SOURCE: Solidcore

April 30, 2007 08:30 ET

Motorola CISO Bill Boni and Solidcore Address Managing Risk on Critical IT Systems With Change Control

Event to Highlight Enterprise Change Control Failure Points and Solution Requirements for Preventing Out-of-Policy Changes

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 30, 2007 -- Solidcore® Systems, Inc., a leading provider of change control for critical systems, today announced that Motorola CISO Bill Boni, a well-known information security expert and chairman of the Information Technology Governance Institute (ITGI), will participate in a complimentary educational webinar hosted by Solidcore on Thursday, May 3rd at 11 a.m. Pacific time (2 p.m. Eastern time). The webinar will focus on critical change control failure points across Windows NT systems and other critical infrastructure, and will discuss how to pro-actively address the business risk by managing critical systems with change control software.

To register for the complimentary webinar titled, "Managing Change Risk on Critical IT Infrastructure," please visit http://www.solidcore.com/learn/webinar_bb.html.

Change to critical IT systems such as ERP systems with complex configurations, email and other systems with large user fan-out, and fragile systems running on legacy platforms such as Windows NT often presents considerable business risk. Change-related outages on these systems, loss of integrity of operations, security breaches, and audit weaknesses can all be extremely costly. Any risk management strategy for critical IT systems must seek to drive infrastructure change through established process, track and document all change including emergency change, and eliminate ad hoc change wherever possible.

In this webinar, Motorola's CISO Bill Boni will discuss a specific class of critical systems where any change represents risk. Boni will present Motorola's solution requirements, evaluation criteria, and decision to adopt a change control software approach. He will also describe Motorola's vision for deploying change control on other critical systems across the company.

About Motorola CISO Bill Boni

Bill Boni has spent his entire professional career as an information protection specialist and has assisted major organizations in both the public and private sectors. For more than 25 years, Bill has helped a variety of organizations design and implement cost-effective programs to protect both tangible and intangible assets. In a wide range of assignments Bill has assisted clients in safeguarding their digital assets, especially their key intellectual property, against the many threats arising from the global Internet. In addition, he has pioneered the innovative application of emerging technologies including computer forensics, intrusion detection and others, to deal with incidents directed against electronic business systems.

At Motorola, he is responsible for the company's overall program to protect critical digital proprietary information, intellectual property and trade secrets. He also directs the people, processes and technology programs that safeguard the company's global network, computer systems and electronic business initiatives. Other assignments in his distinguished career include work as a U.S. Army counter-intelligence officer; Federal agent and investigator; investigator and security consultant; Vice President of Information Security for First Interstate Bank; and project security officer for "Star Wars" programs and other defense work with Hughes Aircraft Company and Rockwell. Bill chairs the Information Technology Governance Institute (ITGI) at the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

About Solidcore Systems

Solidcore is a leading provider of change control for critical systems. Solidcore's S3 Control software is the industry's first and only solution to automate the enforcement of change management policies. Solidcore automatically reconciles infrastructure changes against change tickets, and provides real-time change auditing so enterprises can measure the effectiveness of change management processes and policies. Customers trust Solidcore to improve service availability, implement ITIL initiatives, and lower costs related to Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Solidcore also provides change control for embedded systems and is used by major device manufacturers to securely leverage open systems to meet their business requirements. Solidcore is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit www.solidcore.com.

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    Solidcore Systems, Inc.
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