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MWR InfoSecurity welcomes CREST recognition in Asia

MWR has welcomed the news that CREST, the not-for-profit accreditation body that represents the technical information security industry, will be recognised in Asia.

MWR InfoSecurity has welcomed the news that CREST, the not-for-profit accreditation body that represents the technical information security industry, will be recognised in Asia, expanding this certification internationally. CREST confirmed yesterday that it has signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) with the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) and the Association of Information Security Professionals (AISP) in Singapore to work together to introduce CRESTcertifications for penetration testing in Singapore.

Ian Shaw, Group Managing Director of MWR said, “MWR has been a CREST member for many years and, in fact, some of our team in Singapore are already certified having been flown to the UK to complete the qualification. CREST sets the industry bar very high and we want to ensure that our consultants, wherever in the world they practice, replicate this standard for our clients.”

In the UK and Australia, CREST certifications are already the prevailing industry standards for penetration testing and are endorsed by the respective Governments. Ian concludes, “The introduction of CREST certifications in Singapore is a positive step and will mean organisations can easily identify those consultants who possess the right capabilities and expertise to help them ensure the integrity of their infrastructures. We will be encouraging all of our consultants, who are not already certified, to do so, maintaining our own commitment to high standards of service in Asia.”



Accreditations & Certificates

MWR is an accredited member of The Cyber Security Incident Response Scheme (CSIR) approved by CREST (Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers).
MWR is certified under the Cyber Incident Response (CIR) scheme to deal with sophisticated targeted attacks against networks of national significance.
We are certified to comply with ISO 9001 and 14001 in the UK, internationally accepted standards that outline how to put an effective quality and environmental management systems in place.
MWR is certified to comply with ISO 27001 to help ensure our client information is managed securely.
As an Approved Scanning Vendor MWR is approved by PCI SSC to conduct external vulnerability scanning services to PCI DSS Requirement 11.2.2.
We are members of the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST), an organisation serving the needs of the information security sector.
MWR is a supplier to the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), which provides commercial and procurement services to the UK public sector.
MWR is a Qualified Security Assessor, meaning we have been qualified by PCI to validate other organisation's adherence to PCI DSS.
As members of CHECK we are measured against high standards set by NCSC for the services we provide to Her Majesty's Government.
MWR’s consultants hold Certified Simulated Attack Manager (CCSAM) and Certified Simulated Attack Specialist (CCSAS) qualifications and are authorized by CREST to perform STAR penetration testing services.