SOURCE: Citadel Security Software

September 12, 2005 07:00 ET

Citadel Security Software to Host Series of Real World Discussions and Demonstrations on Security Threats, Identity Theft, Hackers, Worms, Viruses and Bots

DALLAS, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 12, 2005 -- (NASDAQ: CDSS)

Who:

Amrit Williams, Gartner, Inc.
Lawrence Orans, Gartner, Inc.
Michael Wiser, Citadel Security Software
What:
Citadel Security Software will host a series of Information Technology
Security Education events in major U.S. cities to help companies safeguard
networks and prevent attacks from security threats such as hackers, worms,
viruses and bots. The speaker topics include:

Preventative Security
Featured Speaker: Amrit Williams, Gartner Analyst
Mr. Williams discusses the probability of preventing attacks before they
are able to succeed. IT departments need to be able to integrate
preventative security management into the standard network and system
administrative tasks. Currently, security administration is an irregular
and unpredictable task relative to normal administration. This is one of
the major reasons security is not kept up to date and organizations remain
vulnerability to malicious exploits.

Network Access Control - Protecting While Connecting
Featured Speaker: Lawrence Orans, Gartner Research Director
Mr. Orans discusses how companies can safeguard networks in the mobile
workforce era, with anytime, anywhere access abounding and armies of
laptops leaving offices only to return bearing new threats that harm the
enterprise. This session will explore network access control strategies for
ensuring that all endpoints entering networks are policy compliant and
threat free, and include:

   -  The seven elements of Gartner's Access Control Model
   -  The role vulnerability management plays in mitigating security
      threats
   -  The need to operationalize vulnerability management, network
      access control and other critical security processes.

Reality Check - Best Practices Panel
Security practitioners from leading companies discuss best practices for
their security management programs.

Prevention in Action
Speaker: Michael Wiser, Security Practitioner, Citadel
Two live scenarios will be demonstrated:
BEFORE -- watch a hacker break into a live on-site network, and
AFTER -- watch the hacker removed, the vulnerability repaired and the
systems protected.
Where:
Cityplace Conference Center
2711 N. Haskell Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75204
(214) 828-7050
Location: 42nd Floor

San Francisco Airport Marriott
1800 Old Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, California 94010
(650) 692-9100
Location: Salon F

Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 236-5800
Location: Suffolk Room

Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown
35 14th Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
(404) 876-8888
Location: Salons 1-2-3

Zola Restaurant at the
International Spy Museum
800 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 393-7798
Location: Ultra Room

Renaissance Chicago Hotel
1 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 372-7200
Location: Riviere Ballroom A&B

New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
(212) 398-1900
Location: Solo Complex-Seventh Floor
When:
Dallas            Tuesday,   September 20th
San Francisco     Wednesday, September 21st
Boston            Wednesday, September 28th
Atlanta           Thursday,  September 29th
Chicago           Thursday,  October 13th
New York          Thursday,  October 27th

Events listed above are scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch
provided.

Washington, D.C.  Tuesday, October 11th

Event is scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Breakfast is provided.
To Register: Visit http://www.citadel.com/gartner_series or phone 214-540-8618.

About Citadel

Citadel Security Software 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 www.citadel.com, or call 888-8CITADEL.

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