New Approach Provides Intelligence-Driven Managed Security and Vendor Risk Management 

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. September 29, 2021 – Managed security and consulting company, Avertium, today announced a joint partnership through Black Kite’s Aviator Partner Program to provide a comprehensive approach to business-first, intelligence-driven attack surface monitoring and supply chain cyber security risk. 

Recent third-party data breaches among the world’s largest oil companies and organizations such as SolarWinds have forced companies to extend cyber security strategies throughout digital supply chains. President Biden announced a related Executive Order to address security in software supply chains for mitigating third-party risk. 

Utilizing Black Kite’s Ransomware Susceptibility IndexTM (RSI), Avertium seeks to help its customers develop a course of action to identify and remediate attack surface weaknesses as well as monitoring 3rd party vendors that pose a high risk. Black Kite provides the only standards-based third-party cyber risk assessment which includes technical, financial, and compliance services generated with a data-driven framework to identify vulnerabilities that lead to ransomware attacks. 

“By weaving Black Kite into our Cyber Fusion Center, we are launching a new Attack Service Monitoring service. Avertium now provides intelligence-based risk reduction to our attack surface management and threat detection and response services,” said Paul Caiazzo, Chief Information Security Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Avertium. “This partnership enables our customers to see immediate and lasting improvements in their understanding of their own security posture and the risks inherited from their 3rd party vendors.”

“As Black Kite continues its rapid growth, strategic partners like Avertium become more crucial to that success," said John Sullivan, Senior Vice President of Sales for Black Kite. "Avertium has a powerful reach in the managed security services space. The addition of Black Kite's technical and compliance ratings, financial risk quantification, and ransomware susceptibility index offers new and existing customers unique and powerful insights into their own cyber risk, and that of their vendors." 

Both companies represent thousands of companies in healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, and automotive verticals. “Not only do businesses have to know their enemies, they also have to know themselves, and that includes the risks associated with their vendors,” said Caiazzo. 


About Avertium

Avertium is the managed security and consulting provider that companies turn to for end-to-end cybersecurity solutions that attack the chaos of the cybersecurity landscape with context. By fusing together human expertise and a business-first mindset with the right combination of technology and threat intelligence, Avertium delivers a more comprehensive, more programmatic approach to cybersecurity - one that drives action on the ground and influence in the boardroom. That's why over 1,200 mid-market and enterprise-level organizations across 15 industries turn to Avertium when they want to be more efficient, more effective, and more resilient when waging today's cyberwar. Show no weakness.®


About Black Kite

Black Kite is redefining third-party risk management (TPRM), building the world’s first security ratings service designed from a hacker’s perspective. With 300+ customers across the globe, they are committed to improving the health and safety of the entire planet’s cyber ecosystem.  While other security ratings service (SRS) providers try to narrow the scope, Black Kite’s non-intrusive, powerful scans tell the full story. Unlike other cyber rating products, there's no "secret sauce." Black Kite provides the only standards-based cyber risk assessments that analyze your supply chain’s cybersecurity posture from three critical dimensions: technical, financial and compliance.



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