back to article US National Security Agency gets CREST smile

CREST, the UK-based certification and accreditation body for the infosec industry, has signed an agreement with the National Security Agency to take over its incident response accreditation programme. Supported by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK, which is seeking to promote the UK's professional cyber security …

  1. Kurt Meyer

    “The MOU demonstrates the increasing collaborative relationship between industry and government globally to support and develop the cyber security ecosystem,”

    I think the Mou should concentrate on developing the collaborative relationship between Martial, Rashford, and Ibrahimovic.

  2. Omar Smith

    Integrity of NSA accreditation process?

    'CREST .. has signed an agreement with the National Security Agency .. to help grow its Cyber Incident Response Assistance programme, "while also ensuring the continued integrity of all aspects of the strict accreditation process,"'

    translation: The NSA would like to install its own bugging equipment directly into ISP networking facilities.

  3. Anonymous Coward

    Yes, lets introduce the NSA to new generations of IT security pros

    It makes recruiting assets so much easier, and I'm always in favor of having the devil vet the clergy.

  4. Bob Hoskins


    .......another stupid pen testing cert.

    1. Sysop0

      Re: CREST....

      ...SUCKERS one born every minute!

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    There still clueless and haven't figured it out yet or don't want to accept what they're own eye's are telling them is fact, SCO Unixware from AT&T is not UNIX - BSD & Linux are variant's of a DIALECT of C - hell it's not even close to REAL UNIX, Genuine Research Unix, "multi-level secure IX" is a whole different Kettle of fish and it's bug free to boot, it's all about whats been sitting Downstream and has been since 1986 not whats sitting Upstream! Secret? The only secret, is that anyone could be so stupid as to be suckered in by the GCC in partnership with SCO AT&T Unixware & Microsoft & Co with it's GNU DIALECT of C with C++ added to it, causing multiple malfunction across a broad spectrum of platforms and a generation of imbeciles wanting to run off and pen-test everything ie: world and its dog!

    Oh wait, what you've actually got a secure operating system - but are unsure of how it works or what a SANE filing system means? Well must be that "Genuine Research UNIX" is for extremists, there's no doubt about that!

    Proudly presenting "System IX" the successor to Unix, with the ACID debugger - bug free since 1986!

    Research Unix only officially made it to version 7, version's 8, 9 & 10 where vaporware that never existed outside of a laboratory and was soon replaced by a successor that nobody even look's at, because there far too busy trying to figure out why abandon-ware doesn't work, can you say endless cash-flow?

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