Accuvant and FishNet Security Announce General Availability of Global Security Program Strategy Services

Service Offerings Better Equip Fortune 1000 Organizations to Plan, Build and Run
Business-Aligned and Threat-Aware Security Programs

Denver and Overland Park, Kan. – July 29, 2015 – Accuvant and FishNet Security, becoming Optiv Security this summer, today announced the general availability of its proven security program strategy services to clients around the globe. These services—which were developed for and beta tested with Fortune 1000 companies worldwide—better equip organizations to plan, build and run business-aligned and threat-aware security programs.

“All organizations need some level of strategic support with their security programs, regardless of their program’s maturity level, to combat the evolving threat landscape,” said Jason Clark, chief strategy and security officer for Accuvant and FishNet Security, soon to be Optiv. “Our seasoned team of former Fortune 1000 CISOs is uniquely qualified to provide our proven methodology and the essential know-how that security leaders need to successfully create and execute strategies aligned to their company’s business objectives.”

Accuvant and FishNet Security’s Office of the CISO delivers the company’s security program strategy services using a collaborative approach that entails strategy development, threat management, tactical planning and a variety of CISO staffing options. These services include: 

  • Security Strategy Assessment – This week-long, on-site engagement includes the Office of the CISO using an established, proprietary methodology—the Six Forces of Security—to provide organizations with in-depth, actionable knowledge and insight into the threats and risks that impact their business. Companies can use this information to advance their security posture, improve the areas that present the greatest risk to the business, and develop cost-effective strategies to introduce new technologies and optimize current investments. 
  • CISO On-Demand Services – Members of the Office of the CISO, who have an average 20 years of industry experience, can provide the security expertise and executive leadership many companies need today due to hiring and retention challenges. When a security leadership gap exists, companies can leverage four different levels of service: Virtual CISO, Staffed CISO, Interim CISO and CISO Advisory Services. Each can be tailored to meet the client’s unique needs, which may include being on-call to provide as-needed security advice, providing full-time, on-site support, or searching for a permanent security leader for the organization.

The Office of the CISO is a street team of seasoned CISOs and executive-level security leaders who have built some of the largest security programs for Fortune 1000 companies such as Aon, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Carlson Companies, Coca-Cola, Experian, McDonald’s and VISA. To meet the increased demand for its services, the Office of the CISO recently added several new members to its team, enabling it to help even more executives think differently about their information risk strategy so they can change, innovate and be more successful.

About Accuvant and FishNet Security
Accuvant and FishNet Security, which will begin conducting business as Optiv Security in summer 2015, recently merged to become one of North America’s leading information security services and solutions providers. We offer a full suite of services and solutions that enable businesses, governments and educational institutions to define their security strategies, identify and remediate threats and risks, select and deploy the right technology, and achieve operational readiness to protect their organizations from malicious attack. A Blackstone (NYSE: BX) portfolio company, we have served more than 10,000 clients of various sizes across multiple industries, offer an extensive geographic footprint with 60 office locations across the U.S. and Canada, and have premium partnerships with more than 250 of the leading security product manufacturers. For more information, please visit or

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