2011 Archive

December 2011

Digital Defense Identifies KnowledgeTree™ Login Page Vulnerability

San Antonio, TX – December 15, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of managed cloud-based security assessments, announced the organization’s discovery of a vulnerability within the KnowledgeTree login page which could allow an attacker to exploit this flaw to extract sensitive information. This security issue was revealed using NIRV (Network Interrogator Reconnaissance Vehicle), DDI’s proprietary vulnerability scanning technology. DDI immediately notified KnowledgeTree who issued an alert, including a patch to remediate the issue.

Digital Defense Supports Secure The Cure Cancer Charity As Foundation Donor

San Antonio, TX – December 7, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a San Antonio- based company and leader in information security, was recognized as a Foundation Donor for the not-for-profit organization Secure the Cure, Inc., a newly established organization committed to positively impacting the lives of cancer patients. Secure the Cure primarily solicits donations from the information security community to promote charitable giving and volunteer efforts.

November 2011

Digital Defense Announces Discovery Of IBM® WebSphere® Application Server Vulnerability

San Antonio, TX – November 3, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of Information Security solutions, announces the organization’s discovery of a vulnerability within the IBM WebSphere Application Server Administrative Console. DDI promptly notified IBM and an alert, including a patch to remediate the issue, was released by IBM. This security issue was revealed using NIRV (Network Interrogator Reconnaissance Vehicle), DDI’s proprietary vulnerability scanning technology.

Digital Defense And Southwest High School Encourage Information Security Career Path

San Antonio, TX – November 1, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a San Antonio-based corporation and leading provider of Information Security solutions and Southwest Independent School District (SWISD), an established and respected district committed to providing exemplary education to over 12,000 students in a primarily rural region of the city, are jointly announcing a partnership with the objective of further stimulating student interest in Information Security as a career path. The initiative is part of the local CyberPatriot sponsorship program spearheaded by Digital Defense.

October 2011

Digital Defense Partners With Alamo ISSA To Educate Public On Cyber Security

San Antonio, TX – October 12, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a San Antonio- based corporation and leading provider of Information Security solutions, is partnering with the Alamo ISSA (Information Systems Security Association) during National Cyber Security Awareness month to provide community education forums at no cost to the public. DDI will host two of these informational sessions:

September 2011

Digital Defense Supports Local High School Participation In Cyber Patriot Event

San Antonio, TX – September 14, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a San Antonio-based company and national leader in Information Security, will host students from approximately 20 local high schools on Saturday, September 17th as they prepare to compete in the national Cyber Patriot IV competition. The Alamo Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Information Technology committee are coordinating the mentoring of these students as they train for the first round of the event scheduled to take place in October and November.

Digital Defense Partnership With Veracode Unites Leading Cloud Information Security Providers

San Antonio, TX – September 13, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of information security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions, and Veracode, Inc., provider of the world’s only independent cloud-based application risk management platform, today announced a strategic partnership. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, DDI will augment its current service portfolio to include Veracode’s cloud-based application security testing services. The alliance of the organizations will offer clients enhanced and comprehensive cloud-based security solutions.

Digital Defense Helps Goodwill Industries Of San Antonio Improve Network Security

San Antonio, TX – September 07, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of information security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced they completed a pro-bono security project for Goodwill Industries of San Antonio. The project resulted in a measurable improvement in the security of Goodwill Industries’ San Antonio-based computer network via the identification of security vulnerability findings and the suggested prioritization of remediation tasks, which were implemented by Goodwill.

August 2011

Digital Defense Releases Insight 2011, A Valuable Perspective On Information Security Programs And Practices

San Antonio, TX – August 24, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of Information Security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced the release of Insight 2011(Insight), a confidential analysis report, which provides key information on Information Security (IS) programs and practices. Insight allows organizations to understand quickly and effectively how their IS programs compare with peer organizations.

Award Winning Smart Grid Security Services Unveiled By UtiliWorks And Digital Defense At Upcoming Conference

San Antonio, TX & Baton Rouge, LA – August 10, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), today announced they will be joining UtiliWorks Consulting, LLC (UtiliWorks) at the DOE Smart Grid CyberSecurity Information Exchange in Chicago on August 23rd to discuss the deployment of effective security solutions for Smart Grid applications. Since forming a partnership in November 2009, DDI and UtiliWorks have worked together to help local government entities and utilities understand how to secure IT infrastructure and protect it from Cyber attack.

Digital Defense’s Mark Bell To Share Insights With Credit Unions On Effective Information Security Solutions At Mid-Atlantic Conference

San Antonio, TX – August 9, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of information security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced that its EVP of Operations,Mark Bell, will be speaking on strategies for an effective vulnerability assessment and penetration testing program at Mid-Atlantic Corporate Federal Credit Union’s IT and Security Conference on August 16th in Harrisburg, PA. Bell, a seasoned information security expert, co-invented and served as the lead technical architect for the patent-pending Computer Network Defense eXercise (CNDX) and Team Defend network defense training systems. Mid-Atlantic is bringing together leading security and technology experts for this conference and Bell’s presentation will address how credit unions can ensure compliance and maintain the confidentiality of member information by taking a programmatic approach in conducting vulnerability assessments and penetration testing.

Digital Defense Receives Sixth Consecutive PCI-ASV Certification

San Antonio, TX – August 3, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of information security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced the company received formal notification from the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council (SSC) it has once again passed the Testing Phase of the PCI Scanning Vendor Program.

July 2011

Digital Defense’s Security Analyst, Chip Meadows To Present At TRISC On The Organizational Impact Of Security Breaches

San Antonio, TX – July 19, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of information security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced that Chip Meadows will be speaking at an educational incident response event hosted by TRISC (Texas Regional Infrastructure Security Conference) on July 25. Chip, a seasoned security analyst with DDI, will be delivering a presentation at TRISC, a not-for-profit conference that focuses on challenges in the Information Security industry, entitled “The Beginning of the End?” His talk will highlight recent security breaches and the impact they have on organizations, both now and in the future.

June 2011

San Antonio Economic Development Foundation And Digital Defense Discuss University Intern Program

San Antonio, TX – June 29, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of information security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced that it is collaborating with the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF) to strengthen DDI’s University Intern Program in San Antonio.

Digital Defense Becomes First Gold Sponsor Of Alamo ISSA Chapter

San Antonio, TX – June 21, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of information security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced that it has become the first gold sponsor of the Alamo Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). By agreeing to the gold sponsorship level, DDI will receive maximum exposure of the company’s thought leadership and information security solutions to Alamo ISSA members.

Digital Defense Hosts San Antonio Def Con “Capture The Flag” Sessions

San Antonio, TX – June 14, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of information security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced that it recently hosted local San Antonio DEF CON “Capture the Flag” (CTF) sessions.

Digital Defense’s Tom Desot To Present At 2011 NACUSAC Conference

San Antonio, TX – June 1, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of information security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced Tom DeSot, EVP & CIO, will be holding a timely presentation for NACUSAC (National Association of Credit Union Supervisory & Auditing Committees) at their Annual Conference & Expo entitled “Uncovering Hidden IT Threats in Your Credit Union”. The presentation will occur on 8 June 2011.

May 2011

Vulnerability Assessments As A Managed Service Prove To Offer Substantial Value For Large And Small Enterprises Alike

San Antonio, TX – May 05, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of information security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced its innovative Vulnerability Lifecycle Management-Pro (VLM-Pro) solution has been widely embraced by new clients. In addition, Gartner, Inc. has included DDI in the latest version of the research publication, “Competitive Landscape: Vulnerability Assessment, Worldwide, 2011”. The publication focuses on trends and developments of the vulnerability management market and DDI is listed as an emerging vendor.

April 2011

Digital Defense Security Analyst To Present To Institute Of Management Accountants

San Antonio, TX – April 26, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of information security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced DDI Security Analyst Chip Meadows, will be speaking at an educational event for the Institute of Management Accountants. The presentation is entitled “The Beginning of the End? A Look at the Epsilon Breach and What it Means to You”. The event will be held on 28 April 2011 at 11:30 in San Antonio.

Mid-Atlantic Corporate Taps Digital Defense For Educational Security Event

San Antonio, TX – April 19, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of information security governance, risk management, and compliance solutions, today announced Tom DeSot, EVP & CIO, will be presenting an education security webinar for Mid-Atlantic Corporate Federal Credit Union members entitled “iPhones, iPads, and Androids … Oh my! The dangers of mobile devices in your network.” The event is hosted by Mid-Atlantic Corporate and will be held on April 19, 2011.

March 2011

Digital Defense’s Newly Released Vulnerability Scanning Engine Receives Patent-Pending Status

San Antonio, TX – March 28, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of information security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced it has a patent pending for its next generation vulnerability scanning technology. The patent applies to DDI’s proprietary scanning engine as well as to the SaaS-based (Software as a Service) Frontline Solutions Platform (FSP), which delivers automated security solutions as well as the results of both automated and analyst-assisted DDI services.

February 2011

Digital Defense Chosen By Ozarks Medical Center As Risk Management And Information Security Solution Provider

San Antonio, TX – February 21, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of information security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced they are providing information security services for Ozarks Medical Center (OMC). These services include DDI’s managed vulnerability scanning, wireless security testing, and penetration testing.

Digital Defense Announces Breakthrough Vulnerability Scanning Technology

San Antonio, TX – February 14, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of information security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced they have released a new vulnerability scanner for the Frontline™ Solutions Platform (FSP). DDI delivers the FSP as a SaaS (Software as a Service) automated service, which proactively identifies security vulnerabilities, evaluates priorities and tracks risk reduction activities. The new scanner is faster, more efficient, uses fewer client resources, and has the ability to be deployed virtually.

January 2011

Digital Defense Announces Latest Security Education Upgrade

San Antonio, TX – January 25, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of information security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced they have released an enhanced version of their popular Security Training, Education, and Awareness Module™ (TEAM™). TEAM is a web-based education service that empowers DDI client organizations with the ability to provide their customers with a variety of security education modules focused on computer use at home or work and associated cyber-threats on the Internet. This latest update consists of a new course entitled Online Social Networks, which is a growing phenomenon embraced by users of all ages.

Digital Defense Receives Key Vulnerability Scanner Revalidation

San Antonio, TX – January 11, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of information security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced they have received formal revalidation from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for conforming to the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) standard. – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of information security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced they have received formal revalidation from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for conforming to theSecurity Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) standard.