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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


-- Enables the modern organization to evaluate its digital footprint,
and proactively understand the insights of the attacker to pre-empt
attacks --

, the world's leading security solutions integrator, today
announced "EnemyPerspectives@Optiv," an integrated suite of services
that allows the modern organization to evaluate its digital footprint
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 operations 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, "An organization needs the right technologies deployed
in the right ways, but it also needs insight into where 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
    , 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,
  • Cyber Resiliency: Digital transformation is driving business to
    depend on information being "always on," which requires high
    availability, accurate and fast detection and response to incidents,
    and minimal business disruption during remediation activities. Gone
    are the days when incident responders can just "take the network down"
    to respond to incidents, as such actions can have a drastic impact on
    business revenue in today's digital environment. Applications and
    infrastructure need to remain functional even during incidents. Optiv
    enables clients to achieve cyber resiliency through a combination of
    services, including programmatic
    penetration testing
    , application
    , and cloud-centric
    . Optiv's Orchestration
    and Automation
    , and Managed
    Detection and Response
    (MDR) services provide organizations with a
    360 degree view to allow for fast detection, recovery, and response in
    today's fast-moving threat landscape.
  • 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
    and digital

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About Optiv Security
Optiv helps 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. Optiv maintains premium partnerships with more
than 350 of the leading security technology manufacturers. For more
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