Information Security Consulting Firm Assessed Risks, Advised on Protective Measures in Advance of Republican National Convention
Minneapolis, October 7, 2008 — NetSPI, a company specializing in information security assessments
and the development of information security programs, was tapped by the City of St. Paul to evaluate risks to critical
infrastructure and advise on the cityís preparedness for the Republican National Convention (RNC).
First, NetSPI advised the city on what should be tested. Then the company performed readiness assessments on such elements
of critical infrastructure as the cityís water supply and the Police Departmentís computer-aided dispatch system. The company
also conducted vulnerability assessments and penetration testing on other networks at public facilities such as libraries and
recreation centers, using a variety of electronic and physical techniques, as well as social engineering. As a result, NetSPI
was able to advise the city on a number of protective measures. Details on these measures have not been made public for security reasons.
Andrea Casselton, IT Director for the City of St. Paul, said that
Preparing for the RNC was a large, multi-faceted undertaking,
and NetSPI provided valuable help with its assessments and recommendations.
Deke George, CEO of NetSPI, noted that
We are proud to have been selected by St. Paul for these important projects,
and to have contributed to the enormous effort that went into preparing for this event.
NetSPI is a privately held information-security consulting company founded in 2001. By using its consulting team's deep security knowledge and its CorrelatedVM vulnerability management & reporting solution, the company is a trusted advisor to large enterprises. NetSPI provides a range of assessment and advisory services designed to analyze and mitigate risks and ensure compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards. Clients include large financial services firms, retailers, healthcare organizations and technology companies.
More information is available at www.netspi.com.