SOURCE: D & E Communications, Inc.

August 28, 2006 16:00 ET

D&E Analyst Receives Two of Industry's Highest Designations

EPHRATA, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 28, 2006 -- D&E Communications (NASDAQ: DECC) Senior Security Analyst Jerry Shenk has added two more distinctions to his list of credentials after being awarded both the CISSP and GIAC certifications from the SANS Institute. Both titles are considered high benchmarks for testing the skill and knowledge of professionals within the information security industry.

The SANS Institute founded GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification) in 1999 as a means of validating the skills of security professionals. The CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Profession) designation was created in 1989.

"To people outside the IT industry, CISSP and GIAC might just seem like two acronyms, but they're actually among the most coveted designations in the security world. To have someone on staff with both is rare," said D&E Director of Systems Integration, Greg Fitzpatrick.

Shenk is currently a Senior Analyst for the SANS Institute and is the Senior Security Analyst for D&E Communications in Ephrata, Pa. Since 1984, he has consulted with financial and educational institutions on issues of network design, security, forensic analysis and penetration testing. His experience ranges from small home-office systems to large global networks.

On September 22, Shenk will serve as part of a panel of experts for a D&E Communications online seminar titled "Are You Really Secure? Lessons from the Real World." The seminar is open to the public and will focus on the latest security threats and solutions facing IT professionals today. For more information about D&E Communications or the seminar, visit

D&E is an integrated communications provider offering high-speed data, Internet access, local and long distance telephone, voice and data networking, network management and security, and video services. Based in Lancaster County, D&E has been serving communities in central Pennsylvania for more than 100 years. For more information, visit

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