SOURCE: Configuresoft

March 02, 2005 10:30 ET

Configuresoft Executive to Present at International Foundation's Benefits Communication and Technology Institute

Drew Williams to Discuss the Pitfalls of Complex IT Security and How to Implement an Effective Disaster Recovery Plan Through Smart Policy Compliance

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 2, 2005 -- Configuresoft, the recognized leader in highly scalable enterprise policy compliance, configuration management, and security patch management technology, today announced Drew Williams, vice president of corporate development and co-founder of the Center for Policy & Compliance, will be presenting two sessions at the International Foundation's Benefits Communication and Technology Institute in Palm Springs, CA. In the first session, Mr. Williams will discuss the risks of complex computing and how to implement effective security and policy compliance. The second session will offer complimentary material about how proper auditing is an integral part of a disaster recovery planning.

Computing environments have become exponentially complex in their design and operations. Along with that complexity, the risks and consequences of not effectively planning security from the beginning have also grown in cost and impact. Analysts are saying that more than 90 percent of all security breaches are due to improper configurations. Organizations must establish a definitive set of standards and internal controls that will be automatically maintained and enforced. By doing so, they help themselves eliminate whole categories of attacks, rather than having to rely on outsourcing services and expensive, difficult-to-deploy point-based security tools. This process is the only true "Intrusion Prevention" readiness available to an enterprise. In a time when the costs of computing continue to rise, executives must focus on ways to not only cut overhead but more importantly invest in techniques that will maintain sound business continuity.

Who:     Drew Williams, vice president corporate development, Configuresoft
What:    "Pitfalls of IT Security" and "Disaster Recovery Planning"
When:    Monday, March 7, 2005, 9:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Where:   Riviera Resort and Racquet Club, Palm Springs, CA
About Drew Williams, vice president of corporate development and co-founder of the Center for Policy & Compliance, Configuresoft

Drew Williams, a long-time information management and security strategist, brings deep industry experience in corporate and product marketing, and business development to Configuresoft. He pioneered the vendor security research team model with the industry's first such group, AXENT Technologies' "Information Security SWAT Team." Williams was also a founding member of the President's Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Security, a member of the Internet Engineering Task Force on Internet Security, and an initial member of the independently supported CVE development team. He has served as a security policy advisor to major financial institutions, health care manufacturers and state governments.

About Configuresoft

Configuresoft is the recognized leader in highly scalable enterprise policy compliance, configuration management, and security patch management technology, serving eight of the "Global 25" corporations. Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the company's products offer large-scale computing environments the ability to collect and analyze the most detailed information available about system application settings, events and operational trends, to a centralized point of management and control. Configuresoft provides the tools to keep mission-critical systems properly configured, while ensuring compliance with stringent regulatory mandates, such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, GLBA and FISMA, operational standards and evolving process methodologies. To contact Configuresoft, call 719.447.4600, visit us on the Web at www.configuresoft.com or write to info@configuresoft.com.

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