SecureInfo CEO Steven Kiser Moderates Distinguished CyberSecurity Leadership Panel at VA InfoSec 2004 Conference
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – June 31, 2004, SecureInfo Corporation, a recognized leader in delivering enterprise information security solutions, announced today that its Chief Executive Officer and President, Steven Kiser, was chosen by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Cyber and Information Security (OCIS) to moderate the VA InfoSec Conference CEO panel held on June 24, 2004 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta. Panelists included George Samenuk, CEO of Network Associates?? (NYSE: NET), Tom Noonan, CEO of Internet Security Systems?â€ (NASDAQ: ISSX) and John Schwarz, President and COO of Symantec?â€ (NASDAQ: SYMC). The conference, attended by approximately 700 VA cyber security practitioners from all regions across the country, targeted the VA’s Security, Privacy and Critical Infrastructure Protection communities with sessions that covered the entire spectrum of cyber and information security, including risk assessments, security testing, configuration management, incident response, cyber law, viruses and computer forensics.
In his opening remarks, as the “VA Cyber Security Czar” responsible for assembling the panel, Bruce A. Brody, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for CyberSecurity introduced his guests as the “Captains of the IT Security Industry”, noting that the VA was one of the largest customers for each of the panel presenters in attendance. Mr. Brody also took time to thank the VA Information Security community while formally announcing his new position with the Department of Energy as Associate Chief Information Officer for CyberSecurity.
SecureInfo’s Steven Kiser was introduced as CEO of the VA’s largest Information Security Solutions Provider and prime contractor for the VA Computer Incident Response Capability (VA-CIRC) and VA Network Security Operations Center (VA-NSOC). His message focused on the integration and interoperability needed within the industry to effectively protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information for our nation’s veterans and their families.
“SecureInfo is managing a 24×7 operation that is on the front-line of information security, successfully defending the VA enterprise by providing protection, detection and response capabilities as events occur, combined with pro-active prevention programs that prepare the VA to pre-empt future security threats,” stated Kiser. “Our Team sees 9.5 billion transactions a day, further analyzing over 160 thousand of those, with an average of 12 hundred requiring human interaction and reporting on a daily basis. State-of-the-art security products, many from members of this panel, help us address these challenges for the VA”, he added.
Members of the panel presented their company’s view of the public sector security market and how their solutions are positioned to assist this market in improving their security posture. Following the presentations, the forum was opened to field questions from the large audience of security specialists, many of them Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP) trained through one of the many security programs recently established in the VA by the Office of Cyber and Information Security. These questions addressed such topics as improving software quality assurance, improving spy-ware capabilities, improving product usability and developing future offerings that address current security challenges at the regional level within the VA.
About SecureInfo Corporation
Securing the largest networks in the world since 1992, SecureInfo delivers solutions that simplify and automate security compliance, vulnerability management and enterprise security operations. SecureInfo currently supports over 750,000 users across the globe and continues to innovate its solutions suite by providing a framework that integrates compliance, vulnerability and policy management with enterprise cyber security operations. SecureInfo’s solution suite enables clients to centrally manage enterprise risk by leveraging their existing technologies across a single platform. SecureInfo, an Inc. 500 Corporation, is recognized as one of the top 10 providers of Information Security Solutions to the Federal Government. Additional information is available at www.secureinfo.com.