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UK-based Spirent Communications plc earned global CREST accreditation for penetration testing. 

CREST accreditation assures Spirent’s users in EMEA, the Americas, Asia, and Australasia that Spirent’s penetration testing services meet standards and the work will be carried out by qualified workers.

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UK-based CREST is a not-for-profit accreditation and certification body that represents and supports the information security market. CREST accreditation is a prerequisite for suppliers to engage with many public sector and private enterprise customers, including some of the world’s largest public companies.

For Spirent, a UK-based security solution provider, CREST accreditation provides confidence to customers who rely on Spirent’s security expertise, including compliance guidance for the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), with enforcement and potential fines starting in May 2018.  

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“CREST accreditation strengthens Spirent’s commitment to providing best-in-class security solutions for our customers, especially those in highly regulated industries,” said Spirent chief executive Eric Hutchinson. “The responsibility continues to grow for organizations like ours to execute ahead of evolving cyber security threats, and CREST provides global customers with a consistent standard to identify qualified vendors. To further strengthen our ability to support customers doing business in the European region, Spirent solutions currently map to GDPR requirements.”

For CREST, the increasingly borderless digital world of the global economy underscores the need for global accreditation standards for services such as penetration testing, cyber incident response and threat intelligence services.

Governments, regulators, and customers in the private sector rely on common standards that span countries and regions. All CREST member companies undergo stringent assessment of their policies, procedures and working practices, ensuring that CREST-approved organizations deliver consistent service to the global market.  

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