Quality mark pentesting
DEKRA Audit Netherlands

Does your organization meet the quality requirements for performing reliable penetration tests?

The pentesting quality mark

CCV certification: the tester gets tested

If you test the cyber security of other organisations, you will want your clients to know that you are a professional organisation. The pentesting quality mark shows the expertise and security your organisation has to offer. DEKRA audits organisations according to the certification scheme of the Centre for Crime Prevention and Safety (Centrum voor Criminaliteitspreventie en Veiligheid (CCV)). It enables us to decide whether or not you are eligible for the CCV pentesting quality mark.

What is a pentest?

Pentesting (otherwise known as ‘penetration testing’) exposes the weaknesses in digital systems. Organisations can have pentesting done to test their digital systems and put measures in place to protect themselves against cyber crime. Fortunately, most companies check the reliability of their IT specialists before allowing them to try to legally hack their digital systems. The pentesting quality mark enables you to demonstrate the reliability of your organisation.
Please note: new version of the pentesting quality mark effective from January 1, 2024
Version 2.0 of the pentest quality mark is expected to be published on October 1, 2023 and this version will be effective from January 1, 2024.
What does the new version mean for you?
From January 1, 2024, all audits will take place according to the new scheme of the pentest quality mark (version 2.0). The differences with version 1.0 are limited, but if you are currently taking action to comply with the pentest quality mark, it is important to take careful note of the new version.
The benefits of the pentesting quality mark
Quality guaranteed for clients
If you have the CCV pentesting quality mark, your clients will know that you are a professional cyber security organisation.
A reduced risk of failure

Certification with the pentesting quality mark

The pentesting quality mark shows that your organisation’s employees are qualified and reliable. It also shows that your organisation carries out cyber security tests in a reliable and professional manner. This gives your clients peace of mind when they choose to have pentesting done by your organisation. DEKRA would be pleased to audit your organisation. If you are awarded the quality mark, DEKRA will re-audit you on an annual basis to confirm that you are still meeting all the relevant requirements. Did you know that you can also combine the pentesting quality mark with ISO 27001 or ISO 9001? DEKRA can arrange this combined certification for you as well.
Why certify at DEKRA?

We have been doing our bit to improve safety at home, on the road and at work for more than 90 years now. All DEKRA’s auditors are professional and independent.

A personal approach

Our auditors are here to help you. They work with you to ensure you receive the pentesting quality mark as soon as possible.

Free baseline measurement

DEKRA is temporarily offering a free baseline measurement to identify anything you need to do before the initial audit.

Our free baseline measurement for pentesting

In preparation for the initial audit, DEKRA offers you a baseline measurement free of charge. It gives you the opportunity to meet the auditor, who will explain the certification process to you, and prepare properly for the audit!
Request a free, no-obligation baseline measurement for your pentesting services.