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Optiv Security Announces Integrated Suite of Services that Allows Clients to See Themselves through the Eyes of the Enemy; Further Helps Organizations Rationalize and Optimize Cyber Security

August 07, 2018

-- Enables modern organizations to evaluate their digital footprints, and proactively understand the insights of the attacker so they can pre-empt attacks --

DENVER – August 7, 2018 – Optiv Security, the world’s leading security solutions integrator, today announced “EnemyPerspectives@Optiv,” an integrated portfolio of services that allows modern organizations to evaluate their digital footprints from the perspective of a potential threat actor, from that actor’s intent, and then take prioritized steps to remediate weaknesses. EnemyPerspectives@Optiv is the latest example of how Optiv helps clients build sustainable, risk-centric foundations for implementing proactive and measurable security programs.

“Today’s organizations continue to accelerate the adoption of digital business models and environments to remain competitive. While transforming business to the latest apps and services provides access to new customers through more targeted data, it also creates a wider attack surface for threat actors to exploit, and puts businesses at greater reputational and financial risk,” said Chad Holmes, Optiv’s chief services and operational officer. “The assumption that plug-and-play security technologies can thwart threat actors is only one piece of the puzzle. We need to turn things around – take a different perspective, the perspective of the attacker – in order to have a more complete view on the risks to our businesses. The attacker sees things differently. They have a different purpose. They may look at part of an enterprise’s IT stack and instead of seeing protection, they see potential.”

Holmes continued, “Organizations need the right technologies deployed in the right ways, but they also need to understand where their vulnerabilities exist, based on demonstrated threat actor intent and behavior. EnemyPerspectives@Optiv gives clients a superior program to address current threats with the ability to effectively assess and predict future threats. With this foundation in place, organizations can take the appropriate actions to become cyber resilient and proactively mitigate risk.”

EnemyPerspectives@Optiv is aligned across three categories:

  • Threat Actor Profiling: Organizations that do not understand threat actors and their intentions are at a much higher risk of breach than those who do. Optiv combines tailored threat intelligence, Threat Emulation, and Breach Response War Games to help clients understand their adversaries, how they are likely to attack, and how best to respond when they do. The War Games are real-life drills where enterprise-wide breach and incident response processes are tested, evaluated and where necessary, improved.
  • Cyber Resiliency: Organizations often adopt new technologies and applications without fully understanding the security implications. This puts organizations in a poor position to detect and respond to attacks. Optiv enables clients to achieve cyber resiliency through a combination of services, including programmatic penetration testing, application security, and managed detection and response (MDR).
  • Incident Response: EnemyPerspectives@Optiv includes services that enable organizations to transform incident response from reactive “firefighting” to proactive defense. Key services include enterprise incident management, breach simulation and digital forensics.

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