2010 Press Releases

Award Recognizes Industry Leading Cyber Security Expert for Passion and Commitment to Protecting Web

Santa Clara, Calif. – October 28, 2010Cenzic Inc., the leading provider of Web application security solutions, today awarded Howard Schmidt, White House Cyber Security Coordinator, as the recipient of the company’s first ever Cenzic Cyber Security Leadership award. The award recognizes Schmidt as the industry expert that has made the biggest strides in furthering the values exemplified by the Cyber Security Awareness Month. The award was judged on the level of commitment Mr. Schmidt has shown for the cause as well as his willingness to educate others on cyber security issues.

“We are delighted to award Mr. Schmidt for his tireless efforts to promote this campaign,” said Mandeep Khera, CMO for Cenzic. “Protecting Web infrastructure has met many barriers, due in part to the ever-evolving face ofWeb security threats. Spearheading a nationwide dialogue as Mr. Schmidt has done this month has been a crucial first step to bringing awareness to those threats and creating awareness for many that have yet to adopt Web security protection. But, most importantly, Howard’s contributions to cyber security span almost four decades in both private and public sectors, which is truly remarkable and demonstrates his leadership in this field.”

To promote the national campaign during the month of October, Mr. Schmidt used a variety of tactics, including penning blogs on the White House’s official page and outreach via social media networks. He also unveiled the month’s “Stop. Think. Connect.” message as part of the campaign, a universal call to action about cyber security awareness to help all digital citizens employ universal behaviors to protect themselves. To end the month, Mr. Schmidt also hosted a cyber security themed video podcast on the White House’s official site with questions answered from his social media network outreach.

Mr. Schmidt is currently the Special Assistant to the President and the Cyber Security Coordinator for the federal government. In this role, Mr. Schmidt is responsible for coordinating interagency cyber security policy development and implementation. He is responsible coordinating engagement with federal, state, local, international, and private sector cyber security partners. Over the last 40 years, Mr. Schmidt has contributed to cyber security in executive and strategic level positions in the private sector with companies like Microsoft*, and Ebay*, as well as in the public sector including US CERT, the White House, U.S. Air Force, and FBI. He has also served in a leadership role with many associations, including the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), Information Technology Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC), and others.

As posted on his White House blog Howard Schmidt, Special Assistant to the President and the Cyber Security Coordinator for the federal government said:

"National Cyber Security Awareness Month is the time of the year we need to stop and realize all the things we can do collectively to keep our selves cyber-educated, cyber-smart, and cyber-assured. To get the full benefit of the Internet we need to reduce our vulnerabilities to make sure we are better protected."

As part of its efforts during Cyber Security Awareness Month, Cenzic is offering free resources and services to educate and protect businesses against the growing number of threats to Web security. These resources include free Website security testing with Cenzic HealthCheck, free access to Cenzic’s popular e-book on Web application security, and free educational sessions on Web security. In addition, as part of its No Website Left Behind™ program, the company offers free resources for universities and charities to aid in Web application vulnerability testing.

About Cenzic

Cenzic, a trusted provider of software and SaaS security products, helps organizations secure their websites against hacker attacks. Cenzic focuses on Web Application Security, automating the process of identifying security defects at the Web application level where more than 75 percent of hacker attacks occur. Our dynamic, black box Web application testing is built on a non-signature-based technology that finds more “real” vulnerabilities as well as provides vulnerability management, risk management, and compliance for regulations and industry standards such as PCI. Cenzic solutions help secure the websites of numerous Fortune 1000 companies, all major security companies, leading government agencies and universities, and hundreds of SMB companies -- overall helping to secure trillions of dollars of e-commerce transactions. The Cenzic solution suite fits the needs of companies across all industries, from a cloud solution (Cenzic Cenzic Cloud™), to testing remotely via our managed service (Cenzic Cenzic Managed Cloud), to a full enterprise software product (Cenzic Cenzic Enterprise™) for managing security risks across the entire company.

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