Internet Security Systems Announces New Educational Offerings to Help Bolster Enterprise Security
ISS Adds to its Worldwide Training Leadership with Courses for Wireless Security and Ethical Hacking ~
ATLANTA, Ga. — August 16, 2001 — Internet Security Systems (ISS) (Nasdaq: ISSX) today officially announced the launch of two education offerings to assist enterprises in protecting valuable assets. Through ISS worldwide training and education centers, known as SecureU?â€, Xtreme Wireless Security and Ethical Hacking give powerful hands-on experience and much needed intellectual capital transfer to security and technology managers, auditors, security professionals, and site administrators.
“As companies review technology budgets and spending they are having to make the most of their current security assets — people and technology,” said Chris Klaus, founder and chief technology officer of ISS. “Educating employees on the most current security risks and vulnerabilities, whether through networks, servers, desktops or wireless LANs, is a compelling and cost-efficient way for an organization to shore up its security posture.”
Both classes have been developed in conjunction with ISS founder Chris Klaus and the X-ForceÃ¢â€ž?, ISS’ dedicated team of global researchers. Klaus has spearheaded the wireless security movement in the industry, even coining the phrase “drive-by hacking.” Students in the United States can register for the Xtreme Wireless classes today. Registration begins today for the Ethical Hacking course that starts in September in the United States and throughout Europe. Visit http://education.iss.net/namerica.php.
SecureU’s Xtreme Wireless Security
SecureU’s Xtreme Wireless Security class is the only one of its kind in the industry to date. The course covers the anatomy of a wireless hack, emerging wireless technologies, wireless standards and protocol, wireless encryption technology and more. Wireless LANs (WLANs) provide most of the same functionality of traditional hardware networks without the infrastructure expense, and they give employees the freedom to move between offices, floors and even site locations without having to constantly reconnect to the corporate network. This makes the emerging wireless tools and technology extremely attractive to every type of corporation – large, medium or small. According to Cahner’s In-Stat research firm, the worldwide WLAN equipment market (consisting of network interface card, access points — base stations — and bridges) will grow from generating $624 million in revenue in 1999 to $3 billion by 2002.
SecureU’s Ethical Hacking
As the industry bellwether, ISS pioneered the early technology for vulnerability assessment on networks. SecureU’s Ethical Hacking class (http://www.iss.net/secureu/ehmss) offers the definitive training in hacker defense, providing a structured methodology for detailing the practices hackers use to assess and attack corporate networks. The course employs a network laboratory that simulates a corporate Internet site, enabling practical demonstration of assessment techniques and security exploits that can critically damage an organization’s vital technology infrastructure. Ethical Hacking provides valuable insight into how hackers circumvent and defeat security controls in networked environments, applications and operating systems – even within a seemingly secure environment.
Since 1996, more than 10,000 individuals have refined their security management skills with SecureU, in courses ranging from executive level briefings to in depth, nuts and bolts, hands-on security management training. Through more than 20 training centers around the world, SecureU is committed to a successful knowledge transfer and offers a unique service guarantee that protects your security investment in the event of staff turnover. SecureU can be found on the Internet at http://education.iss.net. According to International Data Corporation, the worldwide market for security training and education is expected to grow from $285 million in 1999 to $890 million by the end of 2004.
About Internet Security Systems (ISS)
Internet Security Systems is a leading global provider of security management solutions for the Internet, protecting digital assets and ensuring safe and uninterrupted e-business. With its industry-leading intrusion detection and vulnerability assessment, remote managed security services, and strategic consulting and education offerings, ISS is a trusted security provider to more than 8,000 customers worldwide including 21 of the 25 largest U.S. commercial banks and the top 10 U.S. telecommunications companies. Founded in 1994, ISS is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with additional offices throughout North America and international operations in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. For more information, visit the Internet Security Systems web site at www.iss.net or call 888-901-7477.