The current epidemic in social engineering and targeted cyber attacks coupled with an increase of information sharing by organisations requires innovative new technology and Digital Shadows provides exactly that
London (PRWEB) February 07, 2012
With cyber-criminals dramatically shifting their tactics towards low-volume, targeted attacks, cyber security innovator Digital Shadows and leading information security provider Activity today announced a strategic partnership which will enable Activity to offer Digital Shadows’ ground-breaking service to new and existing clients.
“The current epidemic in social engineering and targeted cyber attacks coupled with an increase of information sharing by organisations requires innovative new technology and Digital Shadows provides exactly that.”, said Neil O’Connor, Managing Director of Activity. “Digital Shadows’ expertise complements our specialist security penetration testing and social engineering services.”
This partnership comes at a time when organisations are exposing more information than ever before through expanding supply chains, adoption of the cloud and the explosion in employee use of social networking. This can result in a leak in confidential information that cyber criminals can use to mount precision cyber attacks.
Alastair Paterson, CEO of Digital Shadows, commented, “We’re excited and proud to be partnering with Activity to work with their top-tier client base and to offer their world-class penetration-testing expertise to our existing clients. Sharing the right information outside the enterprise can bring tremendous benefits but only when it is done safely. Our partnership with Activity will help clients gain a “hacker’s eye view” of their vulnerability, regain control of their digital shadows and mitigate the risks of confidential data loss through targeted cyber attack”.
Activity is a leading independent security specialist that helps commercial and public sector organisations protect their business operations, data networks, business information and online assets. Activity provides professional expert advice on best practice security penetration testing and information security to a wide range of organisations from mid-sized companies to world-leading enterprises, government and the wider public sector. Activity’s clients include HM Government, Ministry of Defence, NHS, and many major private sector companies.
About Digital Shadows
Digital Shadows puts organisations back in control of their Internet presence. Through a unique blend of expertise and technology, Digital Shadows protects clients from hostile reconnaissance and targeted cyber attacks. The management team bring over a decade of experience in securing UK Government and FTSE 500 organisations by helping clients to see themselves through the eyes of their attackers.