SOURCE: Vigilar

March 19, 2007 06:00 ET

Vigilar to Address New Department of Defense Directive With Introduction of New Training Program at FOSE

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 19, 2007 -- FOSE --

WHAT:        Government @ Risk: It's The People, Not the Systems

             In the shadow of 9/11, federal and state government agencies
             remain highly vulnerable to information-based security
             breaches. In December 2006, DoD Directive 8570 went into
             effect mandating that all information assurance technicians
             and managers are to be trained and certified to a DoD baseline
             requirement. While hacking and denial of service attacks steal
             the headlines, government agencies recognize that their
             biggest challenge is not patching servers but ensuring that
             all information assurance technicians receive the proper
             training. Directive 8570 represents the DoD's response to this
             crisis -- meaning that more than 100,000 employees must meet
             these stringent new requirements in the next four years.
             Vigilar, one of the industry's leading security consulting
             services, will be announcing a first of its kind training
             program that will help bring these agencies -- and their
             proxies -- into compliance. In fact, they guarantee it. Barry
             Kaufman, Director of Training for Vigilar and founder of
             IntenseSchool, will provide an overview of Directive 8570,
             discuss what these baseline requirements are, the challenges
             that government agencies are encountering, and demonstrate how
             Vigilar's unique training approach will help these agencies
             prepare for tomorrow's security challenges.

WHERE:       FOSE Conference, Washington DC in the Press Room (the press
             conference is open to all attendees)
             Vigilar will be exhibiting in Booth #2049 in the DoD Pavilion

WHEN:        March 20, 2007 at 3PM ET

WHO:         Since its inception in 2000, Vigilar, an information security
             consulting company, has focused solely on improving its
             customers' security postures. Vigilar's security expertise is
             all-encompassing and includes regulatory compliance services,
             risk assessments, IT security audits, managed security
             services, security architecture design, product selection and
             delivery, implementation services, technical support, and IT
             and security training. Vigilar partners with the industry's
             most innovative information security technology providers to
             offer fully integrated solutions that meet risk management,
             network infrastructure, and compliance needs. With its
             headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and an office in Dallas,
             Texas, Vigilar serves a diverse customer base that numbers in
             the thousands and spans a broad range of industries. For more
             information, visit

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