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JUMPSEC are now certified to provide CREST STAR (Simulated Targeted Attack and Response) services

02 December 2019: CREST has announced that JUMPSEC have passed the stringent assessment to become accredited to provide CREST STAR (Simulated Targeted Attack and Response) services.  Working alongside the Bank of England (BoE), UK Government and industry, CREST developed the STAR framework to deliver controlled bespoke, intelligence-led cyber security testing. STAR incorporates advanced penetration testing and threat intelligence services to more accurately replicate cyber security threats to critical assets.

Being part of the STAR scheme is a prerequisite for membership of the BoE CBEST scheme and aims to provide assurance to the most critical parts of the UK’s financial services industry.

“Existing penetration testing services in the financial services sector do not address the more sophisticated cyber-attacks on critical systems,” said Ian Glover, President of CREST.   “STAR is threat intelligence based and has been developed to replicate the behaviours of those serious threat actors that pose a genuine threat to the UK financial services sector.”

JUMPSEC provides fully managed, end-to-end CREST STAR (Simulated Targeted Attack and Response) engagements.

Sam Temple, JUMPSEC MD said “I am delighted that JUMSPEC are now a provider of STAR penetration testing. Intelligence lead penetration testing has always represented the most realistic way to stress test our client’s cyber defences against real-world attacks, and STAR sets the standard in this area”.


To find out more about JUMPSEC STAR services, and learn more learn about JUMPSEC or if you have any questions please email [email protected] or call 0333 939 8080