Imperva lends expertise to new industry report calling for innovative approach to cyber security

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. , Sept. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Imperva, Inc. (NYSE:IMPV), committed to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, today announced it was named a distinguished vendor by The Amoroso Group (TAG Cyber), and that it is lending its cyber security expertise to the recently released 2017 TAG Cyber Security Annual — Practical Handbook and Reference Guide for the Working Cyber Security Professional.  

The cyberattack skills of hackers and bad actors have grown increasingly sophisticated while security professionals struggle with a lack of resources and hiring challenges due to the cyber security skills shortage. “The ability to provide the next-generation of security professionals with the resources they need to enhance their cyber skills is one of the reasons Imperva is excited to lend our expertise to the TAG Cyber Security report,” said Anthony Bettencourt, president and CEO of Imperva .

The report details a new urgency for how America’s commercial, financial and utility sectors respond to escalating and increasingly complex cyberattacks. It includes a comprehensive analysis of the cyber security industry with specific insights from C-level executives and thought leaders. Dr. Edward G. Amoroso, former chief security officer of AT&T and author of six books on cyber security, spearheaded the report.

“Imperva has a long history of offering best-in-class solutions and industry-leading security research that enable enterprises to protect their data and applications from cyberattack. We’re thrilled to have this distinguished company on our team and to have access to their cyber security experts for our reports and training offerings,” said Amoroso.

The 2017 TAG Cyber Security Annual is written for information security and technology professionals in all industries with a special focus on U.S. infrastructure companies, including energy, telecommunications, manufacturing, healthcare, and utilities. The free report is available via the Imperva website at

The report is centered around a new approach to cyber security that calls on tech leaders at the largest and most important American enterprises to undo existing infrastructure to

  • disperse data across multiple platforms
  • offload sensitive information into secure cloud-based solutions
  • reload systems, policies and personnel to better position them to effectively defend against cyberattacks that are occurring at an increasing rate

It includes three volumes:

Volume 1: TAG Cyber Security Fifty Controls details the fifty primary control areas required for security teams to be effective in this new era of cyber security. These areas include traditional controls such as firewall platforms and two-factor authentication along with non-traditional controls such as security recruiting and security research and development. For each control area, an extensive list of supporting vendors is included to help jumpstart local source selection.

Volume 2: Interviews with Distinguished Vendor Principals includes in-depth conversations with the thought leaders and distinguished vendor principals. It offers a brief digest of the expert guidance and cyber security insights offered by these industry authorities during the research stages of this report.      

Volume 3: TAG Cyber Security Vendor Listings serves as a reference guide to the cyber security industry. This comprehensive review includes nearly 1,400 vendors this year.

About Imperva
Imperva® (NYSE:IMPV), is a leading provider of cyber security solutions that protect business-critical data and applications. The company’s CounterBreach, SecureSphere, Incapsula and Skyfence product lines enable organizations to discover assets and risks, protect information wherever it lives – in the cloud and on-premises – and comply with regulations. The Imperva Application Defense Center, a research team comprised of some of the world’s leading experts in data and application security, continually enhances Imperva products with up-to-the-minute threat intelligence, and publishes reports that provide insight and guidance on the latest threats and how to mitigate them. Imperva is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California . Learn more:, our blog, on Twitter. 

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