PRESS RELEASE: Basingstoke, UK – 4th December 2023

RightCue achieves CREST accreditation for penetration testing

RightCue Assurance, a UK-based information security consultancy, has announced it has been awarded CREST accredited member status for its penetration testing services in the UK. CREST is an international not-for-profit, membership body representing the global cyber security industry.

RightCue was awarded the accreditation following a successful extensive assessment of its penetration testing services. CREST examined the consultancy’s methodologies and processes, as well as its skills and knowledge to ensure all the testing body’s demanding criteria were met.  The accreditation demonstrates that the quality of RightCue’s services have been externally validated, giving customers the utmost confidence in the company’s penetrating testing capabilities.

“Achieving CREST accreditation for penetration testing not only broadens and complements our existing service offering, but also gives our customers the assurance that our skills, experience and the quality of services we deliver are of the highest standard, and that we are well positioned to assist them in mitigating risk and becoming more cyber resilient,” says Sonal Agarwal, Executive Director at RightCue.

CREST approved penetration testing - Rightcue Assurance

“CREST is delighted to welcome RightCue Assurance as an accredited member company,” says Rowland Johnson, President of CREST. “RightCue has been through a demanding assessment process that examined test methodologies, legal and regulatory requirements, data protection standards, logging and auditing, internal and external communications with stakeholders, as well as how test data security is maintained. RightCue’s membership for its penetration testing services demonstrated that the company consistently delivers the highest professional security services standards to its customers.”

About RightCue

RightCue is a cybersecurity consultancy delivering its services to a host of UK businesses across the technology, legal, defence, finance, education, manufacturing, and public sectors. With a focus on IT assurance, including ISO27001, IASME Cyber Assurance and training, cyber security, cloud security and data privacy, the company was established 2009. Its team of highly professional consultants and technicians is at the forefront of the industry, continuously upskilling and keeping ahead of trends to ensure customers benefit from its offering, whether that is auditing and assessment, or penetration testing and virtual CISO services.


CREST is an international not-for-profit, membership body that represents the global cyber security industry. CREST has over 300 accredited member companies and certifies thousands of professionals across the globe. CREST is working with governments, regulators, academia, training partners, professional bodies and many other stakeholders to build and raise standards in the global cyber security industry.

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What our clients think

“We began looking at how to get ISO 27001 certification and CSA Star Level 2. After an extensive search it became clear that while many companies stated they could deliver both, RightCue was the only business that met our requirements.

“The RightCue team were instrumental in the process – to be blunt, if there was no RightCue, we wouldn’t have been able to do this. Their knowledge of controls was outstanding, and they really understood our business.”


“We were keen to develop our IT security to the next level so we could expand our client base as well as giving existing clients further peace of mind. Working with RightCue has been a total pleasure. They are just lovely people and to us they are not only trusted advisors but they feel like part of our extended team.

"Working with RightCue has supported our growth as a business and given us the reassurance we need, knowing that our security and data protection is well developed and managed - that's thanks to RightCue.”


“In early 2021, the ATI established the FlyZero project, with ambitious targets and timeframes. RightCue were involved from the start, contributing ideas and sustainable solutions to keep the project data secure.

“RightCue are so supportive and helpful. They operate almost as a virtual CIO and worked with me on a long-term strategy for IT and security to ensure it remains fit for purpose as the business continues to grow.”


“Beyond the accreditations, RightCue have caused us to think harder. To develop a maturity for our cyber security – processes and ideas for the future, and to think beyond IT to the business implications. Would I work with RightCue again? Absolutely, without hesitation…’


“RightCue helped us to achieve our cyber security accreditations including Cyber Essentials and IASME. But it’s more than that - the protection and management of data is now very much at the centre of our business.

“The RightCue team are absolute stars. Nothing is too much trouble. if you need help with cyber security, you can’t go wrong with RightCue.”


"The team at Rightcue worked very closely with our internal team on our ISO27001 accreditation. They were extremely thorough and rigorous throughout the process, they acted professionally at all times and guided us through each step of the way to attain ISO27001. I would recommend Rightcue to help you achieve your security accreditations.”


"They don’t just do the job and leave. They are at the end of the phone and happy to advise and engage at any time if you need them. If you’re considering Cyber Essentials accreditation, I’d definitely recommend RightCue.”


"Whilst going for a computer security accreditation is never easy, the team at RightCue made it as painless as possible. They were clearly very knowledgeable and as helpful as they could be, given their role as a certification body…”


“There is no doubt working with RightCue saved me a hell of a lot of time. I didn’t have to spend ages researching solutions. I would say RightCue are a very dependable resource, and are reassuringly competent. A good choice if you’re looking to acquire security accreditations…’


“We have been hugely impressed with the team at RightCue. They are very approachable and incredibly knowledgeable...Achieving those accreditations was so much easier, by working with an experienced and accomplished team of professionals, such as RightCue…’


“Having confidence in recommending them to our clients has allowed us to concentrate on playing to our strengths.

All of the RightCue team are very helpful and very willing to go the extra mile. They are very committed to delivering a good service, and that’s why we are always happy to refer them.”


Get in touch with us

If you’re looking for an ethical CREST certified penetration testing company in the UK, contact RightCue today to find out more about how our penetration testing services can help protect your infrastructure and assets.

+44 (0)1256 260 780