Every Solution You Can Imagine – and More
What cybersecurity solution do you need? From Zero Trust to ADR, IAM, risk/privacy, data protection, AppSec and threat, securing digital transformation, to resiliency and remediation, we can build the right program to help solve your challenges.
A Single Partner for Everything You Need
Optiv works with more than 400 world-class security technology partners. By putting you at the center of our unmatched ecosystem of people, products, partners and programs, we accelerate business progress like no other company can.
We Are Optiv
Greatness is every team working toward a common goal. Winning in spite of cyber threats and overcoming challenges in spite of them. It’s building for a future that only you can create or simply coming home in time for dinner.
However you define greatness, Optiv is in your corner. We manage cyber risk so you can secure your full potential.
Complex Attack Simulations, Battle-Tested
How It Works
What we know:
Organizations splash lots of money on security controls.
What we don’t always know:
How well are they working?
What we try not to think about:
What if the answer is “not so well”?
How can we know for sure?
Good news. Advanced offensive security testing shines a bright light on exploitable vulnerabilities. Before a hacker finds them.
The Optiv Attack Simulation gauges actual resilience to cyberthreats (e.g., garden-variety cybercrooks, nation states, competitors, hacktivists, etc.), aligns security posture to defined business objectives and prepares your purple team to detect, prevent and respond to attacks.
In a cyber attack simulation, an organization (and its security partners) emulates an actual hack against its own network, infrastructure and assets using the tools, tactics and procedures (TTPs) of known cyber criminals. These exercises are ideally conducted by a “purple team,” a collaboration between defensive (blue) and offensive (red) teams.
The goal of the exercise is to surface vulnerabilities in the organization’s defenses that the security team can address, reducing exposure to real-world attacks.
The attack simulation emulates an advanced threat actor’s opportunistic, covert, goal-oriented attempts to compromise high-value targets. It reveals real-world threats spanning the entire attack surface – logical, physical and social – via social engineering, covert penetration testing, physical access control bypass and subversion.
We simulate the hacker via subterfuge and misdirection, identifying weaknesses, exploiting critical systems and “stealing” data by mimicking an actual breach.
Opportunistic, blended attack sequences employ social engineering, physical security, network security and application attacks, simulating the threats we see in the wild every day.
A cyber attack simulation highlights a breach’s impact on an organization, the board and the executive team. The debrief depicts actual threat paths and their respective points of compromise – policies, procedures, hardware, etc. The organization – your organization – walks away with clarity on efficiencies/deficiencies and armed with insight to inform further security spend and KPI development.
The organization – your organization – walks away with clarity on efficiencies/deficiencies and armed with insight to inform further security spend and KPI development.
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Open-source intel (OSINT) retrieves publicly available contact information (phone, email) and performs initial recon on public website exposure, identifying sites that may enable remote access (e.g. Citrix, VPN), portals, webmail apps, etc. Public company/employee info is used during discovery and planning, shaping realistic attack scenarios and informing measurable results.
Focus on the point of exploitation (using data obtained during discovery to breach the organization’s logical controls). An attack simulation makes use of available opportunistic tactics to mimic a real-world cyber attack, with the result being a breach of logical, social and/or physical security (depending on the required level of access).
Translate scenario results, articulating vulnerabilities surfaced by the simulation. Analytics and recommendations help the client understand how best to mitigate identified risks.
The not-so-secret sauce is collaboration. From kickoff to debrief, we work hand-in-glove with you to understand the challenges within your distinct business, technical and cultural context. We can do cool hacks, but the real value of working with us is what you learn and how it builds self-reliance after the engagement ends.
Attack Simulation Methodology
We’ve helped thousands of clients in dozens of industries align InfoSec policies, procedures and practices with core business goals. Our think-forward practice leaders and battle-tested consultants will elevate your security program.
Optiv serves 81% of Fortune
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Certified MSS professionals
Engagements to date
Expertise.1,000+ smart, seasoned client managers and security pros deliver superior results and probing, applied research dives deep into complex, real-world cybersecurity issues.
Industry Leadership. We don’t just follow best practices. We establish them, then customize security programs around your org’s specific business, technical and cultural dynamics.
You-Centric Culture. Our clients are our résumé. Beyond that, security is a team sport and we all play for the good guys.
Your success is our success is everybody’s success.
Tested Methodologies. The bad guys never stop innovating and we don’t, either – our strategies and techniques are better every time out. Security methodology isn’t a thing, it’s an iterative process.
Pen Testing and Advanced Assessments
Our advanced services go beyond traditional penetration testing methodologies to deliver true adversary emulation and provide actionable steps for securing your devices and systems.
Managed Extended Detection and Response (MXDR)
Optiv Managed Extended Detection and Response (MXDR) is a comprehensive cloud-based, next-generation advanced threat detection and response service that ingests data across various layers of technologies to corollate, normalize and enrich in real-time activity with automated responses.
Cybersecurity Field Guide Series
Each cybersecurity field guide features easy-to-process graphs, charts and diagrams so you can find and apply what you need, including: strategies for maintaining continuity while mitigating unexpected consequences; advice on assessments, frameworks, preparation, prevention, detection, analysis, containment, eradication and recovery; plus a lot of other things that may not have occurred to you yet.