Our certifications

Quality is a top priority at NSIDE. Our tests are carried out by experts who regularly undergo further training so they are always up to date with the latest technology. This is attested by corresponding certifications. We place special emphasis on continuing training and education of our team members, which practically tests their ability to detect and exploit security vulnerabilities. This means that the vast majority of our team’s advanced training courses are not tested by questionnaires or multiple-choice exams – instead the final exams are practical hacking tests under real-life conditions.

In our team, the Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification is the minimum standard, meaning that every member of our team is certified as an OSCP at least. The OSCP is considered the industry’s gold standard for demonstrating practical hacking skills. In total, NSIDE team members hold the following certifications:

Acronym Name Description
OSCP Offensive Security Certified Professional Comparable to the ’state exam‘ for penetration testers. This proves basic, hands-on hacking skills.
OSCE Offensive Security Certified Expert Certification for advanced, hands-on penetration testing skills at an expert level.
OSWE Offensive Security Web Expert Certification for advanced penetration testing and code auditing skills at expert level
OSWP Offensive Security Wireless Professional Certification for hands-on WLAN and wireless penetration testing skills
GMOB GIAC Mobile Device Security Analyst Certification for hands-on skills in smartphone and mobile app penetration testing
CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Certification for general knowledge in IT security for companies on technical and organizational level.
CRTP Certified Red Team Professional Practical knowledge in Red Teaming and penetration testing of internal networks and Active Directory.
CRTE Certified Red Team Expert Advanced practical knowledge of Red Teaming and penetration testing of internal networks and Active Directory at expert level
ISO 27001 LA ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Certification to audit (review) information security management systems (ISMS) to ISO standard 27001
ISO 27001 LI ISO 27001 Lead Implementer Certification for the implementation (realization) of information security management systems (ISMS) according to ISO standard 27001
AZ-500 Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer Associate Certification from Microsoft for the Azure Cloud environment

Your benefit from certified penetration testers

Security is based on trust. You need to be confident that penetration testing will be performed competently. Our team members have proven through regular training and their certifications that they meet the requirements of the respective practical exam and are capable of competently testing even complex systems. This provides our customers with the assurance of expert testing and advice.



Recommended certifications according to TIBER-EU Services Procurement Guidelines

The European Central Bank ECB’s TIBER Framework for Red Teaming (Threat Intelligence-based Ethical Red Teaming) confers a framework with recommendations on how Red Team Exercises should be conducted in the European financial sector. The TIBER framework has as an annex of Services Procurement Guidelines, i.e. guidance on the selection of providers. This document is intended to assist insurance companies, banks and other businesses in the European financial sector in selecting suitable and skilled providers to conduct Red Team Assessments.


To assess the capabilities of providers, Annex 6.1 of the Provider Selection Guideline mentioned above indicates different certifications that demonstrate expertise at the appropriate level. For example, the Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE) certification is appropriate for team leaders, while the Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCP) certification is appropriate for team members.


All team members of NSIDE ATTACK LOGIC are certified as OSCP at least. We also have several team members with OSCE certification.

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