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SecurED Uses Characters to Make Training Memorable; Tech Experts from DDI and Veracode To Present Breakthrough Security Risk Assessment Offering at Upcoming Event
SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Employee negligence is a major security risk for companies worldwide, according to a Ponemon Institute study.1 Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), the premier provider of managed security risk assessment solutions, plans to demonstrate how a lighthearted training approach can strengthen companies' security posture at the upcoming RSA Conference, which will be held from February 25 to March 1 in San Francisco. DDI Executive Vice President and CTO Gordon MacKay and Veracode Founder and CTO Chris Wysopal will also present new, integrated security risk assessment solutions in their session titled SAST, DAST and Vulnerability Assessments, 1+1+1 = 4 at the event on February 27.
DDI's SecurEDTM training program, which features quirky characters like Larry the Bear, is revolutionizing security training with a fresh, new approach. Unlike boring traditional security training sessions that require employees to assemble at a central location for a long, dry presentation, SecurED delivers serious security knowledge via video modules scripted by an award-winning comedy sketch writer. Employees can access the 12 SecurED modules – anytime from anywhere – from virtually any desktop, laptop or mobile device.
DDI will showcase SecurED at Booth #2637, demonstrating how humor can make security training "sticky." SecurED features fun videos as well as messaging support in the form of break room posters, tests and employee communications. Attendees can check out SecurED, an affordable program that helps Fortune 500 companies and businesses of all sizes create a culture of security and address issues like social engineering, password security, social media dangers, safe browsing, mobile device security and much more.
MacKay and Wysopal will present "SAST, DAST and Vulnerability Assessments, 1+1+1 = 4" at the RSA Conference. Their informative session will give attendees an overview of how a holistic approach to security assessment can deliver insights into network vulnerabilities and application code flaws, allowing the comprehensive management assessment results and remediation to produce financial and labor efficiencies.
"The RSA Conference is a must-attend event for InfoSec professionals," said DDI President & CEO Larry Hurtado. "We're excited about joining Veracode to share our breakthrough security risk assessment strategy with conference attendees, and we're looking forward to showing how SecurED can deliver serious training with an engaging, fun approach."
To learn more about DDI, please visit www.ddifrontline.com. To find out more about SecurED, please visit http://www.ddifrontline.com/security-awareness-education/secured.
About Digital Defense
Founded in 1999, Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI) is the premier provider of managed security risk assessment solutions protecting billions in assets for small businesses to Fortune companies in over 65 countries. DDI's dedicated team of experts helps organizations establish a culture of security through regular information security assessments, awareness education and decisive security intelligence. This proven method bolsters the capability of organizations to reduce risk and keep information, intellectual property and reputations secure. The combination of DDI's certified security analysts, patent-pending scanning technology and proprietary cloud-based vulnerability management system, Frontline™ Solutions Platform, delivers the most powerful assessment results and remediation management solutions possible. Contact DDI at 877-273-4202 or ddifrontline.com.
1 2011 Cost of Data Breach Ponemon Institute© Study, March 2012, sponsored by Symantic©
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