CynergisTek Experiences Growth in Technical Testing and Certification Services

September 28, 2021 CynergisTek, Inc.

More Organizations Turn to CynergisTek to Validate Technical Controls and Reduce Risk

AUSTIN, TX (September 28, 2021) – CynergisTek (NYSE American: CTEK), a leading cybersecurity firm helping organizations in highly-regulated industries navigate emerging security and privacy issues, reports a surge in multiple contracts for technical testing and certification services under their Redspin and Backbone Consulting divisions for clients across various industries including healthcare, technology, and the financial sector. 

The threat landscape continues to expand and become more complex as attackers use increasingly sophisticated methods of breaching and exploiting information systems. Recently Crowdstrike reported in its latest 2021 Threat Hunting Report that attackers have moved past malware to more stealthy techniques tailor-made to evade detection. This coupled with other high-profile events like the Scripps breach and the Memorial Health attack involving the Hive ransomware has heightened organization's concern for the integrity of their enterprises. Increased testing, threat hunting, and certifying systems have taken on new emphasis. “Simply put, it’s just getting tougher and validating controls or the integrity of information assets is becoming an imperative,” said Ben Denkers, Chief Innovation Officer, CynergisTek.  “Technical testing and evaluation of products and controls adds an important layer of due diligence.”

As a result, CynergisTek has seen an uptick in requests for technical testing and certification services, including internal and external penetration testing, web application penetration testing, and Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS) certification. Due to increased threats and regulatory requirements organizations turn to CynergisTek to perform simulated attacks against internal and external networks and web applications to find exploits where adversaries can gain entry to steal data and intellectual property. These types of services validate the effectiveness of the investment in the tools and technology implemented and can provide valuable insight for the security team to determine where to focus resources and budget. Under the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), practitioners, hospitals, and pharmacies who prescribe controlled substances electronically need to verify their systems and processes are conducted properly through EPCS certification to help reduce America’s substance abuse problem.  

“The breadth of expertise from our Offensive Security and EPCS teams is meeting the demand from clients who are turning to CynergisTek for the assurance that these types of services provide,” says Mac McMillan, CEO and President of CynergisTek. “Historically, most of our services were assessment-related and the evolution of greater demand for validation aligns with our strategy to assist clients to achieve a higher degree of resilience and offers value-added solutions to drive client expansion and revenue growth. 

About CynergisTek, Inc.

CynergisTek (, is a top-ranked cybersecurity consulting firm helping organizations in highly-regulated industries, including those in healthcare, government, and finance navigate emerging security and privacy issues. CynergisTek combines intelligence, expertise, and a distinct methodology to validate a company's security posture and ensure the team is rehearsed, prepared, and resilient against threats. Since 2004, CynergisTek has been dedicated to hiring and retaining experts who bring real-life experience and hold advanced certifications to support and educate the industry by contributing to relevant industry associations. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter or Linkedin.

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CynergisTek is a top-ranked cybersecurity consulting firm dedicated to serving the information assurance needs of healthcare. CynergisTek offers specialized services and solutions to help organizations achieve privacy, security, and compliance goals. The company has been recognized by KLAS in the 2016 and 2018 Cybersecurity reports as a top performing firm in healthcare cybersecurity, as well as the 2017 Best in KLAS winner for Cybersecurity Advisory Services.

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