RedSiren Announces Enterprise Licensing for Online Information Security Training

October 14, 2002

Responding to companies’ needs for greater information security training and in support of new federal government initiatives, RedSiren™ Technologies, Inc., the world’s largest privately held information security solutions firm, today announced the immediate availability of enterprise-wide licensing for courses conducted through its Information Security University™ (InfoSecU™). For the first time, organizations are now able to deploy InfoSecU courses directly to their employees through their corporate intranet. This new offering is in addition to InfoSecU’s existing service, where companies can purchase courses directly from a dedicated InfoSecU Web site.

InfoSecU is the most complete source of online information security education available today, offering a comprehensive, Web-based curriculum to corporations and individuals who want to expand their understanding of information security principles and best practices. The courses are self- paced and highly interactive. InfoSecU provides cost-effective, just-in-time training that can be expanded and customized to include corporate information security policies and practices.

Dain Gary, RedSiren’s chief security officer, cited the government’s recent draft report, “The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace,” which stated, “Each American who depends on cyberspace, the network of information networks, must secure that part that they own or for which they are responsible.” He also noted that InfoSecU’s courses particularly benefit companies affected by emerging federal privacy regulations, such as the Gramm- Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) for financial institutions and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which covers health care organizations.

“Information security has become the responsibility of every single person within a company,” Gary said. “The understanding they need to safeguard their company’s networks can change daily. With enterprise licensing, RedSiren is making it possible for people to grasp both the basic and in-depth issues needed to ensure informational integrity, and to put it to immediate use.”

Distance learning systems, such as InfoSecU, have rapidly gained wide acceptance; a recent Gartner Group report says, “E-learning is emerging as a credible way to continue training initiatives, using the networked infrastructure to connect dispersed employees … the money spent on e-learning content will be used to create simulation exercises that allow learners to apply their knowledge in real-world settings.” In addition, a U.S. Army report says that people who take online courses retain 70 percent more knowledge.

RedSiren offers two InfoSecU course packages to help companies meet specific educational needs:

— For firms that want to provide employees with a basic level of instruction on general security awareness, a special InfoSecU “Quick Start” program is available on a corporate-wide basis, with the first year’s maintenance fee waived.

— Companies that require their workers to have in-depth and updated knowledge on the full range of information security issues can take advantage of an enterprise license, giving them continuous access to the full range of InfoSecU courses, including updated information that can be used to obtain and retain CISSP certification.

“This is the first time that an entire body of infosec knowledge has been made available on such a wide scale,” Gary noted. “Companies seriously looking at their long-term security needs will understand the value that InfoSecU brings, both immediately and for the future.”

Enterprise pricing for the InfoSecU packages begins at $35,000 annually. More information about Information Security University is available online at, or by calling RedSiren at 888.434.6734.

About RedSiren

RedSiren, the world’s largest privately held information security solutions firm, provides enterprises with a higher level of security by protecting their computer networks and their corporate-critical information from unauthorized access. RedSiren, based in Pittsburgh, specializes in information security services, security awareness training and technology offerings for Global1000 companies and mid-tier enterprises. The company has demonstrated worldwide leadership as a valued security resource and services provider. It maintains strategic relationships with a wide range of hardware, software and service vendors, as well as the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC), a federally funded research and development center operated by Carnegie Mellon University, and the FBI’s InfraGard initiative. RedSiren’s investors include Redleaf Group (, Mellon Ventures (, and Carnegie Mellon University ( a href=”” target=”blank”> More information about RedSiren can be obtained from the company’s website (, or by calling 888.434.6734.

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