As the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST) is playing an increasingly important role in certifying security expertise, attending the CRESTCon & IISP Congress is a must for anyone working in the industry. This year’s event, which took place in London on March 19th, kicked off with an introduction from Ian Glover, CREST’s President, and was followed by two streams of talks from industry leaders on a variety of topics, including cyber incident response. The talks provided something for everyone, offering deeper technical insight for those who live and breathe technology, to the more high-level sessions geared at those involved in strategic planning and communication within their enterprises. After all, cyber security is no longer just the concern of overstretched IT executives. Indeed, with high-profile data breaches – such as the recent eBay incident – attracting the attention of C-Level executives, cyber security has certainly climbed the boardroom agenda in recent years!
During the sessions, delegates benefitted from hearing from a wide range of organisations – including BAE Systems, Verizon and PwC – and gained insight into the ways in which they deal with cyber incident response, with advice on what makes an effective strategy when faced with such a situation. For instance, the time taken to execute an appropriate response is critical, as is ensuring executive teams have a detailed knowledge of the entire infrastructure.
The CRESTCon & IISP Congress provides an invaluable opportunity for professionals to meet with their peers and share professional expertise in information security. We look forward to future conferences as more and more organisations join forces to support CREST in its mission to provide a regulated professional services industry in the ever evolving cyber threat landscape.
Click here to see our CEO, Rowland Johnson, discuss his typical working day and his advice for people looking to begin a career in information security, at CRESTCon & IISP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCM7LrB3l5Q&feature=youtu.be.
By Jon Maisey and Daniel Reece
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