atsec information security Consultant Receives KPMG Information Security Management Systems 2005 Award

MUNICH, Germany December 15, 2005 atsec information security, an independent, standards-based information technology (IT) security consulting and evaluation services company, today announced Dr. Oliver Weissmann, senior security consultant, received the KPMG ISO/IEC 17799:2005 Award during KPMG ISMS (Information Security Management Systems) 2005 Awards ceremony.

The ceremony was held on December 12, at the 7799 Goes Global Conference in London. The annual award recognizes those individuals who have played an important role in shaping and promoting best practices in information security, but also those who provided leadership in the development or deployment of ISMS standards or in ISMS certifications.

The award recognizes Dr. Weissmann’s achievement as co-editor of the ISO/IEC 17799:2005 Information technology – Security techniques – Code of practice for information security management standard, released in June 2005, as a revision of ISO/IEC 17799:2000. Dr. Weissmann was commended for his skill in managing the editorial process and the international editorial team and the significant role he played in the development of the standard. He shares the award with Dr. Angelika Plate, co-editor on the project.

“We congratulate Dr. Weissmann on his achievement in successful delivery of the ISO/IEC 17799:2005 revision and on winning the prestigious KPMG ISMS award,” said Chris Wahl, managing director of atsec in Germany. “atsec has been committed to implementation of the BS 7799 standard since our founding, and we are proud our involvement has grown to the point where as a company, we now play a leadership role in the evolving standard.”

atsec provides leadership for many important international IT security standards in addition to Dr. Weissmann’s efforts in ISO/IEC 17799 and 27001. Helmut Kurth, atsec co-founder and chief scientist, has long been a key figure in the development of security standards including the German IT security evaluation criteria. Fiona Pattinson, quality manager and U.S. CCTL lab manager, co-chairs the U.S. chapter of the International ISMS user group, and is an active member of the INCITS CS1 committee (US ISO SC27 TAG) and of ISO Work Group 1 (“Requirements, security services and guidelines”) and WG3 (“Security evaluation criteria”).

About atsec information security
atsec information security is an independent, standards-based IT (information technology) security consulting and evaluation services company that combines a business-oriented approach to information security with in-depth technical knowledge and global experience. atsec launched its U.S. business in May 2003, building on extensive success in Europe dating back to 2000. atsec leverages its deep security, process, and standards expertise to consult on a wide range of IT security needs, enabling clients to establish integrated security management procedures in order to manage security risk and improve data, product, and business process reliability. atsec works with leading global companies such as IBM, HP, BMW, SGI, Swisscom, RWE, and Vodafone. For more information, please visit

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