As CTO, Travis will drive penetration testing, adversary simulation, and attack surface management product strategy to support clients and services teams.
Minneapolis, Minnesota – NetSPI, the leader in enterprise penetration testing and attack surface management, today announced Travis Hoyt as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In his new role, Travis is responsible for enhancing and expanding NetSPI’s technology-enabled services portfolio.
Travis brings over 20 years of cybersecurity leadership experience to NetSPI, previously leading security programs for major financial institutions, including Bank of America and TIAA, where he focused on application security and technology-enabled control transformation. Embracing innovation, he has built and patented two technologies from scratch – a vulnerability assessment and management platform and a posture management solution – well before the market.
“The client perspective and spirit of innovation Travis adds to our team is invaluable to our business and the success of our clients,” said Aaron Shilts, President and CEO at NetSPI. “Travis has a track record of bringing the vision, design, and execution of technologies to life. With his leadership, we are eager to continue disrupting the historically-stagnant pentesting and vulnerability management space.”
“The quality of the NetSPI team and their reputation for innovation is unmatched in the penetration testing industry,” said Travis. “As CTO I’m excited to provide immediate input into the product roadmap and help the team recognize what we need to do to provide the most value to our clients. Looking to the future, I’m eager to start exploring the next generation architecture that will drive the industry forward.”
NetSPI is the leader in enterprise security testing and attack surface management, partnering with nine of the top 10 U.S. banks, three of the world’s five largest healthcare companies, the largest global cloud providers, and many of the Fortune® 500. NetSPI offers Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS) through its Resolve™ vulnerability management platform. Its experts perform deep dive manual penetration testing of application, network, and cloud attack surfaces, historically testing over 1 million assets to find 4 million unique vulnerabilities. NetSPI is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN and is a portfolio company of private equity firms Sunstone Partners, KKR, and Ten Eleven Ventures. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
PTaaS is NetSPI’s delivery model for penetration testing. It enables customers to simplify the scoping of new engagements, view their testing results in real time, orchestrate faster remediation, perform always-on continuous testing, and more - all through the Resolve™ vulnerability management and orchestration platform.
We help organizations defend against adversaries by being the best at simulating real-world, sophisticated adversaries with the products, services, and training we provide. We know how attackers think and operate, allowing us to help our customers better defend against the threats they face daily.
At NetSPI, we believe that there is simply no replacement for human-led manual deep dive testing. Our Resolve platform delivers automation to ensure our people spend time looking for the critical vulnerabilities that tools miss. We provide automated and manual testing of all aspects of an organization’s entire attack surface, including external and internal network, application, cloud, and physical security.
Our proven methodology ensures that the client experience and our findings aren’t only as good as the latest tester assigned to your project. That consistency gives our customers assurance that if vulnerabilities exist, we will find them.
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