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Alan Freeland elected to CREST Security Operations Centre Focus Group  

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  • Election to the Focus Group follows a formal appointment process where member organisations cast a majority vote 
  • Alan brings a wealth of knowledge to the CREST Security Operations Centre Focus Group with a history of cyber consultancy and cross industry experience 

DigitalXRAID, an award winning managed security service provider, has today announced that its Lead Security Analyst and SOC Manager, Alan Freeland, has been elected to the CREST Security Operations Centre (SOC) Focus Group by a majority vote by peers within the member companies accredited to the SOC discipline, following a formal appointment process.   

CREST is an international not-for-profit accreditation and certification body that represents and supports the technical information security market. The CREST Security Operations Centre Focus Group sub-committee is both reactive and proactive. The Focus Group considers items passed to them by the CREST internal management team, Regional Councils, and members accredited to the SOC discipline, in order to make recommendations to be considered by CREST Management. Members of the CREST Security Operations Centre Focus Group sub-committee actively participate by contributing ideas and suggestions around technological developments, review accreditation processes, consider research proposals, support government initiatives and drive the industry forward.   

Alan brings a wealth of knowledge to the CREST Security Operations Centre Focus Group with a history of cyber consultancy and cross industry experience, including Financial Services, IT & Technology and Engineering, in both Enterprise and SME organisations. At DigitalXRAID, Alan is the lead analyst for the world class, CREST accredited Security Operations Centre, leading a highly skilled and certified team of analysts who are analysing, managing, and assessing every aspect of DigitalXRAID’s customers’ cyber security, 24/7/365.  

CREST award individual and company accreditations based on a rigorous assessment of business processes, data security and security testing methodologies. The CREST accreditation demonstrates the highest level of assurance across six key areas of a SOC: Organisational Environment, Customer Requirements, Technology and Tools, Event Analysis, Threat Intelligence & Situational Awareness, and Protecting the SOC. As such, members are an elite group of organisations with the highest certifications, policies, processes and procedures.   

DigitalXRAID are CREST certified for Vulnerability Assessment, SOC (externally validated), SOC (application form) and Penetration Testing. DigitalXRAID will continue to constantly assess and improve service and operations to maintain this prestigious certification for years to come. 

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About DigitalXRAID:

DigitalXRAID are an award-winning managed security services provider with 50+ years’ experience, dedicated to providing our clients with state-of-the-art cyber security solutions. We specialise in Vulnerability Management, Threat Intelligence, Information Security, PCI-DSS, Penetration Testing, Managed Security Services, Security Consultancy, and offer a fully managed Security Operations Centre (SOC) for your complete cyber security protection.  

We’re serious about security and compliance and have some of the highest qualified professionals in the country ready to safeguard your security. We are one of the elite few who hold both CHECK and CREST certifications alongside Cyber Essentials Plus, IASME Gold Standard, ISO 27001, and ISO 9001 accreditations.  

With our cutting-edge tools and techniques, we’ll protect your business 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We’ll shield you from cyber threats, safeguard your digital assets and ensure you stay two steps ahead of the criminals. We’re your best defense against cyberattacks and when you choose DigitalXRAID, you’re choosing the finest cyber security team for your business. 

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