About CREST Australia New Zealand Ltd

The establishment of CREST ANZ was made possible by a generous one-off grant from the Commonwealth of Australia's Attorney General's Department. CREST Australia New Zealand Ltd is a not for profit company limited by guarantee run on behalf of its Members. CREST ANZ provides cyber security accreditation for companies and individuals and corporate entities and promotes the provision of high quality, best practice information security services according to its Company Constitution.


Accreditation

CREST ANZ Approved Companies have subjected themselves to scrutiny by CREST ANZ and have signed up to the CREST ANZ Company Constitution and Code of Conduct. For more information on becoming a CREST ANZ Approved company, visit the CREST ANZ Membership page.


Accreditation

CREST ANZ will soon announce a new accreditation framework for matching cyber security skills, competencies and proficiencies with 'best in class' global cyber security accreditation, to define a practice standard for specific career pathways in Australia.


The Board

CREST Australia New Zealand Ltd has a governing Board who sets the strategic direction and oversight the operations of the company.

Jason Edelstein - Acting Chair

Jason co-founded Sense of Security in 2002 and is currently the CTO of this respected security consulting firm with offices in Sydney and Melbourne. He has over 15 years' experience in the commercial IT industry, including information security specialist roles for Ernst & Young in Australia and Deutsche Bank in London.

He is a trusted security professional with extensive experience in all aspects of network security penetration testing, physical security audits, vulnerability assessment, risk management and consultation about security best-practices and governance. He has performed engagements for many of Australia's Top companies, across the finance, media, consulting, banking, telecommunications, government, engineering and defence industries.

Ty Miller - Director

Ty Miller is the Director at Threat Intelligence Pty Ltd. Ty leads the CREST Technical Committee and is a CREST Assessor. Ty has provided specialist security training to the FBI, DoD, military and intelligence agencies, and many large technology and security companies. He runs advanced penetration testing and intelligence training courses at the prestigious Black Hat conferences each year, and works with leading security companies to enhance their product suites with advanced hacking and threat detection features.

He performs independent security research into cutting edge attack and intelligence techniques and was the co-author of the highly popular security book "Hacking Exposed Linux 3rd Edition". His experience also expands into developing and running industry benchmark accreditations, designing large scale security architectures, performing forensic investigations, creating and executing security training ranging from introductory security through to highly advanced security concepts and skillsets.

Andrew Muller - Director

Andrew Muller is Managing Director or Ionize, a group of highly skilled and experienced security professionals in the domains of Governance, Risk & Compliance (IRAP, ISO27001); - Architecture & Engineering; Security Operations (Monitoring, Penetration Testing, Incident Response); and Training (IRAP Assessor training)

Andrew is also Canberra Chapter lead of OWASP Foundation and is a working group member for Standards Australia (IT-015-26 Software Testing and IT-012-04 Security Techniques)

Rob McAdam - Director

Rob is the founder and CEO of CXO Security. He has over 30 years of experience in security, initially with the NSW Police Force, then running the IBM Penetration Testing team in Australia. Rob then founded Pure Hacking in 2002 which eventually became Pure Security via acquisition. CXO Security manages end-to-end security programs, certifying businesses to security standards such as ISO 27001.

Rob has managed thousands of penetration testing engagements, working with over 100 penetration testing professionals over many decades. As a trusted executive leader, Rob is known to inspire, influence and mentor others, leading to the development and growth of those who engage with him.


Leadership

George Bej - CEO

George Bej has been CEO of Crest ANZ since 2019. He is an accomplished global executive in the strategy, consulting and transformation services sector, with a proven track record in all aspects of running and transforming businesses. Over the past four years, he has served as Director of Strativity Group, a global member | customer experience consultancy that has delivered major strategy formulation and deployment programs with leading organisations in Australia and across the globe. He is simultaneously a Director of Optimize, a strategy | consulting firm specializing in rapid, sustainable growth for its clients. Earlier in his career, George served as CMO at Laminex Industries, a Fletcher Building Company and prior to that, held senior executive roles across a range of industries and organizations in a career that spans 30 years.

George has implemented customer and member focused change programs that have led to revenue growth, improved retention and bottom line. He specializes in accelerating business performance, bringing disciplines, tools and insights that underpin successful transformation programs. George's approach to market penetration, new product | service development and introduction draws upon disruption theory, design thinking, entrepreneurialism and innovation and he has brought much of this to the fore in his extensive work. George is MBA qualified (Macquarie Graduate School of Management) and has undertaken and completed significant tertiary education in the disciplines of leadership, strategic planning, change management, organisational restructuring and performance management.