NTA Monitor was founded in 1996 when Roy Hills attempted to find an organisation that could provide a structured and meaningful penetration test against the Internet gateway of the company he was working with at that time. Not finding any organisation that he considered up to the mark he decided to change that.
It is our belief that a test should not simply tick a box but provide a real value to the company commissioning the project. The passion for developing penetration testing services that are, as a very minimum, technically comparable to those services provided by the big four is what continues to drive NTA’s service development today.
Since being founded we have remained an independent provider of penetration testing and security auditing services focussing our entire portfolio on providing penetration testing, auditing and information security consultancy services avoiding any conflict of interest for our clients.
In 1999 NTA were one of the four original members of the CESG CHECK scheme and were key in developing the standard and reporting structures. Maintaining the highest accreditation level against this scheme NTA have extensive experience of delivering CHECK IT Health Checks for Government bodies including local authorities, central Government, UK Police forces and NHS bodies.
Since 2002 NTA have been an approved supplier accredited to the National Policing Improvement Agency, NPIA, providing CESG CHECK IT Health Checks delivered by senior consultants with NPPV, CRB, Enhanced CRB and SC Clearances.
During 2004 NTA opened a second office in Malaysia to service the growing Asia-Pacific market.
In 2006 NTA achieved Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) status within the PCI DSS scheme.
In 2008 NTA were one of the founding members of The Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST) scheme. CREST was created in response to the need for regulated and professional security testers to serve the global information security marketplace.
In 2011 NTA developed and delivered a recognised Master degree module at the University of Greenwich providing students with knowledge and hands-on experience of penetration testing using current testing tools and techniques.
Today we are committed to providing market leading holistic information risk management and mitigation services in partnership with our clients to ensure the best results and value for money.