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CREST has announced that it is collaborating with the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) and the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) to deliver its high-level cybersecurity accreditations and examinations across Hong Kong from December 2016. CREST provides internationally recognised accreditation for organisations and individuals providing penetration testing, cyber incident response and threat intelligence services.

 

From December, CREST will be working closely with both HKIB and ASTRI to develop tailored assurance programmes aligned to the needs of the dynamic Hong Kong market.

Rowland Johnson, director of CREST international, commented: “We are delighted to be working together with HKIB and ASTRI to deliver CREST certifications and accreditations in Hong Kong. We have seen a significant increase in cyber-attacks on the financial services sector. Governments and regulators around the world recognise the importance of developing greater skills to fight cyber-crimes. With increasing demand for penetration testing and red teaming services within Hong Kong, high level CREST certifications give customers the trust and confidence they need when sourcing cybersecurity solutions.”

“CREST certifications have already become the de-facto standard in the UK and Australia; this latest announcement means that CREST will now be able to deliver increased levels of confidence to the buying community in Hong Kong in its fight against cyber-crime,” Ian Glover, president of CREST. “In partnership with HKBI and ASTRI, CREST seeks to strengthen and professionalise the cybersecurity skills and standards in Hong Kong.”