FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sword & Shield Enterprise Security Offers Purple
Team Assessment Services
cybersecurity firm now offering collaborative network attack penetration
testing for organizations with mature information security programs to evaluate
security controls and detection ability
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. April 27, 2017 – Sword & Shield Enterprise Security,
a leading national cybersecurity firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee, is now
offering collaborative network attack penetration testing via their Purple
Team Assessment Service.
organizations with mature information security programs, Sword & Shield’s
Purple Team Assessment Service is a joint venture between Sword & Shield’s
attacking force (Red Team) and a company’s defending force (Blue Team) that
goes above and beyond a vulnerability assessment or network scanning tools.
“Our new Purple
Team service uses a highly collaborative process that shows companies with
comprehensive security plans how their regimen stands up to real-world threats,”
said John McNeely, president and CEO of Sword & Shield Enterprise Security.
“This helps to improve the security posture of organizations with even the most
advanced security programs.”
Shield’s Purple Team Assessment Service renders insight through real world
attack and defense scenarios to instill confidence in an organization’s current
security controls and practices while identifying gaps in your implementation.
Shield offers these potential attack paths or scenarios:
Successful phishing campaign
Compromised standard user account
Depending on the scenario specified, Sword & Shield can
evaluate the effectiveness and proper implementation of the following
“The primary goal
of the Purple Team assessment is to evaluate an organization’s security
controls and actual vulnerabilities in their detection,” said Russel Van Tuyl,
security analyst and leader of Sword & Shield’s Purple Team. “You can have
all the best security tools and procedures in place, but you can’t truly know
how they all fit together to protect your organization without a real world
test that is unique to your business and information security program.
“The results of a
Purple Team assessment can then be integrated with your current security
controls and practices while identifying and filling gaps in your current
implementation, whether it’s with a single system or an entire network and all
of its hosts.”
& Shield Enterprise Security
Protecting critical data for 20 years, Sword & Shield
Enterprise Security, Inc. is a nationally recognized cybersecurity provider with
solutions designed to meet the needs of a dynamic security and compliance
landscape. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Sword & Shield
specializes in security, risk and compliance assessment, managed security services,
enterprise security consulting, security incident response and forensics, and
technical solutions. Sword & Shield services a broad spectrum of
industries, including healthcare, retail, legal, banking and finance,
manufacturing, and the public sector.
In 2016, Sword & Shield hosted the inaugural Edge
Security Conference, EDGE2016, a world-class cybersecurity conference where
complex business problems meet real world solutions. The second annual Edge
Security Conference, EDGE2017, will take place on Oct. 17-18, 2017 at the
Knoxville Convention Center. Early registration is available now through May
31, 2017. To learn more about EDGE2017 and to sign up, visit https://edgesecurityconference.com/.
For more information about Sword & Shield Enterprise
Security, visit https://www.swordshield.com/.