MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on recent analysis of the red team-based penetration testing market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes NCC Group as the winner of the 2016 European Product Leadership award. NCC Group helps organizations evaluate their cyber resilience and recommends effective security mechanisms by demonstrating well-orchestrated cyber attacks that take into account the nature of the industry, organization and its human capital.
"New cyber threats are generated at an alarming rate, leading to rapid obsolescence of the countermeasures previously installed," said Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst, Arjun Sreekumar. "Red team-based penetration testing is a way to achieve cyber resilience through continual testing of a firm's security framework. The effectiveness of red teaming depends on the ability to emulate real-world threat actors and create advanced and realistic attack scenarios after careful and systematic assessments of the organization and operational processes."
NCC Group is widely chosen by companies, spanning industries such as oil and gas, banking and finance, and pharmaceuticals, to evaluate their cyber resilience and recommend specific strategies to enhance security. The company has carved out an impressive niche through its ability to converge physical and cyber threat factors seamlessly into the red teaming exercise. The company's services have the versatility to scale up and down according to the complexity of the challenge and the diversity of the client's institutional framework to deliver superior customer value.
"The optimum combination of knowledgeable human capital, advanced processes, and clear ability to understand client requirements enable NCC Group to deliver a consistent and quality output solution," iterated Sreekumar. "This gives it a strong head start as demand for red teaming-based penetration testing services is on the rise, driven by regional instability, the emergence of new nation states, and the proliferation of cyber terrorism."
Robert Horton, European MD of Security Consulting at NCC Group, said he is delighted that the Group's red teaming services have been acknowledged.
He added: "The award demonstrates to employees, customers, investors and the public that the Group is superior in the red team based penetration testing space."
Having anticipated this surge in demand, NCC Group recently made several well-planned acquisitions to enlarge both its capabilities and its footprint in Europe. Retaining the best talent and nurturing a select workforce make NCC Group one of the most reliable and quality-oriented participants in the red teambased penetration testing space.
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About NCC Group
NCC Group is a global expert in cyber security and risk mitigation, working with businesses to protect their brand, value and reputation against the ever-evolving threat landscape.
Through a unique range of services, the company helps businesses to prepare for and respond to cyber threats, providing freedom from doubt that their most important assets are protected and operational at all times.
Listed on the FTSE 250, NCC Group is a trusted advisor to more than 15,000 clients worldwide. Headquartered in Manchester, UK, with over 30 offices across the world, the Group employs more than 1,800 people.
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