In a statement, the AIM-listed firm noted that this means that the company now holds certifications from CREST, IASME and Cyber Essentials Plus.
Stuart Jubb, managing director of Crossword Consulting, commented: "It is an excellent achievement that Crossword have been recognised by CREST as a credible organisation in the penetration test service marketplace."
“This again highlights the high esteem in which our consultants are perceived throughout the cybersecurity community. Commercially, this will help the Company to retain existing clients and tap into a new pool of potential clients who require this accreditation to perform penetration test services.
“Via CREST, Crossword's consultants will also benefit from being on the inside track of new opportunities and developments in technical information assurance, as well as having access to industry-leading guidance, standards and opportunities to share and enhance their knowledge," he added.
CREST is an international not-for-profit certification body that represents and supports the technical information security market and provides the buying community with a clear indication of the quality of an organisation and the technical capability of their staff.
Crossword's Consulting team offer a full range of Consulting services from Cyber Assurance and Auditing, Penetration testing, Third Party Assurance and Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO).