IOActive Covid-19 Response
Seattle, WA – July 1, 2020
While some regions are enjoying loosened restrictions, others continue to face ongoing lockdowns. The global impact of COVID-19 is far from over and we must adjust to the reality of the lasting economic uncertainty. Unfortunately, we are seeing an increase in risk and subsequent attacks, and we must stay vigilant to maintain our security resiliency. We remain committed to our mission to make the world a safer and more secure place and want to help business remain vigilant while focusing on their own business and employees.
Earlier this month, we introduced our Continuous Penetration Testing (CPT) services to support larger organizations by providing flexible penetration testing services aligned with the Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) model favored by DevOps teams, while providing for the cybersecurity risk management needed by the SecDevOps team. These services are designed to help organizations engage in effective expense management as well as enhance the cadence and agility of their penetration testing efforts.
Today we are extending our Pen-testing Protection Program (IOA-PPP) through 30 September, 2020 and broadening the reach to include small businesses across the globe. Aligning with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, small business is defined as those with fewer than 500 employees. We will also extend our commitment to making a charitable donation of $150 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) or the CDC Foundation for each assessment we perform through the same period.
And finally, to help lift people's spirits with a healthy dose of good fun, we are excited to announce the IOActive Freakshow 2020 - coming to a virtual world near you. Sign up for updates as we work to bring the event to life.
As always, please follow us on social and contact us directly for more information.
Stay safe, healthy, and secure.
Seattle, WA – April 28, 2020
Many organizations are currently facing the existential threat of a locked-down economy. Unfortunately, this is a reminder that often it’s the unexpected threats that can be the most impactful, and as organizations toil to recover from the global lockdown, we want to make sure they are prepared to deal with the risks of a cybersecurity incident early in their recovery. Many firms are also facing the challenge of adapting to the new-normal perimeter that extends into remote workers’ home networks at a time when their resources are most constrained.
Our mission has always been to make the world a safer and more secure place, and in times like this we remain laser-focused on that mission. Here are a few things that we are doing to try to give back to our communities and help businesses stay viable and secure.
IOActive understands firsthand the challenges that many small businesses experience even in the best economic conditions. These challenges are currently magnified in an impaired economy, as we face the impacts of coronavirus on our families, businesses, and communities. We want to do our part to help these businesses reduce risk while spending more time focused on their business and employees. To this end, we have developed the IOActive Pen-testing Protection Program (IOA PPP) to help support small businesses as they deal with the financial impacts imposed by the stay-at-home orders imposed to keep their communities safe. The program extends a 50% discount and flexible terms to businesses that can qualify for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program.
In addition, we have bolstered our infrastructure and developed new tools to ensure we are equipped to deliver all of our core services remotely, while our team and yours stay safer at home. Our team is also available to help all of our clients architect a remote working environment and assess the security of existing infrastructure. Even as more businesses come back online and return to their offices, remote working will remain a larger part of our organizations, so ensuring security early and often is a growing priority.
We take the responsibility of helping our communities as seriously as the work we do for our clients, and we are committed to helping people across our interconnected world. Knowing that help is needed now more than ever, we are expanding our Hackers with Heart initiative to help support the organizations working to keep our communities going. We will donate $150 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) or the CDC Foundation for each assessment we perform through June 30th, 2020.
We are all in this together, and anything we can do to support each other, big or small, will go a long way in helping us all remain afloat or get back on our feet. We will continue to expand on these programs, and if there are any other ways in which you feel we can help your organization, please do not hesitate to contact us—we welcome the discussion.
Stay safe, healthy, and secure,
SVP, Research and Strategy, IOActive