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Integrity360 awarded CREST accreditation for Cyber Security Incident Response  

Integrity360, the UK and Ireland’s largest independent cyber security services specialist, today announced it has been accredited by the internationally-recognised professional accreditation and certification body CREST, for its Cyber SecurityIncident Response (CSIR) service and capability.   

Following a rigorous assessment of Integrity360’s CSIR processes, to test and demonstrate skill, knowledge, and competence, CREST has acknowledged Integrity360’s experienced Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT). The accreditation considers their proficiency to quickly recognise, respond and contain threats,minimise their impact, and assess an organisations ongoing capability and robustness of its cyber security infrastructure and systems. As an independent, verifiable third-party assessment, it provides added assurance of Integrity360’s quality and technical capabilities. 

Now seen as a core component of any cyber security strategy, and a feature for many IT frameworks and standards, the CREST accreditation reflects Integrity360’s ongoing commitment to providing leading and innovative security services.  

Integrity360’s CIRT service provides organisations rapid access to specialist expertise and resources to handle and remediate security incidents making use of specialist proprietary tools and proven service methodologies such as managed security, cyber risk and assurance and cyber security testing. 

Patrick Wragg – Head of CIRT at Integrity360 commented “Integrity360 is delighted to be awarded this accreditation in recognition of the strength, dedication and expertise of our CIRT consultants and analysts. With 2022 continuing to see an exponential growth of cyberattacks across the globe, we continue to help customers 24/7 across Europe handle ever sophisticated cyber security incidents. This accreditation in addition to our existing certifications including GIAC and ISACAfurther demonstrate our commitment to technical excellence and quality as our team continues to expand. It also compliments our longstanding CREST accreditation for penetration testing”. 

“Adding Cyber Security Incident Response to Integrity360’s existing CREST accreditation for Penetration Testing demonstrates that the company is in a strong position to support organisations across the full life cycle of incidents as well to enhance their security posture,” said Rowland Johnson, president of CREST. “Integrty360’s CREST accreditations reflect that it has a commitment to invest in the people, processes, methodologies and systems to deliver internationally recognised and trusted services to CIOs and CSOs.”   

About Integrity360 

Integrity360 is one of Europe’s leading cybersecurity specialists operating from office locations in Ireland and the UK. The group provides a comprehensive range of professional, support and managed cybersecurity services that identify, prevent,detect and respond to cyber risks and threats. Working either independently or as an extension of a organisations own team, Integrity360 strengthens security postures for both mid-market and enterprise organisations across a wide range of sectors including financial services, insurance, government, healthcare, retail, telecoms and utilities. 

During mid 2021 the company received a major strategic investment from leading London based private equity firm August Equity as part of a significant growth and expansion plan that will build the brand internationally. The group acquired leading UK cyber provider Caretower in Feb 2022, and now operates with over 300 employees including over 200 cybersecurity engineers, analysts, consultants and specialists and revenues in 2022 of circa €80m. 

About CREST 

CREST is an international not-for-profit, membership body representing the global cyber security industry. Its goal is to help create a secure digital world for all by quality assuring its members and delivering professional certifications to the cyber security industry. 

CREST accredits almost 300 member companies, operating across dozens of countries, and certifies thousands of professionals worldwide. It works with governments, regulators, academe, training partners, professional bodies and other stakeholders around the world. 

CREST members undergo a rigorous quality assurance process and employ competent professionals. Organisations buying their cyber security services from CREST members do so with confidence.

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