration testing for its growing public and private sector client base, Air IT is now able to give customers the added reassurance that its services meet the very highest standards, by successfully going through the CREST accreditation process. As well as a rigorous assessment of its business processes, data security and testing methodologies, Air IT has built a team of qualified, CREST-certified penetration testers to carry out this highly-skilled and sensitive work.”

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