SOURCE: DigitalStakeout

August 04, 2008 18:30 ET

Cybersecurity Issues Identified at Defense-in-Dimension Roundtable

Focused Dialogue Fosters the Re-Thinking of Strategies to Solve Global Cybersecurity Issues

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - August 4, 2008) - BLACK HAT LAS VEGAS -- DigitalStakeout, a leading innovator and source of breakthrough Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions, today released its summary of the results from its inaugural Cybersecurity Defense-in-Dimension Roundtable held in Washington, D.C.

The Roundtable worked and identified four cornerstone issues as the basis for expanded future roundtable discussions. The four issues are:

--  The immutable need for integration of Global threat intelligence in
    business/mission based security infrastructures
--  The need to move to dynamic information-centric cybersecurity systems
    that support all source analysis and enable "non-obvious threat
--  The priority to drive performance based strategies with value based
    mission and business metrics
--  Create a Trusted SIEM reference architecture that breaks the
    contextual constraints of defense-in-depth and advances Defense-in-
    Dimension as the way forward.

DigitalStakeout President, Adam Mikrut, opened the Roundtable commenting that "advances and innovation in Cybersecurity strategies, tactics, and technologies dictate that thought leaders work together and drive a 'meeting of the minds' to ensure that the multi-dimensional nature of the threats and solutions are discussed in a global and multi-disciplined way."

"The participants in the Defense-in-Dimension Roundtable bring a wealth of diversity and depth of experience and perspective to the discussion," noted Robert West, founder and CEO of Echelon One. "In working with both the supply and demand side of cybersecurity I see the Roundtable as a real source of best-thinking and I look forward to my role in the roundtable to center the discussion on closing the gap between the arsenal of cybersecurity tools available to the organizations Echelon One works with and the pressing operational and governance needs they have."

"The Defense-in-Dimension Roundtable's focused dialogue and collective thinking gives organizations a view on how to move from their defensive cybersecurity postures -- to adaptive, proactive, and preemptive security postures... and will be particularly beneficial for MITA Group's clients in the US Federal Government community," said Jim Hunt, MITA Group Partner and Roundtable member.

"Most notable from the Roundtable discussion was its unanimity on the need to focus on the 'measures-that-matter' and the multidimensional need to balance operational capabilities with governance and performance management capabilities," said Betsy Nichols, representing PlexLogic. She cited "the universal need to put security into appropriate business context ... without which security will continue to be viewed by many as an expense -- vs. the investment opportunity that it is in actuality."

The next Defense-in-Dimension Roundtable meeting is scheduled for September 2008.


Mission: Advance innovation and best practices to foster the re-thinking of strategies for solving global cybersecurity issues

The Defense-in-Dimension Roundtable provides a regular venue for government and industry cyber security and business thought leaders to meet and exchange experiences, insights, and innovations -- with an objective of re-thinking how critical global perspectives and solutions can be incorporated into the holistic strategies, tactics and infrastructure solutions used to address the constantly changing threat matrix and range of issues facing government and commercial enterprises.


Formed in 2004, as the industry's first trusted IBM Tivoli Security Operations Manager integration expert, DigitalStakeout solutions validate security posture, deliver a true NOC/SOC operational integration, and enable service providers to deliver multi-tenant managed security services.

DigitalStakeout's flagship product is a real-time security information and event management (SIEM) appliance preconfigured and designed to provide immediate out-of-the-box benefits to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of any security operations and risk management program.

DigitalStakeout's SIEM appliance centralizes, correlates, and stores security-related data from throughout the IT infrastructure, to provide a security team with immediate actionable security information. Coupled with patent-pending Threat Aware™, the security industry's first and only SIEM product which incorporates real-time global threat intelligence data into its event correlation engine and vulnerability correlation engine, DigitalStakeout SIEM empowers organizations to reduce risk, reduce security vulnerabilities exposures, and accelerate incident analysis and response times like no other SIEM solution.

DigitalStakeout SIEM appliance provides a holistic security dashboard with integrated one-click investigation tools, security-oriented ticketing system, and comprehensive compliance reporting for PCI, SOX, FISMA, HIPAA, GLBA compliance standards.

DigitalStakeout is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit the company's website at or call 1-800-840-6435.


Echelon One is an information security research and consulting company that specializes in helping executives develop the right combination of people, processes, and tools in order to maximize the impact and effectiveness of their security investments. Echelon One is comprised of a group of the most respected thought leaders in the information security community and works with executives to help them become efficient and effective providers of information security services for their employees, customers and business partners. For more information, visit the company's website at or call 513.328.7430.


The MITA Group, Inc. is a marquee business and government affairs consulting firm established to help companies accelerate business growth, advocate their issues and unlock sales opportunities in the Government and Commercial markets. Founded in the principles of President Theodore Roosevelt's Man In The Arena speech, we believe that by working with great enthusiasm and devotion to our customers we will deliver sustainable and measurable results. For more information, visit the company's website at or call 703.903.0276

Our success is the result of our unique methodology of approaching engagements from three strategic areas:

--  business growth -- provides go to market plans, channel strategies,
    M&A, exit strategies
--  sales acceleration -- offers government and commercial "day 1" selling
    activities, outsourced sales effort, approved vehicles and procurement
--  public affairs -- lobbying and political development that combines
    strategy, tactics, messaging, and execution to advocate our client's
    business objectives


PlexLogic creates Internet services that measure, analyze, and help improve critical business processes. PlexLogic developed the software for Metrics Center and is leading the Project. By contributing some of its resources to the creation and initial population of a Security Metrics Catalog, PlexLogic hopes to kick-start the process of identifying and defining a common repository of practical and useful metrics for the purposes of corporate governance, risk and compliance management. In addition to working on the Metrics Center, PlexLogic provides additional services in the area of metrics. Please visit or for more information. Contact PlexLogic at

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