VigilantMinds Partners With Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab to Bolster Cyber Security Awareness

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 5, 2005) – VigilantMinds Inc. (, the leader in best-fit managed security solutions, announced today its affiliation with Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab in a partnership to enhance cyber security for home users and enterprises. VigilantMinds is the first pure-play Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) to partner with CyLab.

Established in October 2003, CyLab is a visionary public-private partnership headquartered at a comprehensive research and education center on Carnegie Mellon’s campus. Its mission is to develop new technologies for measurable, available, secure, trustworthy, and sustainable computing and communications systems, and to educate individuals at all levels.

“VigilantMinds impresses with its forward-thinking approach to all aspects of cyber security,” said Pradeep Khosla, co-director, Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab. “CyLab’s partnership with VigilantMinds reflects our shared philosophy of always staying one step ahead of new and emerging threats to networked systems and digital assets.”

“By working with CyLab, VigilantMinds will continue to help our customers stay protected against new threats,” said Eric Dahlem, product manager, VigilantMinds. “This new partnership deepens our mutually beneficial relationship with Carnegie Mellon University, which is renowned for its advancements and expertise in cyber security.”

As a CyLab partner, VigilantMinds is committed to supporting the research, technologies and academic programs developed by CyLab’s staff, faculty and students. Working together, VigilantMinds and CyLab are taking a proactive approach to identifying and mitigating multiple vulnerabilities that might threaten an enterprise.

CyLab works in concert with the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC), a leading, internationally recognized center of Internet security expertise. Through its connection to CERT/CC, CyLab also is affiliated with US-CERT, a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Security Division and the private sector to protect the national infrastructure. Additional information about CyLab and its partners can be found at:

About VigilantMinds Inc.
VigilantMinds is the national leader in “best-fit” managed security solutions that leverage clients’ existing security resources and previous investments in technology. Offering well-defined service level agreements (SLAs), VigilantMinds provides expert customization, as well as real-time monitoring and response to improve all aspects of an enterprise’s Information System security posture. VigilantMinds enables organizations to improve the speed, efficiency and effectiveness of their systems security, thereby reducing operational costs, mitigating digital risks and promoting regulatory compliance.

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