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RedSiren manages network security at Washington Post

Source: Pittsburg Business Times
2003 American City Business Journals Inc.
Date: September 17, 2003

computer crime RedSiren Technologies Inc., a privately held provider of IT security products and services, has contracted to manage network security at The Washington Post. Pittsburgh-based RedSiren's information security staff will work with the Post to implement, monitor and maintain the newspaper's network protection devices. The contract covers the newspaper's networks at its facilities throughout the Washington, D.C., area. The Post's networks will be monitored at RedSiren's Secure Operations Centers, which report back to clients about potential attacks, and advises them on how best to respond.

Details of the contract were not disclosed.
The need for companies to actively protect their computer networks and data grows by the day, RedSiren said. Within the last six months, three Internet-wide incidents (Slammer, MSBlast, and SoBIG) have disrupted the operations of corporations and governments, with an estimated financial impact of more than $2.5 billion.

In addition, the latest CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey found that 75 percent of more than 500 companies answering the survey reported financial loss as a direct result of computer crime, with total losses of more than $201 million. The survey also found that denial of service attacks against networks last year cost corporations more than $65.6 million.

Original article at: http://pittsburgh.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/stories/2003/09/15/daily23.html

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