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Optiv Overview

Denver, CO
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
IT Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Created in 2015 from the merger of Accuvant and FishNet Security, Optiv is the largest holistic pure-play cyber security solutions provider in North America. We help clients plan, build and run successful cyber security programs that achieve business objectives through our depth ... Read more

Mission: Optiv's vision is to become the most advanced, most comprehensive and most trusted partner for cyber security solutions. We provide a full suite of information security services and solutions that help define cyber security strategy, identify and remediate ... Read more

Company Updates

  • What lurks in your native #OS functions? What about #security flaws? Let’s take a look. In this blog post, we will examine ATT&CK’s Discovery Phase techniques and tactics from an adversarial perspective.

    ATT&CK Series: Discovery

    Modern information technology has rocketed the business sector to impressive heights, as innovative devices and software solutions are implemented every day. This is creating new business opportunities and improving efficiency while simplifying the way companies do business. However, the downside to these ever-changing system and software environments is that the attack surface also substantially grows.

  • Visit Optiv at #RSAC2019 booth 1341 to learn how to create clarity through the chaos within the #cybersecurity industry. With the guidance of Optiv experts, cybersecurity becomes radically simpler and stronger.

    RSA Conference 2019

    RSA draws 50,000 attendees per year, more than any other conference out there. Why? Because it's the only event that offers such a broad range of reasons.

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Optiv – Why Work For Us?

Optiv is a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions. We help clients plan, build and run successful cyber security programs that achieve business objectives through our depth and breadth of cyber security offerings, extensive capabilities and proven expertise in cyber security strategy, managed security services, incident response, risk and compliance, security consulting, training and support, integration and architecture services, and security technology. Optiv has served more than 12,000 clients of various sizes across multiple industries, offers an extensive geographic footprint, and has premium partnerships with more than 350 of the leading security product manufacturers.

Leading with Perspective as Your Advisor

We move the industry forward with our unique insights, points of view, ideas and solutions, leading our clients, partners, and each other to think beyond the ordinary.

Working in the Trenches as Your Partner

We work shoulder to shoulder with you, understanding your needs as a team member, and acting in the belief that your success is ours.

Delivering Real Impact as Your Solver

We dig hard into your problem and evaluate the bigger picture, then unite the optimal people, technology, and know how to execute the most effective solution.

Unlocking Tomorrow as Your Liberator

We are relentlessly focused on enabling your success, liberating your organization and your people to move swiftly on the path to progress.

We're Proud of Our Impact

We thrive on change and get a thrill from a challenge. We crave important work that makes an impact.

To help our clients, it takes a village. We all bring unique perspectives and experiences to the company, coming together with a common goal of progressing our connected world. At Optiv, you’ll break things and put them back together, more elegant and efficient than before. We’re here to change the world, which doesn’t leave us much time to worry about office politics. You’ll be inspired everyday by your team and our industry. 

 Join us and we hope you’ll be proud:
…of your team.

Working among the best will inspire you to be your best.

…of your contributions.

We hear your voice and opinions and value and prioritize input.

…of our growth.

We’re defining new ways to win. There is no ceiling.

…of our impact.

There is no industry more essential than cyber security – we’re impacting people, businesses and nations.

We’re Building a Team of Modern Superheroes

You deserve to work somewhere you’re proud of, that celebrates who you are. We have a diverse crowd here at Optiv. We all bring many skills, personalities and life experiences to the table. Together, we celebrate these differences while remembering our common goal: to create confidence in our increasingly connected world.

What inspires you? What problems do you want to solve? No matter the answer, we have a place for you.

We Want to Help You Be Your Best Self

We value our people above and beyond everything else. To prove it, we invest in benefits to meet your needs. Whether it's wellness challenges across the company or meeting with a financial advisor, we make sure you have everything you need to thrive in all parts of your life.

Learn how we invest in you.

Benefits at a Glance

  • Competitive salary package
  • A culture empowering personal success
  • Open time-off policy: take the days you need
  • Flexible and remote work possibilities
  • Wellness support
  • Education reimbursement
  • 401(k) match

Optiv Reviews

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    Great people. There has been some turnover at the ELT level, but it's been for the better. Optiv is becoming more mission-focused, and is working to clarify how we turn that mission into action. Benefits have improved in the 3 years I have been here, I think the "people focus" has become much stronger in the past 2 years. Senior leadership in my area of the business is phenomenal. I mean that. Id have a really hard time ever leaving that group of people. The company is also in a terrific spot within the industry, the country, and the world. With the backing of KKR, at this time, I believe the company is able to make the necessary investments to grow the business to where it can stand effectively without a PE firm in the future.


    Health benefits are still high. They've made improvements in 2019 but certainly not where we need to be, yet. That's still part of the people-first focus and I expect it will only improve with time.

    We're still working on effective communication streams between company silos. It's getting better, but can still present a challenge. I wouldn't say it's particularly worse than any other company of this size/age, perhaps I just feel it more in my position. I have faith we'll get there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep rewarding your employees (like you're starting to do quite well). Keep some stability on the ELT (I suspect we're getting to stable now, or very soon). Spend as much time as possible speaking about the specifics on how we'll carry out the mission.

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Optiv Interviews



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    Senior Security Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Optiv (Raleigh, NC) in July 2017.


    The interview consisted of an online portion, plus several phone calls with managers and potential peers. It was not difficult or taxing for a person that is qualified for the position.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were typical of what you would ask a consultant with a particular field of expertise. Tell me about a difficult customer situation and how you handled it. Tell me about your experience with X technology.   Answer Question
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Optiv Awards & Accolades

  • Frost & Sullivan 2018 Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership, Frost & Sullivan, 2018
  • North America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies List, Inc. 5000, 2017
  • Top Pure-Play Security Company, 2017 CRN Solution Provider 500 (SP500), 2017
  • Patriot Award, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), 2017
  • National Partner of the Year by Juniper Networks, Juniper Networks, 2014
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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