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Hack The Box teams up with CREST for cybersecurity skills development

We're excited to provide study support for CREST exams, build a greater sense of global community, and map current content against the CREST exams to create fully bespoke CREST labs.

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May 10

Hack The Box,  the leading cybersecurity training and upskilling platform, is partnering with CREST, the international not-for-profit cybersecurity accreditation and certification body, to support CREST member professionals to develop their offensive security skills.  The two organizations will provide test labs tailored toward individuals who are planning to take CREST penetration testing and red teaming examinations. 

“We are looking forward to working closely with the CREST team and members to develop the CREST learning and skills development community,” said Nikos Fountas, Director of Operations at Hack The Box“The labs will have content similar to that assessed in CREST exams but not the same and will be provided in HTB’s unrivaled gamified and fully intuitive platform. This means that using Hack The Box will help indicate if someone is at the right level to take and pass the exam but will not assess everything in the exam. Candidates will always need to join lots of previously unconnected dots and reach higher if they are going to pass the high-level CREST exams. This will be just the beginning of a long-term partnership, with more and exciting projects to be planned and announced soon”

“Hack The Box will provide our members with an innovative and interactive approach to skills and competency development,” said Rowland Johnson, president of CREST“The HTB Labs will be aligned to CREST's internationally recognized examination framework, with labs of every level - from entry to advanced ones - being made available to the vast HTB and CREST communities. CREST Accredited organizations will have free access to entry-level labs, with the option to gain access to a wider set of labs, at a reduced cost, as a result of this new partner relationship.  This not will not only provide better access to training for CREST exams but also helps to build a greater sense of community across our global membership.”

About Hack The Box

Hack The Box is the online cybersecurity training and upskilling platform that allows individuals, businesses, universities, and all kinds of organizations all around the world to level up their offensive and defensive security skills through the most gamified and engaging learning environment. Join a massive hacking playground and infosec community of over 1 million platform members who learn, hack, level up, and exchange ideas and methodologies.

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CREST is a not-for-profit accreditation and certification body representing the technical information security industry. CREST provides internationally recognized accreditations for organizations providing technical security services and professional level certifications for individuals providing vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, cyber incident response, threat intelligence, and security operations center (SOC) services. CREST Member companies undergo regular and stringent assessments, whilst CREST-certified individuals undertake rigorous examinations to demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, skill, and competence. To ensure currency of knowledge in fast-changing technical security environments the certification process is repeated every three years. 

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For media enquires contact: Allie Andrews, [email protected] 

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