SOURCE: Intrepidus Group, Inc.

Intrepidus Group, Inc.

June 08, 2009 08:30 ET

Intrepidus Group's Rohyt Belani Named to Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA) Industry Advisory Board Council

Belani to Present on "Preventing Phishing Attacks at the Source" During GTRA Symposium

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 8, 2009) - Intrepidus Group, a leading provider of information security services and software, today announced that Rohyt Belani, CEO of Intrepidus Group and PhishMe.com, has been appointed to the new Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA) Industry Advisory Board Council. In addition, Belani will be featured during the upcoming GTRA Symposium as the presenter of a conference session titled: "Preventing Phising Attacks at the Source." The GTRA Symposium will be held on June 7 - 9, 2009 at the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va. Belani's presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, June 9th at 1:00 p.m. eastern.

"Rohyt and the Intrepidus Group team have revolutionized pragmatic awareness training methods for both government and corporate enterprises looking to build a human firewall against unwanted cyber intrusion," said Kelly Yocum, co-founder & executive director, GTRA. "We are pleased to add Rohyt to our Industry Advisory Board Council and look forward to his knowledge and insight on human behavior as it relates to cyber crime protection."

The GTRA Industry Advisory Board Council consists of technology and solutions experts who are committed to providing education and insight for government executives in the areas of transparency, security, enterprise architecture, cloud computing, green IT, SOA, privacy, leadership, information sharing, virtualization, contracting, interoperability, compliance and mission critical projects. These advisors uphold the mission of GTRA and foster ideas, innovation and government-to-industry collaboration. GTRA Industry Advisors share insight, studies and lessons learned with GTRA government council members by participating in interviews, roundtables and research.

"It is an honor to be recognized among GTRA's esteemed Industry Advisory Board Council members," said Belani. "GTRA continues to make significant contributions to the technology industry by prizing collaboration between government and industry. I believe that together we can truly mobilize the global workforce population in unanimous defense against the damage, theft and loss caused by targeted (spear) phishing attacks."

The GTRA Symposium, June 7-9, 2009 is designed to provide government CXOs an executive-level forum to learn, collaborate and share best practices across the areas paramount to executing successful IT strategies: Enterprise Architecture, Security, Green IT, Health IT, Defense and Leadership. The GTRA Symposium converges the GTRA Council Meetings, ArchitectureGOV, SecureGOV, GreenGOV, Leadership/HRGOV, HealthGOV taking place at the same time and location for true government-wide collaboration. Each of these individual councils will have a full program while allowing participants to network and share information across technology areas. For more information, please visit: www.gtra.gov/symposium.

The Intrepidus Group GTRA Symposium presentation, "Preventing Phising Attacks at the Source," is based on an award winning presentation series Belani and Intrepidus Group delivered in 2008. It received a 2008 government technology "Best Of" award from GTRA in the "Best Boardroom Meeting" category. The "Best Of" awards were selected by senior government executives at GTRA's annual council meeting who voted on cutting edge speaking demonstrations, presentations and best-in-class government technology solutions. Intrepidus' CEO, Rohyt Belani, facilitated a series of executive boardroom meetings with groups of government technology executives to present "Spear Phishing: Train your Workforce to Dodge the Hook," which was in turn voted "Best Boardroom Meeting." As a result, Intrepidus Group was invited to participate in a beta group established for supporting the new technology initiatives being brought forth by the Obama administration.

About PhishMe

PhishMe is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution designed to help prevent damage, theft and loss caused by targeted (spear) phishing attacks. PhishMe facilitates and automates the execution of mock phishing exercises against employees, provides clear and accurate reporting on user behavior, and most importantly provides instant, targeted employee training. This method of delivering training materials is recommended by SANS and found to be most effective by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.

About Intrepidus

Intrepidus Group is a leading provider of information security consulting services and software solutions. With offices in New York City and the Washington DC metro area, the company offers innovative solutions to help clients build employee awareness around common information security issues. Intrepidus Group's consultants also conduct hands-on assessments of critical applications, networks and products to uncover vulnerabilities, and provide strategic and tactical recommendations to address identified issues.

PhishMe.com is a registered trademark of Intrepidus Group. All other product and company names herein are or may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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