Security Risk Assessment Solutions for Verticals

As a premier provider of managed security risk assessment solutions, Digital Defense is regularly called upon by organizations in a number of key industry verticals for appropriate vulnerability assessments and security penetration testing.  Sometimes driven by explicit compliance guidelines, other times just as a matter of best practices, these verticals continue to rely on Frontline for a key part of their defense in depth strategies.

Financial Services

Banks, Credit Unions, Savings and Loans, and Insurance companies all rely on Digital Defense to help guard against cyber attack. With high profile breaches and data loss running rampant, there has never been a more important time to identify and close critical vulnerabilities lest attackers beat you to the punch. Clearly, personal privacy information is integral to the operation of financial service institutions.  As such, compliance standards like the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) are vital to uphold in order to avoid financial penalties, brand damage, or even being barred from operating.


Law firms are no different than any other company when it comes to needing security to guard against cyber attacks and protect confidential and proprietary information. Not knowing where your vulnerabilities are – system-centric or human-centric – exposes your firm to a potential breach of internal e-mails, attorney-client privileged information, personal privacy information and more.  Further, law firms are not only in the crosshairs of cyber criminals, but nation state attackers who regularly use clever phishing and spear-phishing attacks to gain entry to valuable credentials used for insider trading purposes.


The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) does not specifically require a penetration test or vulnerability scan. It does, however, require covered entities to perform risk analyses and test security controls – of which vulnerability scanning and penetration testing are integral. Further, NIST has issued a special recommendation for HIPAA that calls for penetration testing of security controls to determine actual vulnerability exposure, as well as the need for deficiency documentation such that appropriate remediation steps can be taken.


The retail industry has incurred numerous high profile attacks that have exploited millions of credit card records. While PCI DSS provides retailers with a sound framework for defending against attacks, compliance checklists alone cannot be, and should not be, viewed as a substitute for security best practices across the board. Accurate and comprehensive assessment and testing of security controls, as well as employee education and social engineering testing, are all vital to retail cyber risk reduction.  Digital Defense’s Frontline service suite offers a holistic approach to enterprise-wide vulnerability management.

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