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Gideon Technologies CEO Ken Halley Speaking at InfoSec Nashville Conference On IT Security Metrics

Expertise Includes Sharing Best Practices of Numerous Security Disciplines

ATLANTA, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Gideon Technologies, the leading provider of information security solutions that help prioritize and measure IT risk against policy and compliance objectives, announces that CEO and co-founder, Ken Halley, CISSP, will be speaking at the InfoSec 2009 Conference in Nashville, TN on September 17, 2009. Ken's presentation, "Communicating with Security Metrics and Continuous Monitoring," addresses the use of continuous monitoring to drive the collection of metrics that IT and IT Security executives can use to measure and communicate their compliance and security posture, and provide visibility of risks as it relates to their business operations and applications.

"Ken is a thought leader and exceptional spokesperson on IT security trends, challenges, and metrics and will leave the infosec audience with best practices for solving their compliance and risk issues," said Scott Armstrong, VP Marketing & Alliances, Gideon Technologies. "His expertise includes more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of security disciplines including risk and vulnerability assessments and management, network security, and information assurance."

Prior to founding Gideon Technologies, Ken was a leader in PricewaterhouseCoopers' global information security practice where he directed a nationally distributed team of security professionals in assessing, recommending, and delivering security solutions at Fortune 200 companies. Ken Halley's presentation, part of the track, "Layer '8' The Softer Side of Security," will be given in Room 209 at the Nashville Convention Center from 3:00 - 3:50 PM.

The Nashville Technology Council and Middle Tennessee chapter of Information Systems Security Association hosts an annual conference that features nationally recognized keynote speakers, panel discussions, and multiple breakout sessions focusing on technical and management issues, as well as healthcare and other industry regulations. Attendees will be given the opportunity to learn about the latest security products and services.

Gideon Technologies, as a gold sponsor, will exhibit their flagship solution, SecureFusion(TM), an integrated IT security solution that features network discovery, baseline configuration management, vulnerability management, and reporting for enterprise risks and regulatory compliance.

About Gideon Technologies

Gideon Technologies develops network security and compliance solutions that give a clear view into IT assets and risk.

SecureFusion(TM) provides real-time visualization of every network-attached asset along with risk profile, enabling metrics and prioritization for remediation or mitigation. The solution provides private and public sector organizations with actionable data to compare against corporate and government standards or guidelines. SecureFusion has been validated by leading standards bodies, such as NIST, the National Institute of Standards & Technology, which establishes guidelines and checklists for the security configuration of operating systems and applications, such as the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC). SecureFusion has been validated for FDCC scanning and additional Secure Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) capabilities, establishing SecureFusion(TM) as the leading standards-based platform for supporting enterprise IT Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) initiatives.

The SecureFusion suite is comprised of integrated modules for Asset Discovery, Configuration Management, Policy Management, and Vulnerability Management that feed data into the SecureFusion Portal, a service-oriented architecture (SOA) interface to identify, manage, and measure information security (infosec) risks. Gideon Technologies also offers External Perimeter Monitoring Service for continuous security monitoring of an organization's Internet points-of-presence and Internet-accessible systems.

For more information, please find us on the Web at http://www.GideonTechnologies.com, by telephone at (678) 317-4300, or via email: [email protected].

"Know your assets. Know your risk."

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