The Morningtown Group LLC conducts it’s 1st Information Assurance Consortium (IAC) meeting
Rockville, Maryland March 31, 2005: Greg Baughman, Vice President of The Morningtown Group LLC, an SBC HUB Zone certified Information Technology Consultancy and member of the Computer Security Institute stated in a personal interview today that “ the formation of the Information Assurance Consortium and the dedication of its members to work together to provide effective security to its customers aligning Government Cyber Security mandates to identify customer assets, analyze threats, define acceptable levels of risk, and put in place targeted Federal Government required remediation plans will now be easier to provide.”
“The Information Assurance Consortium (IAC) sponsored by `The Morningtown Group LLC’ was created as an organization to help customers solve the ever growing threat to and costs of maintaining the security of their IT infrastructure. Today the IAC brings together computer security product solution providers and subject matter experts to offer unprecedented customer specific, cost effective and fully integrated cyber security solutions.”
President of The Morningtown Group LLC, Steve. Ahlbin offered in addition that “Strong, enterprise-wide security demands solutions and technologies that bring in a combination of software, hardware, online technologies, processes, practices and trained people. Designed and implemented by experienced professionals using industry standards, IAC Solution Providers tailor the cyber security solutions to an organization’s unique requirements. Whether a client only needs a security audit or must implement a complete and comprehensive security solution, the IAC can step in and assist with tested and compliant products and services”.
Andrew Lehfeldt of Safenet Corporation, stated, “The IAC (Information Assurance Consortium) is unique to the information security industry as it provides a forum from which multiple security vendors are able to address complex information assurance challenges with creative innovation and best of breed security solutions”
Mr. Lehfeldt added, “Likewise, the ability of the member’s of the IAC to leverage the expertise and non-biased nature of the University of Texas Information Assurance lab certified by the Department of Homeland Security and NSA to validate the reliability of an integrated solution to address specific risks inherent in many of the Nations network infrastructures goes a long way towards providing a multitude of benefits and cost savings. Customers like the Department of Defense, The National Guard and the Dept of Homeland security among others will look forward towards leveraging the collective efforts of the IAC and the University of Texas at Dallas Lab to ensure the safety and reliability of our governments mission critical systems and Network infrastructure.”
“Safenet as one of the founding members of the IAC is please to support the efforts of the consortium with regards to providing cost effective, scalable security solutions that mitigate the risks inherent in many of the government mission critical network infrastructures”.
By mitigating the inherent risks in many of the governments networks and proving the effectiveness and reliability of these integrated security solutions in the IT lab at the University of Dallas; the collective spirit of the IAC goes a long way towards addressing the complex IA security requirements of our US Federal government customers and those within the Healthcare and Financial industries.
Peter Laitin, Security Solutions Expert for Verisign, a company that watches over billions of transactions over the internet daily stated, “The IAC is an innovative cutting edge response to the needs of the security community within the federal government…finally a place ( The Lab at UTD) where proof of concept will run in an accredited lab.”
“Maintaining an IAC cyber security lab where new products are tested and integrated into customer specific solutions, clients are now in a position to exploit these technologies, safe in the knowledge that they will be fully protected against new emerging threats. The IAC also help clients comply with legislative and regulatory requirements set forth by organizations and/or mandates such as NIST, FIPS, DISA, OSD, DOD, GLBA, SOX and HIPAA and gain formal certification for standards such as the ISO 17799. The IAC also provides a broad range of services to include: supporting top-level policy, strategy and process reviews; conducting business impact analysis and risk assessment; generating customer requirements; designing business security solutions; ensuring consumer privacy; and even outsourcing the security management of a clients web sites, firewalls, remote access, e-mail, encryption, intrusion detection, etc.”
For additional information please contact Greg Baughman, VP or Program Support Services for The Morningtown Group LLC at 301-998-6121.
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