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SecOps NZ employee receives highest level of certification for Tenable

SecOps NZ’s principal security consultant Carl Pruvis has been awarded an elite Tenable certification for technical mastery, which helps SecOps NZ clients manage, measure and reduce cyber risk.

Purvis was named a Tenable Guardian, which is the highest level of certification available in the Tenable Assure Program. It is offered by invitation only to partner engineers or consultants who have demonstrated the highest level of expertise and commitment to managing, measuring and reducing cyber risk.

SecOps NZ managing director Dermot Conlon says Purvis’ certification is a reflection of the company’s commitment to staying at the forefront of cybersecurity technology.

Conlon says, “Carl had to demonstrate an exceptionally high level of expertise and technical mastery to receive this recognition and it brings with it real benefits for our clients.

“As a Tenable Guardian, he has direct access to Tenable's technical resources and becomes a virtual Tenable team member, gaining access to advanced training, communications and special events."

He says, “Importantly he is able to take feedback from our team and clients directly back to Tenable's research and development team, providing input into product roadmap development. It really allows us to take our Tenable support for our clients to the next level.”

On the cybersecurity space and SecOps NZ's relationship with Tenable, Conlon says, “SecOps NZ has witnessed an increase in recent hacks and ransomware attacks that have succeeded not because the techniques were sophisticated, but often due to poor cyber hygiene.

"Our investment in vulnerability management and response services is a fundamental step in helping our clients improve their cyber hygiene and reduce cyber risk. We look forward to continuing to strengthen our partnership with Tenable.”

Tenable country manager for Australia and New Zealand Scott McKinnel says that strategic partnerships are crucial in helping organisations establish their cyber exposure practices and manage vulnerabilities in the context of business risk.

He says, “Today’s ever-changing IT environment is in constant flux with new technologies, platforms and devices. Educating customers about the shift toward cyber exposure helps security teams manage, measure and reduce their cyber risk in the digital era.

“Carl Purvis' recognition as a Tenable Guardian is testament to the work SecOps NZ has done and the strength of our relationship which lies in collectively helping our customers secure their businesses against new threats.”

SecOps NZ has leveraged Tenable's vulnerability management expertise to launch SecOps Inspect last year. The managed service built on the Tenable.io and Tenable.sc platforms provide clients the ability to scan, assess and prioritise for remediation of identified vulnerabilities for their systems.

Delivered from SecOps NZs ISO 27001 certified Security Operations Centre (SOC) by specialist security analysts, this service is designed to alert customers when validated security vulnerabilities are detected so that security teams can focus on protecting their network and remediating high-severity issues, the company states.