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Empowering a Powerhouse of Offensive Security Solutions

NetSPI Chief Product Officer Vinay Anand on Providing Offensive Security Solutions
Vinay Anand, chief product officer, NetSPI

While most companies focus on defensive technologies, NetSPI focuses on and invests in offensive security. Chief Product Officer Vinay Anand defined that as "looking at enterprise assets outside-in and protecting where there are weaknesses." He said NetSPI is "a powerhouse of offensive security solutions."

The company achieved that status by paying attention to all the components of offensive security, which Anand said include penetration testing, products such as scanners to monitor assets, training for pentesters and developing its own tools. Tools "are always a step behind," and every new technology, such as generative AI, forces them to catch up, , Anand said.

NetSPI "bridges the last mile," which means it doesn't just provide data to a company about its attack surfaces. It helps the company know what to do with that data and the associated tools, to provide offensive security. NetSPI's experts "leverage automation, but then they bring in their context and their insights to provide our users the actual value they want," he said.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2023, Anand also discusses:

  • The ever-expanding attack surface and its implications for offensive security;
  • NetSPI's mission to be the leader in offensive security by understanding a customers' exposure and adding a knowledge of business context to detect the risk level of each asset;
  • The crucial importance of rapid response to offensive security.

Anand has expertise in product management, strategy, business development and marketing for software, communications and security solutions. He has in-depth knowledge in areas including data centers, IP technologies, networking, mobility and service providers.

For more information on Penetration Testing as a Service, please visit www.netspi.com


About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.




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