SOURCE: Knowledge Consulting Group

Knowledge Consulting Group

Knowledge Consulting Group

December 12, 2011 10:00 ET

KCG Joins With Rapid7 to Deliver World-Class Cyber Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment Services

Partnership Creates a Powerful Resource for Government and Commercial Organizations to Secure Applications and Networks

RESTON, VA and BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Dec 12, 2011) - Knowledge Consulting Group (KCG), the leading provider of cybersecurity services to the federal government and a provider of business advisory services to the government market, and Rapid7, the leading provider of security risk intelligence solutions, today announced a partnership to deliver penetration testing and vulnerability assessment services to government and commercial markets. Under the agreement, Rapid7's professional services team will leverage the capabilities of KCG's Cyber Attack & Penetration (CAP) services division to execute high-end testing and reverse engineering services.

"Cybersecurity is often thought of as building walls or fences to keep others out, but a large part of the mission involves understanding what weaknesses exist in your defenses and how the enemy will exploit them to gain unauthorized entry," said Maryann Hirsch, President of KCG. "Rapid7 has assembled one of the best professional services teams in the business, and KCG is proud to partner with them to deliver the kind of testing and assessments necessary to secure critical information systems."

KCG will support Rapid7 through its CAP services division, a high-end practice focused on security assessments, application security, and forensics. This division harnesses the collective knowledge of KCG's subject matter experts through a real-time collaborative community and knowledgebase for its methodologies and custom solutions.

Rapid7 is using its award-winning Nexpose and Metasploit solutions to tap into the knowledge and resources of KCG's CAP services division and secure the applications and networks of its customers. These solutions enable Fortune 500 companies and government agencies -- including the Department of Energy, U.S. Postal Service and BlueCross BlueShield -- to identify and understand vulnerabilities, and prioritize their remediation to meaningfully improve the organization's security posture.

"As cyber threats continue to evolve, security must adapt faster and more intelligently to remain one step ahead," said Patty Wright, vice president of Professional Services at Rapid7. "KCG is a trusted partner and our collaboration with them enables us to further extend our delivery of proven best practice methodologies tailored to meet our customers' specific security needs."

About KCG
Knowledge Consulting Group (KCG) is the leading provider of cybersecurity risk management, governance, operations, and compliance services to the federal market and a provider of business advisory services to the government market. KCG is unmatched in its ability to meet the depth and breadth of Federal agency requirements needed to run cybersecurity programs, including a broad range of technical capabilities; experienced, certified cybersecurity professionals; and a strong record of past performance. KCG leverages its business strategy capabilities and industry best practices to provide business advisory services to the Government market that enable business transformation and organizational change that improves operations across mission-critical functions.

Headquartered outside of Washington, D.C. in Reston, Virginia, KCG is a privately owned business. KCG holds multiple prime and subcontracts with agencies and industry partners, enabling it to provide cybersecurity services to the Federal civilian, defense and intelligence, and homeland security sectors. For more information about KCG, please visit

About Rapid7
Rapid7 is the leading provider of security risk intelligence solutions. Rapid7's integrated vulnerability management and penetration testing products, Nexpose and Metasploit, empower organizations to obtain accurate, actionable and contextual intelligence into their threat and risk posture. Rapid7's solutions are being used by more than 1,700 enterprises and government agencies in more than 65 countries worldwide, while the Company's free products are downloaded more than one million times per year and enhanced further by over 125,000 security community users and contributors. Rapid7 has been recognized as one of the fastest growing security companies by Inc. Magazine and as a "Top Place to Work" by the Boston Globe. The Company is backed by Bain Capital Ventures and Technology Crossover Ventures. For more information about Rapid7, please visit

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