Corsaire Establish Vulnerability Coordination Relationship with UK NISCC Response Team

Woking — 21, May 2004 —Corsaire, a pioneer and leader of global information security solutions, and NISCC [1], the UK National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre have today announced a partnership promoting the co-ordination of Corsaire’s vulnerability discoveries.

Since their inception in 1997, Corsaire have played a leading role in driving research and development in the information security industry. With business intelligence being imperative to maintaining a competitive advantage in protecting organisations information assets, Corsaire’s strategy has always been to publish their information free of charge via their website, http://www.corsaire.com/research.

“Historically, we have used the CERT/CC team to coordinate all of our vulnerability discoveries; our reason for opting for NISCC was purely to extend our reach,” commented Martin O’Neal, Managing Director of Corsaire. “To date our unreleased advisory list includes 45 unique vulnerabilities affecting approximately 150 products with the oldest unreleased advisory is dated 24 February 2003. In our search for potential partnerships NISCC were a natural alternative as we were impressed with their thoroughness when they undertook the co-ordination of the recent OpenSSL issues.”

Under the terms of the agreement NISCC will take over the vendor coordination role on behalf of Corsaire; working closely with manufacturers to ensure that security holes are notified and resolved promptly.

A spokesman for NISCC said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Corsaire. Corsaire will be a key player in our development process, helping to minimise the risk of electronic attack against the CNI.”

References: [1] http://www.niscc.gov.uk/

About Corsaire
Corsaire are a leading information security consultancy, founded in 1997 in Guildford, Surrey, UK. Through our commitment to excellence we help organisations protect their information assets to ensure that corporate risk is reduced and tangible value is achieved from their investments. We have spent over eight years perfecting the unique combination of industry knowledge, commercial experience and technology skills – we come to our clients with a wealth of fresh knowledge and experience in leading industries around the globe. Corsaire bring innovation, integrity and analytical rigour to every job, which means fast and dramatic security performance improvements. Our services centre on the delivery of information security planning, assessment, implementation, management and vulnerability research. For more information visit www.corsaire.com




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