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Optiv Security’s Top 10 Tips to Help Organizations Stay Secure During the 2015 Holiday Season

Denver – December 7, 2015 – Optiv Security, a national cyber security solutions provider, today shared a list of the top 10 things organizations can do to help them stay secure during the 2015 holiday season. Optiv’s seasoned team of security experts, developed these tips to help security and IT teams better protect employees and businesses from potential threats.

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Optiv Security Ranked on 2015 CRN Fast Growth 150

Denver – October 6, 2015 – Optiv Security, the nation’s largest comprehensive pure-play cyber security solutions provider, today announced that it has been named to The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN® Fast Growth 150 list. Optiv placed number 88 and is the largest pure-play cyber security company on the list, which ranks solution providers based in North America on gross revenue over the two-year period from 2012 to 2014. Optiv achieved a growth rate of 57.7 percent during that period.

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Optiv Security Expands Global Financial Services Practice

Denver – Sept. 16, 2015 – Optiv Security, the nation’s largest comprehensive pure-play cyber security solutions provider, today announced the formal expansion of its Financial Services Practice. This practice addresses the risk, compliance and cyber security challenges faced by global financial services organizations as they strive to enable their businesses to operate in a world where everything is increasingly linked together. Optiv has engaged Marshall Lux, an experienced industry leader with deep expertise in financial services risk and regulatory policy, to serve as a senior advisor to the practice. The company also has hired financial security veteran Greig Arnold, a seasoned CISO working within the Fortune 50, to lead the creation of innovative solutions.

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Optiv Security Predecessors Named Amongst Fastest Growing Private Companies in North America by Inc. Magazine

Denver – Aug. 25, 2015 – Optiv Security, the nation’s largest holistic pure-play cyber security solutions provider, today announced that Inc. magazine has named Optiv’s predecessor businesses – Accuvant and FishNet Security – amongst the fastest growing U.S. private companies for a three-year period ending Dec. 31, 2014. The 34th annual Inc. 5000 marks the ninth consecutive year for Accuvant’s inclusion on the exclusive ranking, an honor marked by only 97 companies since the listing’s inception, and the fifth time overall that FishNet Security has been included, which only 318 companies have achieved.

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Accuvant and FishNet Security Complete Transformation; Become Optiv Security

Las Vegas – Aug. 5, 2015 – Accuvant and FishNet Security, which joined together earlier this year to create the nation’s largest holistic pure-play cyber security solutions provider, today announced that it has completed its transformational merger and is now conducting business as Optiv Security. The company made the announcement at Black Hat USA 2015 in Las Vegas, where it also launched its new Optiv brand.

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

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.

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Accuvant and FishNet Security Experts to Demonstrate Unique Burp Suite Plugin and RFID Skimmer, Talk Black Hat Network Infrastructure at Black Hat USA 2015

Denver and Overland Park, Kans. – July 22, 2015 – Accuvant and FishNet Security, which recently merged to create the nation’s premier cyber security solutions provider, today announced that several security experts from the company will speak at Black Hat USA 2015. Presentations will include demonstrations of a new Burp Suite plugin and an open-source RFID skimmer, and a behind-the-scenes look into the Black Hat network infrastructure.

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FishNet Security Named 2014 National Partner of the Year by Juniper Networks

Denver and Overland Park, Kans. – June 30, 2015 – Accuvant and FishNet Security, which recently joined together to create the nation’s premier cyber security solutions provider, today announced the receipt of the 2014 National Partner of the Year by Juniper Networks, the industry leader in network innovation. The award recognizes FishNet Security’s expertise and execution in delivering and managing advanced IT infrastructure, networking and security solutions based on Juniper Networks technology platforms.

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Accuvant and FishNet Security Name Veena Bricker as First Chief Human Resources Officer

Denver and Overland Park, Kans. – June 18, 2015 – Accuvant and FishNet Security, which recently joined together to create the nation’s premier cyber security solutions provider, today announced the appointment of Veena Bricker as the company’s first-ever chief human resources officer (CHRO). In this newly created role, Bricker is responsible for the company’s human capital strategy, including all aspects of leadership development and talent management.

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Accuvant and FishNet Security Ranked No. 26 on CRN Solution Provider 500

Denver and Overland Park, Kans. – June 11, 2015 – Accuvant and FishNet Security, which recently joined together to create the nation’s premier cyber security solutions provider, today announced the combined company has ranked at number 26 on The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN Solution Provider 500 (SP500), making it the only holistic pure-play security company listed in the top 50. The two companies achieved combined gross revenue of approximately $1.5 billion in 2014.

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Accuvant and FishNet Security Continue Transformation; Unveil New Logo

Denver and Overland Park, Kans. – June 3, 2015 – Accuvant and FishNet Security, which recently joined together to create the nation’s premier cyber security solutions provider, today unveiled a new logo as part of their ongoing transformation into Optiv. The new logo consists of the new company name and two half circles that signify the endless chain of available cyber security options and the company’s unique ability to help organizations select, implement and maintain the right solutions that meet their specific needs.

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Accuvant and FishNet Security to Host Free Webcast on Building Confidence in Your Information Security Posture

Denver and Overland Park, Kans. – June 2, 2015 – Accuvant and FishNet Security, which recently joined together to create the nation’s premier cyber security solutions provider, today announced their next Knowledge Share Series webcast, “Building Confidence in Your Information Security Posture,” will take place on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. PDT/12:00 p.m. EDT.

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Accuvant and FishNet Security to Host Free Webcast on Incident Response: Giving the Advantage to the Hackers

Denver and Overland Park, Kans. – May 7, 2015 – Accuvant and FishNet Security, which recently joined together to create the nation’s premier cyber security solutions provider, today announced their next Knowledge Share Series webcast, “Incident Response: Giving the Advantage to the Hackers,” will take place on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. PDT/12:00 p.m. EDT.

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Accuvant and FishNet Security Make Strategic Executive Hire to Support Long-Term Growth

Denver and Overland Park, Kans. – May 5, 2015 – Accuvant and FishNet Security, which recently joined together to create the nation’s premier cyber security solutions provider, today announced the appointment of 23-year IT industry veteran Anthony Crutcher as chief information officer (CIO).

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Accuvant and FishNet Security Expert to Speak at Dark Reading’s Cyber Security Crash Course

Denver and Overland Park, Kans. – April 28, 2015 – Accuvant and FishNet Security, which recently joined together to create the nation’s premier cyber security solutions provider, today announced that James Christiansen, vice president, information risk management and member of the Office of the CISO, will present at Dark Reading’s Cyber Security Crash Course, offered in conjunction with Interop Las Vegas. The session, entitled “CISO Hot Seat,” is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 12:15 p.m. PDT.

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Accuvant and FishNet Security to Become Optiv Security in Summer 2015

San Francisco – April 21, 2015 – Accuvant and FishNet Security, which recently joined together to create the nation’s premier cyber security solutions provider, today announced plans to launch their new, combined corporate name and brand, and to begin conducting business as Optiv Security in summer 2015. This change will enable the company to complete its transformational growth merger and allow it to become the strategic primary source that helps organizations more effectively fight the cyber security battle. The announcement was made at RSA Conference 2015.

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Accuvant and FishNet Security Experts to Present Six Sessions at RSA Conference 2015

Denver and Overland Park, Kans. – April 15, 2015 – Accuvant and FishNet Security, which recently joined together to create the nation’s premier cyber security solutions provider, today announced that several members of their Office of the CISO will participate in six different sessions at RSA Conference 2015. Topics include the role of the CISO, threat intelligence, third-party risk, how to communicate with the board of directors, and others.

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Accuvant and FishNet Security to Host Free Webcast on Addressing Cyber Risk in the Board Room

Denver and Overland Park, Kans. – April 6, 2015 – Accuvant and FishNet Security, which recently joined together to create the nation’s premier cyber security solutions provider, today announced their next Knowledge Share Series webcast, “On the Hot Seat: Preparing for Executive and Board Discussions,” will take place on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. PDT/12:00 p.m. EDT.

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Information Security Expert Rafal Los to Present Session on Intelligence-Driven Security at Palo Alto Networks Ignite 2015

Denver and Overland Park, Kans. – March 31, 2015 – Accuvant and FishNet Security, which recently joined together to create the nation’s premier cyber security solutions provider, today announced that Rafal Los, director, Office of the CISO, will present a session on intelligence-driven security at the Palo Alto Networks Ignite 2015 conference. The event will take place March 30 – April 1, 2015 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas.

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Accuvant and FishNet Security Complete Merger

Denver, Colo. and Overland Park, Kan. – Feb. 2, 2015 – Accuvant and FishNet Security today announced the closing of a previously announced transaction to join the two companies together. The combination is creating the nation’s premier cyber security solutions provider – one that will deliver the most complete set of information security and risk products and services to help enterprises combat the growing cyber threat.

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Accuvant Recognized as Partner of the Year for Sixth Consecutive Year

Denver – January 21, 2015 – Accuvant, the authoritative source for enterprise information security, today announced that it was named McAfee 2014 Security Connected Partner of the Year for the Americas. This marks the sixth consecutive year that Accuvant has been honored as a top partner by McAfee, which is now part of Intel Security.

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Accuvant’s Renee Guttmann to Speak at Divas of Security Event in Atlanta

Atlanta – January 9, 2015 – Accuvant, the authoritative source for enterprise information security, today announced that Renee Guttmann, vice president with the Accuvant Office of the CISO, will participate in an all-female panel discussion on IT security at the Atlanta Telecommunications Professionals (ATP) Divas of Security event on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. EST at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North.

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