Keys to Security Testing

To protect yourself from hackers, you need to think like a hacker. Cyber threats come in hundreds of different forms, and the tools and techniques criminals use are constantly evolving.

To ensure the safety of your sensitive data, you need a trusted partner to put these tools to use, “attacking” your systems to locate and patch vulnerabilities before the bad guys do.

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We Start With a Vulnerability Assessment

In order to test your organization’s ability to stand up to a cyberattack, Rivial works to understand the key areas of weakness within your IT environment. When it comes to information security, your network is only as strong as its weakest link, so we look at your entire system in order to identify the places that might become targets.

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Next is Penetration Testing

Once Rivial understands where your IT environment is most vulnerable, we put on our white hats and get to work. Using state-of-the-art tools, a Rivial security analyst simulates a cyberattack, testing different ways of penetrating your system and exposing your data. The results of this test are used to determine actionable suggestions for preventing similar, genuine attacks.

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Finally, Social Engineering

Hacking with software tools is only one way cybercriminals access critical data. A much simpler technique is phishing — assuming the identity of a trusted individual and gathering credentials or data from unsuspecting employees. Rivial tests your workforce’s ability to detect phishing attempts using email and phone calls.

What Clients Are Saying

The security testing Rivial did for us provided a ton of value. We were given a well-organized, high-quality report that spoke clearly to our Board and outlined technical details later in the document. Our examiners appreciated the thorough testing done and the reporting format. I enjoyed working with Rivial and plan to do so again in the future.
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CEO, $200M Credit Union
We wanted our risk assessments to be more than a check box for compliance. Rivial really understood the value we can get out of our risk assessments, elevating them to a productive process to determine our current security posture and the controls needed to mature our security program.
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CIO, $7B Credit Union
Randy and his team were easy to work with since day one. During their onsite visit for our IT Audit, they showed professionalism in staff interviews and branch visits. Together we were able to augment our security program. Rivial ensured we were aware of compliance changes that were coming up and even held a conference call to go through them with the team.
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CIO, $259M Credit Union
We have worked with Randy and his staff for three years specifically for our IT risk assessment. Rivial's methodologies and reporting has been well received by our 3rd party auditors and regulatory examiners. One of the best things about Rivial is that they take the time to understand the financial institution's needs and offer the right level of service. They are not interested in selling you unnecessary services. Randy and his staff are so easy with which to work and we are very happy with Rivial's performance. So much that we just signed a multi-year renewal for our IT risk assessment adding IT compliance audit and penetration testing.
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CIO, $220M Credit Union
Rivial uses a very collaborative approach. The recommendations from their audits and assessments are valuable and actionable. Not the pedantic sort we have seen from other firms.
IT Director, $700M Bank
We began using Rivial Security in 2015 and have been very pleased with their knowledge and professionalism. Their work is top notch and the Audit Committee appreciates the scope and depth of their work. In addition, Randy is a valued consultant. He helps us in planning and designing our IT security environment. We feel that our relationship with Rivial is much more than an audit relationship. We have a value-added relationship that strengthens our IT function.
CFO, $100M Bank
We had a practice of rotating our IT audit to get “different” looks, but after our very positive experience and comfort level with Rivial, we have kept them on for 3 years now. We feel we get a great thorough audit without the big learning curve and the risk of not finding a competent company. I would highly recommend Rivial.
CFO, $600M Bank

Are you Prepared to Withstand an Attack?

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