Press Release

Stroz Friedberg, Gotham Digital Science First Members of CREST USA Chapter

Stroz Friedberg is a specialized risk management firm built to help clients solve the complex challenges prevalent in today’s digital, connected, and regulated business world

Accreditation further bolsters firm’s technical expertise in cybersecurity

NEW YORK, NY – September 14, 2016

Stroz Friedberg announced today that it, along with its subsidiary Gotham Digital Science (GDS), are two of the six founding members of CREST’s new USA Chapter. Stroz Friedberg and GDS are certified to offer leading CREST pen testing in the U.S. and the U.K. GDS is also certified to offer the industry leading CREST STAR (Simulated Targeted Attack and Response) cybersecurity testing services.

CREST, an accreditation and certification body for the technical security industry, recently announced an agreement with the National Security Agency (NSA) to take over the operation of its Cyber Incident Response Assistance (CIRA) accreditation program. Stroz Friedberg and GDS will join four other organizations as inaugural members in the U.S. chapter aimed at encouraging cybersecurity providers to assess and accredit their capabilities.

“Cybersecurity is a business imperative. As a founding chapter member, Stroz Friedberg and GDS continue to demonstrate our expertise and quality of service in helping organizations become more resilient in in today’s digital world,” said Michael Patsalos-Fox, CEO, Stroz Friedberg. “This recognition speaks to the level of cyber services we provide holistically both globally and in the U.S.”

CREST provides internationally recognized accreditation for organizations and individuals providing penetration testing, cyber incident response, STAR threat intelligence-led penetration testing, and threat intelligence services. In addition to pen testing services, Stroz Friedberg is in the process of receiving incident response and threat intelligence accreditations.


Stroz Friedberg, LLC

Founded in 2000, Stroz Friedberg is a specialized risk management firm built to help clients solve the complex challenges prevalent in today’s digital, connected, and regulated business world. A global leader in the fields of cybersecurity, with leading experts in digital forensics, incident response, and security science; investigations; eDiscovery; and due diligence, Stroz Friedberg works to maximize the health of an organization, ensuring its longevity, protection and resilience. With thirteen offices across nine U.S. cities, London, Zurich, Dubai, and Hong Kong, Stroz Friedberg serves Fortune 100 companies, 80% of the AmLaw 100, and the Top 20 UK law firms. Learn more at

Gotham Digital Science

Gotham Digital Science (GDS) is an international security services company specializing in application penetration testing, security code review, and related secure development lifecycle services, as well as threat intelligence led red team penetration testing. GDS clients number among the largest financial services institutions and software development companies in the world, including Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 firms. GDS security specialists work with clients to find, fix, and prevent security vulnerabilities in mission critical systems and help manage their security risks. With offices located in New York City; Charlotte, North Carolina; and London, GDS seamlessly and efficiently assists clients with operations on both sides of the Atlantic. Learn more at



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