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Luke Vogelaar

Product Development Manager


[Press Release] Applied Risk Awarded CREST Accreditation for its Operational Technology Penetration Testing Services

Luke Vogelaar

Product Development Manager

Amsterdam, 04 November 2019 Applied Risk, specialist in industrial cyber security for critical infrastructure, has been accredited by internationally-recognised professional certification board CREST for its Operational Technology (OT) Penetration Testing services.

CREST supports the technical information security industry, providing accreditation for technical security services and professional-level certifications for individuals that provide penetration testing, cyber incident response, threat intelligence and security operations centre services.

Being accredited by CREST attests to the highest levels of skill and competence in fast-changing technical security environments. It gives customers additional confidence as to the quality and rigour of the process around the penetration testing process.

“External accreditation like this demonstrates our quality of service, hard work and commitment to providing our customers with the best service,” says Mark Bakker, Sales Director of Applied Risk. “In a world where anyone with an internet connection can set themselves up as a penetration testing or cyber incident response service provider, CREST provides the assurance of the quality of the organisation and the technical capability of staff they have access to especially for OT environment.”


CREST provides internationally recognized accreditations for organizations providing technical security services and professional level certifications for individuals providing penetration testing, cyber incident response, threat intelligence and security operations center (SOC) services. CREST Member companies undergo regular and stringent assessment, whilst CREST certified individuals undertake rigorous examinations to demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, skill and competence. To ensure currency of knowledge in fast changing technical security environments the certification process is repeated every three years.

CREST is governed by an elected Executive of experienced security professionals who also promote and develop awareness, ethics and standards within the cyber security industry. CREST supports its members and the wider information security industry by creating collaborative research material. This provides a strong voice for the industry, opportunities to share knowledge and delivers good practice guidance to the wider community.

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