Optiv Security Accepts Invitation to Join Cloud Security Alliance as Executive Member
November 29, 2016
Leading Cyber Security Solutions Provider Joins Exclusive Group Dedicated to Driving Standardization of Cloud Security Strategies and Technologies
Denver – November 29, 2016 - Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced it has accepted an invitation to serve as an executive member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment.
Optiv was selected by CSA leadership to join the organization because of Optiv’s differentiated approach to providing cloud security advisory services from a vendor-agnostic perspective and the company’s ability to implement recommended strategies for clients. As an executive member of the CSA, Optiv joins an exclusive group of leading technology and security companies that help develop industry best practices and drive standardization of cloud security strategies and technologies.
“As enterprises continue to seek scalability, flexibility and efficiency in their technology stack, cloud platforms become very attractive. While the cloud promises scale and speed to propel businesses, it also introduces threats and complexities companies must consider and address,” said JD Sherry, vice president of cloud security and strategy for Optiv. “Optiv helps companies develop and implement strategies that empower their consumption of critical cloud services while adopting the necessary security measures. Our selection as an executive member of the Cloud Security Alliance is validation of our vision and ability to help companies plan, build and run their cloud security programs.”
“Cloud technology adoption is on the rise, leaving many organizations looking for guidance on how to migrate to and operate in this new environment as securely as possible,” said Jim Reavis, co-founder and chief executive officer of the CSA. “We’re thrilled to add a leading cyber security solutions provider like Optiv to our team of executive members as Optiv possesses unique capabilities to not only provide actionable recommendations on a cloud security program but also to implement and manage these recommendations.”
As an executive member of the Cloud Security Alliance, Optiv will help lead efforts related to CSA cloud security specific research, education, certification, events and products. Consequently, Optiv clients benefit from CSA best practices that are interwoven with cloud security solutions aligned to business drivers and backed by industry experts.
Optiv’s comprehensive suite of cloud security solutions, which range from actionable intelligence to deployment and management of solutions, provide organizations the expertise and tools to develop, deploy, enhance, and mature their cloud security program. Through Optiv’s cloud security services, clients can apply leading practices and expertise to develop their cloud strategies; securely migrate data to the cloud and more efficiently and effectively manage identities. Gaining complete visibility into their cloud security program will allow clients to reduce their attack surface area and proactively mitigate potential threats.
About Optiv Security
Optiv is a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions. We help clients plan, build and run successful cyber security programs that achieve business objectives through our depth and breadth of cyber security offerings, extensive capabilities and proven expertise in cyber security strategy, managed security services, incident response, risk and compliance, security consulting, training and support, integration and architecture services, and security technology. A Blackstone (NYSE: BX) portfolio company, Optiv maintains premium partnerships with more than 350 of the leading security technology manufacturers. For more information, visit www.optiv.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/optiv, www.facebook.com/optivinc and www.linkedin.com/company/optiv-inc.