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Penetration Testing Services Procurement Guide by CREST

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CASE STUDY – BANKING

An interview with an individual responsible for the procurement of penetration testing in a large international bank explained that they have a wide and deep set of requirements for their suppliers. Aside from the standard ‘procurement style’ requirements (eg. about good reputation, capability and fitness for purpose) that go into a Request for Proposal (RFP), they are looking for suppliers to:

  • Be flexible, so that they can react to an incident very quickly, but still in a highly competent manner – as well as deal with special requirements for out of hours testing;
  • Conduct pre-employment screening (PES) of employees (including analysis of CV, background checks, security clearance), which the bank will then carry out a sample ...

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