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Accreditations and Awards

NeedSec's services are underpinned by standards, industry bodies and collaborative projects.

Established in 2013, The Cyber Scheme is a leading competency assessment body and an NCSC Delivery Partner for CHECK approved penetration tester exams. The security testers that pass our exams demonstrate competence and skill at the highest levels as defined by the UK’s National Technical Authority for Cyber Security (NCSC).

The Cyber Essentials scheme is a UK government-backed framework supported by the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre). It sets out five basic security controls that can protect organisations against 80% of common cyber attacks.

The IASME Cyber Assurance standard was developed over several years during a government funded project to create a cyber security standard which would be an affordable and achievable alternative to other international standards.

The Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) credential is a respected and sought-after designation within the information security realm, thanks to its unique way of testing applicants that targets their technical ability.  OSCP is enormously popular and has become the gold standard in penetration testing.

NeedSec Hold IASME Cyber Assurance Level Two, combined with GDPR and Quality Principles. IASME Cyber Assurance Level Two is IASME’s highest level of certification and provides assurance that NeedSec’s security has been audited by a skilled, independent third-party.

We are committed to the UK’s Disability Confident scheme.This scheme reaffirms our commitment to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunity to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations while working with us.

This higher level of assurance involves completing the Cyber Essentials online assessment followed by a technical audit of the systems that are in-scope for Cyber Essentials.

NeedSec is committed to honouring our Armed Forces Covenant and supporting the Armed Forces Community.  Our support is long-standing and dates back to before the consolidation of our business as NeedSec.

Tigerscheme is a certification scheme for technical security specialists, backed by University standards. Tigerscheme was founded in 2007, on the principle that a certification scheme run on independent lines would give buyers of security testing services confidence that they were hiring a recognised and reputable company.