By John McHale
KILLEEN & RICHARDSON, Texas - Officials at the Aberdeen Group of the U.S. Army Directorate of Information Management (DOIM) selected Intrusion Inc. and the U.S Army at Fort Hood (Fort Hood) for its 2005 Best Security Practices award.
Nominated organizations were selected based on implementing best practices in the following five areas of specialization for security:
- Network infrastructure
- Identity and access
- Host, data, application, and information protection
- Threat and vulnerability and change management
- Security policies, procedures, audit, and risk management reporting
Aberdeen’s Compliance, Security, and Risk Management practice then screened all nominees from around the world using 11 categories of IT security criteria. Only 10 organizations were selected for the award from the field of nominees including commercial companies, state, local and federal government institutions, universities, and other entities.
“Like all organizations today, the information infrastructure supporting our troops for the U.S. Army at Fort Hood is under constant attack from multiple fronts and from enemies using different types of weapons,” says Dennis Sheppard, director of information management at Fort Hood. “The DOIM’s Information Assurance team worked closely with strategic vendor partners such as Intrusion Inc. to implement the necessary countermeasures required to safeguard our IT systems and support the Army’s mission to win the Global War on Terror.”
“One result of our close partnering with the Fort Hood DOIM was the creation of a new SecureNet reporting system the Army now calls their MA-COM Report,” says Ben Bittle, director of product management at Intrusion. “The new report breaks down security event details by the Army’s major command organizations, allowing DOIM IA personnel to more effectively deploy resources when needed.”
Intrusion’s Common Criteria certified SecureNet systems were deployed, along with the company’s Security Status Review (SSR) program to help increase visibility of attack details and employ fast-action “under-attack” response mechanisms such as intrusion prevention, real-time displays and sophisticated forensic analyses, Intrusion officials say. In addition to the Army’s SecureNet system for intrusion prevention, the Fort Hood DOIM deployed Intrusion’s SecureNet SpySnare to block all forms of spyware and unauthorized peer-to-peer communications, often a source of spyware infections.
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