Expanding its security research capabilities, BindView Corp. (NASDAQ:BVEW) announced today new members and additional capabilities for its highly regarded RAZOR team. As organisations bridge the gap between IT security and compliance requirements, RAZOR is augmenting its core security capabilities with new IT security compliance experts. In addition to providing protective updates for the latest threats and vulnerabilities, RAZOR now adds IT security compliance research and expertise to its core offerings.
According to recent surveys by Gartner(1) and the InfoPro(2), enterprise organisations are merging security and compliance into the management of IT infrastructures to meet expanding regulatory requirements. The compliance expertise added to RAZOR, coupled with its refined scope, provides BindView customers with cutting edge research and expert advice for the convergence of IT security and compliance.
Global organisations are in the midst of a precarious juggling act as regulatory mandates drive a shift in resources from a pure IT security focus to IT security and compliance, said BindView Vice President of Field Marketing Chris Smith. RAZOR research cuts through the clutter and confusion of security and compliance issues with a balanced approach to protecting organisations while defining, controlling and sustaining compliance requirements.
New RAZOR Research Team Members
About Jim Hurley
Jim Hurley joins BindViews RAZOR team from The Aberdeen Group, bringing more than 16 years of experience and research development with client risk, security and compliance strategies, and organisational planning.
With Aberdeen, Hurley served as vice president of the risk, security and compliance practice where he delivered effective and actionable results for clients. A recognised organisational and security systems expert, Hurley has appeared regularly as a guest speaker at conferences, and in national and international broadcast, Internet and print media.
Hurley received a BFA from Boston University and a BSEE from Northeastern University.
About David Smith, CISSP
David E. Smith serves as a senior security compliance analyst with BindView Corporation, working on the companys RAZOR Research Team. Previously, he served as a senior product consultant with the BindView Professional Services team where he worked on major enterprise customer installations.
Smith has worked in information security for Fortune 500 companies for the last 8 years. Prior to joining BindView, he focused on information security, compliance strategy and program implementation for AEGONs North American companies, including Western Reserve Life, IDEX Mutual Funds and Transamerica. During his tenure, he helped coordinate the information security compliance programs for all of AEGONs North American operations.
About John Marchesini, Ph.D.
John Marchesini, a RAZOR security analyst, has authored numerous papers focusing on IT security, distributed systems and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). As a graduate student at Dartmouth College, he worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Security Technology Studies (ISTS). His most recent work includes the resolution of a high-profile attack which involved collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Marchesini also served in the United States Marine Corps.
Marchesini earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Dartmouth College, and holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
About Brian Wilson, CISSP
Brian Wilson serves as a senior security analyst on the RAZOR Research Team. He brings a wealth of experience to BindView, with more than 16 years in the IT industry.
Before joining BindView, Wilson served as part of the security services team at IBM. He was instrumental in the implementation of IDS/IPS software solutions, building policy database architecture and developing a forensics services proposal. Previously, he served as a senior technical analyst with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company where he focused on building and maintaining the enterprise security team for the organisation.
(1) Gartner, Security Spending Report, March 9, 2005
(2) InfoPro, Security Study Wave 4, December 13, 2004