Immersive Labs Helps Optiv Analysts Increase Speed, Quality and Accuracy
Optiv is the cyber advisory and solutions leader, delivering strategic and technical expertise to nearly 6,000 companies across every major industry. The company partners with organizations to advise, deploy and operate complete cybersecurity programs from strategy and managed security services to risk, integration and technology solutions.
Optiv threat analysts support hundreds of clients through managed services. To maintain and continue to develop analyst skills and knowledge, Optiv sought a consistent and scalable solution capable of accelerating and enhancing team responses to emerging cyber threats. Optiv needed a robust program that could scale across different teams, roles, and experience levels, applicable to associate, core, senior, and principal analysts, as well as threat hunters.
With the goal of delivering world-class threat analysis to their customers, Optiv prioritized having a tool that covered recent and emerging cyber threats as well as wider coverage across MITRE technique frameworks for staff and applied this expanded knowledge toward the elevation of client-facing analysis.
The Immersive Labs Cyber Workforce Resilience Platform provided a solution designed for consistency and scalability, equipped with hands-on labs that enabled increased speed, quality, and accuracy of response to new threats.
For Optiv, the program was a success. Areas of impact range from an increase in MITRE framework coverage, an average of 40 hours of labs completed by analysts and the ability for them to self-serve content, including labs released in response to the most recent cyber attacks. “Immersive Labs releases these labs so quickly that users are able to train on the topics almost in real time,” says Shogren.