Sword Shield Purple team release

Heather Ripley
Ripley PR
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Sword & Shield Enterprise Security Offers Purple Team Assessment Services

Leading national 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.


Intended for 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.”


Sword & 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.


Sword & Shield offers these potential attack paths or scenarios:


·        Successful phishing campaign

·        Compromised standard user account

·        Unauthorized device

·        External attacker


Depending on the scenario specified, Sword & Shield can evaluate the effectiveness and proper implementation of the following technologies:


·        Firewall

·        Segmentation

·        IDS/IPS/SIEM

·        Log management

·        Application white listing

·        Anti-virus

·        Proxies

·        Endpoint detection


“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.”


About Sword & 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/.

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