11:45 CET, 5th April 2011 By Secunia.
Copenhagen, Denmark – Secunia, the No.1 provider of reliable and actionable Vulnerability Intelligence, Vulnerability Assessment, and Patch Management, today announced that it has become a member of the Information Security Forum (ISF); the world’s leading independent authority on best practice in the field of information risk management. Secunia thereby joins the ISF’s international association of around 300 leading, security-focused global companies and public sector organisations.
The ISF applies its world-renowned expertise to educate organisations about understanding and recognising information risks within their environments in order to initiate effective planning and response, and thereby develop and implement effective security programmes. The ISF’s insights and best practice standards and tools are embedded in its unique supporting model of core principles: six steps covering governance, risk, compliance, people, process, and technology.
Secunia believes that, with vulnerability threats spreading through all IT departments, it is imperative that IT operations include Vulnerability & Patch Management as a critical component of their daily operations, and align this strategy with their core business.
“Senior business decision makers such as CFOs, CEOs, and CCOs are now starting to become more aware of the vulnerability threat and are taking greater responsibility. Transparency, control, and prevention through risk management are critical elements. In turn, risk management would be incomplete without considering information system security, and in order to reliably assess and address associated risks and threats, a process that maps the entire lifecycle is vital. By leveraging Secunia’s award-winning Vulnerability Intelligence and combining it with the ISF’s unrivalled expertise, this is something special that our customers and the community can only benefit from,” said Brian Birkvald, Security Partner Director, Secunia.
By joining the ISF, Secunia also further commits to helping resolve IT security challenges, particularly the threat posed by vulnerabilities in third-party software, which can compromise entire IT infrastructures if left unpatched. In return, Secunia thereby gains access to ISF’s comprehensive knowledge hub, valuable research reports, risk methodologies, and benchmarking tools; and also gains the opportunity to collaborate with industry peers.
Secunia is dedicated to raising awareness of the increasing challenges and risks posed by vulnerabilities – as documented in the Secunia Yearly Report 2010 and quarterly Secunia Security factsheets – and therefore aims to combat the stereotype that IT security issues belong outside of the boardroom. Secunia’s role in the IT security sphere is helping organisations strategise their handling of the vulnerability threat by making it possible to seamlessly integrate optimised Vulnerability Intelligence, Vulnerability Management, and Patch Management as part of overall risk assessment and management, and compliance policies.
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Secunia is the leading provider of IT security solutions that help businesses and private individuals globally manage and control vulnerability threats and risks across their networks and endpoints. This is enabled by Secunia's award-winning Vulnerability Intelligence, Vulnerability Assessment, and Patch Management solutions that ensure optimal and cost-effective protection of critical information assets. Secunia’s proven, complementary portfolio; renowned for its reliability, usability, and comprehensiveness, aids businesses in their handling of complex IT security risks and compliance requirements across industries and sectors – a key component in corporate risk management assessment, strategy, and implementation.
As a global player within IT security and Vulnerability Management, Secunia is recognised for its market-driven product development; having revolutionised the industry with verified and actionable Vulnerability Intelligence, simplified Patch Management, and automatic updating of both Microsoft and third party programs.
Secunia plays an important role in the IT security ecosystem, and is the preferred supplier for enterprises and government agencies worldwide, counting Fortune 500 and Global 2000 businesses among its customer base. Secunia has operations in North America, the UK, and the Middle East, and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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