WASHINGTON, March 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Arete Advisors, a trusted and elite group of cybersecurity experts, which provides incident response and digital investigation services, and Coalfire, today announced the launch of a formal partnership providing a comprehensive Incident Response (IR) Retainer offering.
Arete will provide Coalfire's nearly 2000 customers an end-to-end Incident Response (IR) capability, from planning through remediation. Arete's recognized team will provide customers with a complete and comprehensive set of IR services through the IR lifecycle. The joint offering will include IR program readiness assessment and requirements analysis, IR playbook development, and post-event data breach services. Coalfire provides its customers with expert advice, assessments, technical testing, and cyber engineering services. Coalfire clients can test existing security plans against recent data breaches through Arete's elite team of experts and quickly implement any changes to fill the gaps in their client's security posture.
"In recent years Incident Response and Data Breach service providers have focused on selling tools vs. expertise, which can lead to delays in answering critical questions related to the extent of the breach, costing clients days of lost productivity," said Joe Mann, CEO of Arete. "Our partnership with Coalfire will allow customers to operate their security efforts in a more efficient and cost-effective manner responding to security threats faster with support from our highly experienced incident response team. Coalfire's deep working knowledge of their clients' IT security architecture and tools combined with the Arete elite cybersecurity team's experience provides customers with the fastest, and most capable, incident response services in the industry."
"Many organizations don't think about how they will respond to a cyber incident until one happens to them, when it could be too late," said Larry Jones, CEO at Coalfire. "This partnership with the elite Arete team will allow us to provide our existing and new customers with a complete, proven breach response capability, making it easier for them to be ready to identify, react and recover—before an incident occurs."
Arete's team of experts has more than 15 years of deep experience in IR, remediation and eradication of cyberattacks in the government and commercial sectors, serving some of the largest agencies and global brands. We have a proven track record of identifying attack vectors where others failed in many highly publicized incidents. Our technology-agnostic approach combined with Coalfire's deep knowledge of their clients' IT security architecture and tools means customers will see an elimination of the essential time lost and expensive cost of post-breach technology deployments.
About Arete Advisors Inc.
Arete Advisors has assembled an elite team of cybersecurity experts to create unparalleled capabilities to address the entire cyber incident life cycle, from incident response readiness assessments to post-incident remediation. Our core skills include triage, digital forensics, malware reverse engineering, remediation, and testifying expertise. Arete works with your organization to provide highly customized advice specific to your business size and industry. Arete's advisory services provide legally defensible, compliant cyber strategies that assist the C-Suite and Boards of Directors to continuously improve the organizations' cyber posture.
Arete Advisors partners with clients to reduce the burden of preparing for, detecting, and responding to cyber-attacks. Data breaches are a matter of when, not if in today's world. Engaging Arete's team of experts gives your organization the confidence to respond to a data breach with access to the world's leading cybersecurity professionals – anywhere in the world – within hours not days.
For more information, visit Areteadvisorsinc.com
Coalfire is the cybersecurity advisor that helps private and public-sector organizations avert threats, close gaps, and effectively manage risk. By providing independent and tailored advice, assessments, technical testing, and cyber engineering services, we help clients develop scalable programs that improve their security posture, achieve their business objectives, and fuel their continued success. Coalfire has been a cybersecurity thought leader for more than 16 years, and has offices throughout the United States and Europe.
For more information, visit Coalfire.com.
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