Tigerscheme is a certification scheme for technical security specialists, backed by University standards. Tigerscheme was founded in 2007, on the principle that a certification scheme run on independent lines would give buyers of security testing services confidence that they were hiring a recognised and reputable company. Tigerscheme is approved by CESG, the Information Security arm of GCHQ, to carry out assessments for penetration testers which are equivalent to CHECK standards.
Tigerscheme provides career progression through certification and formal recognition of an individual’s skills, and is awarded on the basis of a rigorous independent assessment against published and widely-accepted standards.
Tigerscheme is run and managed by the University of South Wales Commercial Services Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of South Wales.