CREST STAR Assessments

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Simulated Target Attack and Response (STAR) services represent a platform for financial services and critical national infrastructure businesses to share threat and intelligence systems. The assessments or tests are primarily threat intelligence-led penetration tests and are considered to be the most realistic form of assurance service within the sector.

The test takes threat intelligence information to deliver highly targeted attacks against an organisation to simulate sophisticated threat actors, our consultants then deliver realistic attack simulations. These simulations provide assurance that organisations have appropriate countermeasures and responses to detect and prevent cyber-attack.

Context has been performing Simulated Targeted Attack and Response engagements for global clients for several years. Using real-world data about attackers from our Response team, we perform focused and realistic exercises that map to sophisticated attacks. 

STAR assessments allow Context to identify weaknesses that go beyond the technical vulnerabilities typically found in a penetration test, and to assess an organisation’s overall capability to prevent, detect, and respond to a compromise.

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