SOURCE: Cenzic

October 27, 2005 18:11 ET

Cenzic Announces an Ongoing Hackinar™ Series on Web Application Security

Forums Provide "Best Practices" for Security Executives and Professionals Seeking to Divert Hackers and Other Malicious Threats Before They Strike

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 27, 2005 --Cenzic, Inc. today announced the industry's first Hackinar™ (Webcast or Live Seminar on protecting against techniques used by Hackers to attack at the application layer) Series aimed specifically at delivering the very latest strategies for combating common application security threats, including phishing, cross-site scripting, and other malicious attacks. Industry experts, information security veterans and Cenzic experts will join forces to offer insights into the best ways to find balance between security practices and compliance mandates, as well as make the strategic decisions necessary to thoroughly prepare for future attacks. The first in the Hackinar series will take place on November 3rd, drilling down into tricks of the trade that help to protect data against hackers and other Internet-based threats. Interested audience can sign up at http://cenzicevents.webex.com.

As the Internet has evolved into an integral part of our business lives, hackers and virus writers have refined their approaches to exploit new technologies and create increasingly complex and harmful attacks. Vulnerabilities can be exploited shortly after they are discovered, leaving information security organizations with little recourse and leading directly to financial losses, regulatory compliance issues and customer dissatisfaction.

Future threats will inevitably combine improved hacking techniques with emerging technologies to create increasingly complex and damaging attacks. Cenzic's Hackinar series will uncover how to effectively implement a sound defensive plan that will help mitigate the risk of attacks targeted at web applications. Top web application security flaws will be stripped down to examine their severity and potential to impact regulatory compliance, internal policy compliance, performance degradation, and invasions of personal and financial privacy. The discussion will also explore solutions that organizations can use to address these challenges and better protect their company's infrastructure.

"Tolerance is dwindling for attacks and errors that cripple today's mission critical web environments, making it essential to address security vulnerabilities at the application level. As hackers are increasingly driven by obtaining corporate, personal and financial information, security executives are clearly seeking guidance as to how best to address emerging vulnerabilities in common business platforms," said Mandeep Khera, Vice President of Marketing, Cenzic. "Enterprises are finally coming to realize the criticality of implementing accurate, extensible and comprehensive solutions that can rapidly evaluate applications for security vulnerabilities. This Hackinar series is committed to empowering Information Security, QA, and Development professionals with the knowledge requisite for inoculating their businesses against these menaces and mitigating application security risks for companies big and small."

Cenzic's Hailstorm® solution and ClickToSecure™ managed service help companies protect their web-based applications from potential security threats by emulating the way real hackers work in order to test applications for security vulnerabilities and compliance issues. Using a Stateful Assessment™ approach, Cenzic provides companies with highly accurate results without the "false positives" often associated with the first-generation application scanners, as well as test for application logic issues and policy compliance for internal policies and regulatory standards.

To attend the Hackinar, please visit http://cenzicevents.webex.com.

About Cenzic

Cenzic is a leading provider of the next-generation enterprise software and services for automated application security assessment and compliance that allows Fortune 1000 corporations, mid-sized corporations, and government organizations to dramatically improve the security of web applications. Cenzic Hailstorm®, the most accurate and extensible product in the industry, enables security experts, QA professionals, and developers to work together to assess, analyze, and remediate applications for security vulnerabilities, Hailstorm benefits include reduced security risk and liability, lower development and testing costs, and faster time-to-market. Cenzic ClickToSecure™ service is one of the industry's first solutions to combine the power of an enterprise-class application security assessment product with the flexibility of a managed security service. Cenzic's current focus includes financial services, e-retail, healthcare, and government sectors. For more information, visit www.cenzic.com.

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