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CovertSwarm Achieves CREST Accreditation

CovertSwarm is modernising the penetration testing, red teaming, and bug bounty industries with its challenger Constant Cyber Attack service. Today, they announce their latest achievement: accreditation by CREST, one of the cyber industry’s most highly-regarded accreditation bodies.

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1 JULY 2021 – London, UK – CovertSwarm, a provider of Constant Cyber Attack services that close the Cyber Risk Gap resulting from traditional offensive security approaches, today announced their accreditation by CREST. To achieve accreditation companies are required to go through an extensive audit of policies, processes and procedures relating to the delivery of their offensive security service.

Anders Reeves, CEO and Founder of CovertSwarm, commented “CREST continues to set the global industry standard for the delivery of high quality pentest and red team offensive security services. To have our flagship ‘Constant Cyber Attack’ and ‘Spot Swarm’ services formally acknowledged by CREST is another leap forward for the CovertSwarm team through the assurance that their accreditation adds to our market-altering value proposition.”

With their challenger approach to traditional ‘point in time’ cyber testing CovertSwarm is continuing to gain significant momentum in a number of industry verticals.

“We congratulate CovertSwarm on its CREST accreditation, following a rigorous assessment of its business processes, systems, data security and penetration testing methodologies,” said Ian Glover President of CREST. “Its Constant Cyber Attack strategy provides a robust and independently validated approach to increasing their client’s ability to keep pace with technology change and mitigating the associated cyber threats.”

CovertSwarm’s innovative cyber service addresses the problems that so many businesses face with their ‘point in time’, often tick-box, penetration testing and red teaming approaches: organisations are moving faster than ever before and releasing software, policy, and infrastructure changes at a rate that legacy ‘snapshot’ cyber testing simply cannot cater for nor keep pace with. The resulting ‘Cyber Risk Gap’ is a concern that CovertSwarm’s clients recognise and seek to mitigate through their consumption of its Constant Cyber Attack service.

About CovertSwarm

The team at CovertSwarm is driven by a single objective –

To constantly compromise the security of our clients through the deep detection of blind spots within their cyber defences and technology stacks before real threat actors are able to exploit them.

Our continuous client-focused cyber intelligence gathering, simulated attack, clear vulnerability reporting, live ethical hacker interaction capability and follow-up education services challenge the status quo of a cyber market in desperate need of modernisation.

Organisations seeking higher degrees of cyber assurance and security confidence than those offered by ‘snapshot’ penetration testing and red team engagements are increasingly partnering with us. They agree that ‘point in time’ testing is no longer enough to secure their organisations, and it is through this shared ethos that CovertSwarm challenges everything that has so far been considered to be ‘standard’ in today’s cyber vendor market.


CREST is a not-for-profit accreditation and certification body that represents and supports the technical information security market. CREST was set up in 2006 in response to the clear need for more regulated professional services and is now recognised globally as the cyber assurance body for the technical security industry.