SOURCE: Citadel Security Software

September 20, 2005 07:00 ET

Citadel Security Software to Present at ISSA New England Chapter Meeting

Vice President Government Affairs and Corporate Development Robert Dix to Present on the Challenge of Cyber Security and Protecting the Nation's Critical Infrastructure

BEDFORD, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 20, 2005 -- Citadel Security Software (NASDAQ: CDSS)


Robert B. Dix, Jr. VP Government Affairs & Corporate Development, Citadel Security Software


Leading security expert presents on cyber security challenges and how to protect the nation's critical infrastructure


ISSA New England Chapter Meeting
MITRE Bedford Complex
202 Burlington Rd. (Rt. 62)
Bedford, MA 01730-1420

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.


The Challenge of Cyber Security and Protecting the Nation's Critical Infrastructure


Mr. Dix will provide an informed perspective on the present level of the cyber security threat climate, the magnitude of vulnerabilities and the need for immediate action to implement fundamental cyber security hygiene in order to prevent a serious and even potentially life-threatening impact on the American people and devastating impact on the U.S. economy.

Mr. Dix will address the efforts of Congress and federal agencies to respond to this challenge and the use of a variety of tools and strategies necessary to improve the overall information security profile of the federal government and to comply with the requirements of FISMA and other statutory and regulatory requirements.

He will also provide insight into the efforts to raise the level of awareness and action within corporate America, including large enterprises as well as small and medium sized businesses. As the former Staff Director for the House Government Reform Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census during the 108th Congress, Mr. Dix can provide a unique outlook on these issues of critical importance to our overall national security and protection of the nation's critical infrastructure.

As a result of his efforts to work collaboratively with both the public and private sector and leaders representing a variety of entities in the government, academic, and commercial space, Mr. Dix has learned the importance and value of a comprehensive strategic plan to address the various elements of securing networks and desktops. In order to be successful, that plans must include high level vulnerability management and remediation as an indispensable tool in the toolbox necessary to wage an effective battle against worms, viruses, spyware, malware, backdoors and other CAUSES of exploitable vulnerabilities.

This is no longer a challenge focused just on hackers... it has grown to a more dangerous activity perpetrated by thieves, extortionists, organized crime, and yes... even terrorist organizations. Mr. Dix will provide a stimulating perspective of the challenge and steps necessary to improve the overall cyber security profile of this nation.

About Citadel

Citadel Security Software (NASDAQ: CDSS) delivers security solutions that enable organizations to manage risk, reduce threats and enforce compliance with security policies and regulations. Citadel's proven architecture provides a business process to manage the increasing volume, frequency, and complexity of cyber security attacks. Citadel combines the world's largest active library of remediations spanning all classes of vulnerabilities with a proven delivery methodology to dramatically streamline vulnerability management and security compliance and provide ROI from the first use. Citadel solutions are used across the Department of Defense, at the Veterans Administration, and within other government and commercial organizations. For more information on Citadel, visit, or call 888-8CITADEL.

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