GoVanguard: On the Forefront of Cybersecurity

Kurt Wuckert Jr., Community & Engagement Manager and Christian Scott, President
In the wake of increasing data protection regulations and malicious cybersecurity threats, businesses must make continuous progress to protect themselves from data breaches and regulatory fines. GoVanguard, as their name implies, is a firm that prides itself on being at the forefront of Information Security. Based in Princeton New Jersey with roots in Manhattan, GoVanguard is an elite cybersecurity team with experience working alongside some of the world’s largest and most secure institutions. Comprising of many Fortune 50 companies, GoVanguard retains coveted partnerships with some of the most respected names in cybersecurity, including establishing a status as a Microsoft Gold Security Partner.

GoVanguard’s main clientele includes cutting edge SaaS providers, high value financial firms and healthcare organizations who all require industry-leading security services. They lead the pack in Penetration Testing, Application Security Testing, Endpoint Threat Detection & Response, DevSecOps Automation and End User Security Awareness Training. GoVanguard also offers data security and compliance services for HIPAA, SOC2, GDPR, CCPA, NYDFS500 and other regulations.

“Our mission is to deliver robust, business-focused information cybersecurity solutions that cut out all the noise and provide actionable security insights. Once you cut out noise, you can focus on being proactive and calling out potential security concerns ahead of the curve rather than having a costly data breach on your hands,” notes Mahdi Hedhli, CEO at GoVanguard.

In a crowded cybersecurity market, GoVanguard is noted for their service agility and commitment to continuous innovation. “Giving back to the open source community is one way we keep our tools sharp. It is something we pride ourselves on as an organization,” states Kurt Wuckert Jr., Community & Engagement Manager. As such, they spend considerable time in development of freely available security tools on their Github page (https://github.com/GoVanguard) and performing progressive and independent cybersecurity research available on their blog (https://blog. govanguard.com/).

For example, their most well-known tool, Legion, is one of the standard tools included in Kali Linux. Legion is an open source, easy-to-use, super-extensible and semi-automated network penetration testing tool that aids in discovery, reconnaissance, and exploitation of information systems (https:// govanguard.com/legion). While Legion fills the need for a flexible, high quality tool for the automation of pen-testing tasks, the most exciting new tool in GoVanguard’s arsenal is Spearhead (https://govanguard.com/ spearhead/).

“With Spearhead we wanted to give CISOs the ability to easily see all their security risks, track their historical security posture and have a collaboration platform that allows their team to remediate security problems quickly,” says Christian Scott, President at GoVanguard.
Mahdi Hedhli, CEO and Shane Scott, GoVanguard CTO and Spearhead Lead Developer
Spearhead is a SaaS solution that transforms yesterday’s broken, one-time snapshot security model into an integrated, always-on risk management engine. Spearhead takes a giant leap forward as a complete risk-management framework by utilizing live reporting that connects to Azure, AWS and about sixty-five other security stack integrations as well as a host of popular dev and infrastructure ticketing systems.


With Spearhead we wanted to give CISOs the ability to easily see all their security risks, track their historical security posture and have a collaboration platform that allows their team to remediate security problems quickly


With Spearhead’s continuous testing capabilities, the time from risk discovery to remediation is massively reduced as users can connect their own data sources as well as utilize risk data from different scan pools commonly referenced by pen-testers and security professionals. When data is ingested into Spearhead, the platform analyses the risks and saves everything into a living timeline, which allows dynamic reports to be pulled at any time. The “always-on” reports in Spearhead include actionable items that further help track and rank risks as well as schedule and manage security assessments across an entire organization - allowing them to quickly find, prioritize, and remediate security risks.

“Spearhead’s SaaS model allows for rapid deployment of new features, enhancements and patches while maintaining data integrity, horizontal scalability and cross cloud platform compatibility under Kubernetes,” Shane Scott, GoVanguard CTO and Spearhead Lead Developer.

Spearhead is in use today, but is being consistently improved with new features. The Spearhead development team is meticulously testing progressive machine-learning tools and integrations that will allow it to be a strong segment leader. Adding such integrations to the already robust toolset, Spearhead empowers security professionals to be able to manage and remediate risk across multiple teams, tools and localities in ways which will save time and cost for any organization!

Company
GoVanguard

Management
Kurt Wuckert Jr., Community & Engagement Manager and Christian Scott, President and Mahdi Hedhli, CEO and Shane Scott, GoVanguard CTO and Spearhead Lead Developer

Description
Go Vanguard, a Manhattan-based enterprise security solutions provider has created Spearhead, a highly specialized risk-management framework for companies. Spearhead allows organizations to quickly find, prioritize, and remediate security risks. The company has information security team with intrepid entrepreneurial drive and relentless ambition. They continuously keep their clients abreast of emerging information security threats to improve the maturity of their information security programs while integrating newly released tools, and tools they discover from the darknet to ensure that their attack simulation is as realistic as they can get to malicious actors. Furthermore, GoVanguardfocuses heavily on the forefront of security by working on bleeding edge technologies like Block Chain security, Internet of Things (IoT) security, and Cloud Platform security to meet their client's emerging needs

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