Minneapolis, June 25, 2010 —
NetSPI, the information-security consulting firm, has joined several other companies and individuals in the Fairfield, Connecticut, area to start a group to share knowledge and strategies about information security. The other members of the group range from independent security consultants to Fortune 500 companies.
According to group member Michael Fabrico, "The group was formed because there was no information security group that met in the Fairfield area" (Stamford, Norwalk, Greenwich, Danbury, Shelton, and parts of New York's northern Westchester County). "Many companies in the area have IT security and risk/audit practitioners, but they would have to travel to Hartford or New York City for information-security networking opportunities or meetings of groups such as the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) or the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)."
The first meeting, held in Fairfield on May 26, 2010, featured a presentation on Decision-Based Security Metrics delivered by Yan Kravchenko, Director of Consulting at NetSPI. Future meetings, which will be held quarterly, will have presentations by other members or guest speakers.
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.