In addition to offering customers CORE IMPACT Certified Professional (CICP) training the two companies will also partner to advance their respective vulnerability research efforts and elevate awareness of that work in the public domain.
With an established track record delivering penetration testing services to many of the largest financial services, retail and Internet hosting providers in the U.K., and a specific focus on applications security initiatives, 7Safe will leverage the breadth and depth of CORE IMPACT Pro to help its customers identify and prioritise their most significant IT vulnerabilities. This will help clients validate the efficacy of their defensive controls, ease regulatory compliance, and inform remediation efforts.
Through the CICP program, which will involve Core Security-certified instructor-led courses offered both on customers' sites and at 7Safe's Cambridge, U.K.-based training centre, organisations will have the opportunity to empower their security staffers to extract optimal value from their security assessments, combining in-depth IMPACT Pro product instruction with guidance on the planning, promoting, conducting and reporting of highly targeted penetration tests.
"Security practitioners in the United Kingdom and across Europe have long embraced the powerful security testing and measurement capabilities enabled via the use of CORE IMPACT Pro. Our expanded partnership with 7Safe will allow organisations to both further advance their assessments and train their staffers to utilise the full scope of our solutions' powerful capabilities," said Stephen Pace, Vice President of Sales and Services at Core Security. "We're proud to expand our existing presence in the U.K. via this formalised relationship with 7Safe, another recognized leader in the penetration testing arena."
In addition to their formal business efforts, the two companies have agreed to cooperate in their respective vulnerability research and reporting initiatives, by 7Safe working with CoreLabs, (the research arm of Core Security Technologies), to further investigate and report discoveries made by its consulting professionals during their consulting engagements. As part of this agreement, the two companies will subsequently co-publish specific results of their joint research efforts.
"7Safe are delighted to partner with Core Security Technologies in this joint European venture focused on both the delivery of the CICP training program and sharing the output of 7Safe's security research efforts; our CREST (Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers) certified pen testing team will bring an applied and pragmatic approach to the use of CORE IMPACT Pro, ensuring that our joint clients will get the most out of their own penetration testing programs," said Dan Haagman, Director of Pen Testing, PCI DSS Compliance and Security Investigations at 7Safe. "The formalisation of our research collaboration will see new techniques and zero-day findings from the field translated into actual exploits which will be used to benefit the security community as a whole."
Both Core Security and 7Safe will be appearing at the Infosecurity Europe conference being held 27-29 April 2010, at Earls Court, London, with Core located in Booth N86 and 7Safe located in Booth G42.
About Core Security Technologies
Core Security Technologies provides IT security executives with comprehensive security testing and measurement of their IT assets by adding real-world actionable intelligence and verification to their IT security management efforts. Our software products build on over a decade of trusted research and leading-edge threat expertise from the company's Security Consulting Services, CoreLabs and Engineering groups. Core Security Technologies can be reached at 617-399-6980 or on the Web at: http://www.coresecurity.com.
7Safe is a leading Computer Security and Forensics consulting firm offering a comprehensive range of specialist services throughout Europe including Penetration Testing, Computer Forensics, PCI DSS Compliance / Audit, eDiscovery, Security Assessments, Incident Response and IT security training & certification. To find out more, please visit www.7safe.com.