BreakPoint Labs Awarded BPA for Penetration Testing Support to HHS OIG
Posted on September 21st, 2019
Falls Church, VA – BreakPoint Labs, a National Capital Region-based cybersecurity services firm, is pleased to announce its award of a multi-year cybersecurity and penetration testing services Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to support the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The solicitation was executed under the General Services Administration (GSA) IT Schedule 70 for Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services (HACS).
The HHS OIG executes their mission through a nationwide network of audits, investigations, and inspections, including penetration testing, one of BreakPoint Labs’ core capabilities. Besides the Washington DC-based Headquarters, HHS is comprised of 11 operating divisions to include the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). As a result of the advanced penetration testing support, the HHS OIG will be able to assess the effectiveness of information system security controls in place, and measure how well systems are protected when subject to various types of cyber attacks.
“At BreakPoint Labs we strive to ‘Break the Cycle’, which means providing high-end security services using extremely dedicated personnel to deliver impactful and lasting improvements to an organization’s overall security posture” said Andrew McNicol, BreakPoint Labs Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and business lead for cybersecurity assessments. The cybersecurity industry has a focus on ‘running tools’ or ‘completing a checklist’, which unfortunately misses a lot of vulnerabilities that attackers abuse. BreakPoint Labs’ testing methodology accounts for the all-too common technology shortcomings, and focuses largely on manual testing and abusing technology like a human operator, rather than a script or tool. BreakPoint Labs is excited to bring this level of support and technical depth to the Department’s critical mission, and to help them enumerate high risk vulnerabilities and/or misconfigurations before the adversary.”
About BreakPoint Labs:
BreakPoint Labs, a National Capital Region-based cybersecurity services firm, is dedicated to providing the methods and means for sustainable, measurable, and effective cybersecurity operations. Powered by highly motivated, experienced cybersecurity professionals with technical and scientific proficiency, Underpinned by CMMI® maturity level 3 for Services and ISO 9001:2015 designations, BreakPoint Labs is developing and leveraging technology to enable a more secure cyberspace. With well-formed service delivery models in cybersecurity assessments, defensive cyber operations, research and development, and cybersecurity training, BreakPoint Labs supports a diverse customer base in addressing its most challenging problems in the cyber domain.
Learn more at: https://breakpoint-labs.com.