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Improve Qualys Guard Investment With Free Training

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Improve Qualys Guard Investment With Free Training

Jacadis recommends factoring training costs into your security control selection process.  Conducting assessments, we routinely find security technology implementations being run by professional staff without the necessary knowledge to effectively use them.  Training typically was not considered in these cases because of the cost.  Training, of course, can cost several thousand dollars just for a course and if travel is required it can easily double that price tag. But training is critical to getting your full investment out of your security tools and it is often the difference between the safeguard working and failing.

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Risk I/O Partners with Jacadis Strategic IT Security Solutions

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New Partnership enables organizations to prioritize their remediation by identifying the most critical vulnerabilities in their environment

Columbus, OH November 26, 2013 – Risk I/O, a software-as-a-service platform that correlates external Internet breach and exploit data with vulnerability data to monitor, measure, and prioritize vulnerability remediation, has partnered with Strategic IT Security Solution company Jacadis to promote its vulnerability correlation, analysis, and prioritization application.

Jacadis will be introducing to their clients the range of risk and vulnerability intelligence solutions in Risk I/O’s portfolio, including real-time analysis of global attack and breach data, alongside security vulnerabilities, to help businesses identify where they are most likely to be attacked. The platform prioritizes vulnerabilities and provides customizable Risk Meters, allowing organizations to easily measure risk across their IT environments.

“We are very excited to be partnering with a trusted reseller such as Jacadis,” Ed Bellis, President and Cofounder of Risk I/O commented, “Jacadis will be able to now offer a way for their client network to identify where attacks are most likely to occur through a prioritized list of vulnerabilities to fix.”

Risk I/O strives to ensure that the automated vulnerability scanning solutions from web application, host, network, and database vulnerability assessment tools that it connects to align as closely as possible with solutions its audience has in place. Through a centralized, easy-to-use application, Risk I/O makes it easy for organizations to monitor and measure all parts of their environment and their exposure to active attacks.

Doug Davidson, CEO of Jacadis added, “Most breaches are preventable. Attacks come through known holes in a target’s defenses. But vulnerability management, the actions we take to remove and reduce those holes, is hard. From a business perspective we don’t know how to focus our time and treasure. From a technical perspective the task seems daunting with many asking “where do I start?!”. Risk I/O gives us actionable information to help us focus time, treasure and technical effort on those vulnerabilities most likely to be attacked. We are excited to welcome Risk I/O into the family of tools we use to help customers reduce their attack surface and improve their security effectively and efficiently.”

About Risk I/O

Risk I/O is the first software-as-a-service to use external Internet breach and exploit data to monitor, measure, and prioritize vulnerabilities across an enterprise’s environment. Risk I/O does this by connecting to an organization’s vulnerability scanners, processing each vulnerability against known Internet breaches and exploits to see if there is a match. Risk I/O then shows the prioritized list of remediation activities to reduce their security risk. Organizations can use the service to manage and measure all parts of their environment with each part having its own Risk Meter to indicate exposure to active attacks. Risk I/O processes over one billion vulnerabilities against breach data a month for its users. Backed by US Venture Partners, Tugboat Ventures, Costanoa Venture Capital and Hyde Park Angels, Risk I/O is headquartered in Chicago, IL. For more information, visit http://www.risk.io.

About Jacadis

Jacadis, an award-winning provider of strategic information security and privacy solutions, virtual security staffing, and professional services, grew from the concept that being secure creates a competitive advantage. Jacadis helps companies manage the risks of running and growing a business in a threat-filled digital world through the development of long term profitable relationships. 
Jacadis helps clients operationalize their security, privacy and compliance through four services areas:

  • Assess and Measure
  • Build and Deploy
  • Manage and Defend
  • Respond and Recover

These four service areas are delivered either as strategic professional solutions packages, or through end-to-end virtual security staffing.

– See more at: http://www.jacadis.com/blog/risk-io-partners-with-jacadis-strategic-it-security-solutions/#sthash.Hz9xhdeF.dpuf

Jacadis and TraceSecurity Partner to Simplify IT GRC Management

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New partnership enables organizations to create comprehensive IT GRC programs leveraging TraceCSO, a single cloud-based software solution

Columbus, OH – November 12, 2013 – Jacadis, a strategic information security solution company, today announced a partnership with TraceSecurity, the pioneer in cloud-based IT governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions, to promote its flagship software solution, TraceCSO. Under terms of the agreement, Jacadis customers can now implement and manage on-going, risk-based information security programs that allow them to automate their audit and compliance management and reporting.

Jacadis will introduce its clients to a range of GRC management solutions from TraceSecurity, including TraceCSO.  TraceCSO allows organizations of any size, industry or security skill level to evaluate, create, implement and manage a holistic, risk-based IT security strategy. The innovative solution provides comprehensive visibility and accountability, improving risk profiles across all areas of an organization and protecting sensitive data from today’s top security risks.

 ”TraceCSO continues to deliver exceptional results for organizations looking to quickly and cost-effectively manage growing risk and compliance requirements,” said Peter Stewart, president and CEO of TraceSecurity. “We are excited to have Jacadis as one of our Partners, as we share mutual goals of both solving client security challenges and providing outstanding customer service.  Their experience in information security and professional services is an excellent fit for selling and supporting TraceCSO.”

 With TraceCSO, organizations have an affordable, scalable solution that can be easily deployed to centralize and tightly integrate key functional areas – including risk management, auditing, governance and compliance reporting; as well as specific areas of policy, process, training, vendor, BIA/BCP, vulnerability and incident management – all required to build and manage an on-going risk-based information security program with no third-party software required.

Doug Davidson, CEO of Jacadis added, “We look forward to helping our clients simplify their efforts to operate securely in a compliant fashion so that they can go back to their effort of running and growing their businesses.”

About TraceSecurity

TraceSecurity, a leading pioneer in cloud-based security solutions, provides IT governance, risk and compliance (GRC) management solutions. The company’s cloud-based services help organizations achieve, maintain and demonstrate security compliance while significantly improving their security posture. With more than 1500 customers, TraceSecurity supports the security and risk management efforts of organizations in financial services, healthcare, insurance, government and other regulated sectors. Founded in 2004, the company has executive offices in Silicon Valley and offices in Baton Rouge, La. For more information, call (225) 612-2121 or visit www.tracesecurity.com.

About Jacadis

Jacadis, an award-winning provider of strategic information security and privacy solutions, virtual security staffing, and professional services, grew from the concept that being secure creates a competitive advantage. Jacadis helps companies manage the risks of running and growing a business in a threat-filled digital world through the development of long term profitable relationships. 
Jacadis helps clients operationalize their security, privacy and compliance through four services areas:

  • Assess and Measure
  • Build and Deploy
  • Manage and Defend
  • Respond and Recover

These four service areas are delivered either as strategic professional solutions packages, or through end-to-end virtual security staffing.

– See more at: http://www.jacadis.com/blog/jacadis-and-tracesecurity-partner-to-simplify-it-grc-management/#sthash.7j2c1tKG.dpuf

FireMon Appoints Jacadis as Value Added Reseller for its Security Posture Management Solution

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New Partnership offers Enterprises Real-time Security Management and Risk Analysis Solutions to Automate Network Security and Reduce Operations Costs

Columbus, OH-  October 11, 2013 – FireMon, the leading provider of security management and risk analysis solutions, has appointed Strategic IT Security Solution company Jacadis to promote its risk analysis and policy and configuration management solutions.  The appointment forms part of the security vendor’s channel strategy of establishing a network of resellers and Managed Service Providers with the requisite level of skills and expertise to add value and offer complementary focus in terms of different vertical markets and geographies.

Jacadis will be introducing to their clients the range of security solutions in FireMon’s network security portfolio, including the recently released FireMon Security Manager 7.0, that greatly improves an IT security team’s ability to identify, understand and manage changes in security posture – in real-time. The new capabilities apply best practice models from FireMon’s deep knowledge base in security infrastructure management, with increased automation, customization and analytical capabilities. As a result, customers can more rapidly and effectively identify, assess and prioritize configuration and compliance issues – and understand and address higher-level business risk.

Todd DeBell, VP Channels for FireMon commented, “Trusted resellers like Jacadis can benefit from our solution not only by offering the solution to its enterprise customers to improve their management of security policies but also by recommending it as a managed service to its customers to unburden them from this time-intensive yet vital process of managing the security policies for the growing number and diversity of devices in the corporate network.”

Doug Davidson, CEO of Jacadis added, “Jacadis’s enterprise clients have made a significant investment in their security infrastructures to ensure the integrity and availability of their resources. The FireMon suite of products will ensure security managers are performing the day-to-day activities to keep them running efficiently and preparing for the worst case in overcoming outages, downtime and breaches.  Jacadis is proud to add FireMon to their portfolio and are looking forward to introducing their security management products to Jacadis customers.”

About FireMon

FireMon provides enterprises and government with security management software that gives them deeper visibility and tighter control over their network security infrastructure. The FireMon solution set – Security Manager, Policy Planner, and Risk Analyzer  – enables customers to identify network risk, proactively eliminate those vulnerabilities and strengthen security throughout the organization, and reduce the cost of security operations and compliance. Together, they create a highly-effective and consistent solution for efficiently managing security operations. For more information, visit http://www.firemon.com.

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About Jacadis

Jacadis, an award-winning provider of strategic information security and privacy solutions, virtual security staffing, and professional services, grew from the concept that being secure creates a competitive advantage. Jacadis helps companies manage the risks of running and growing a business in a threat-filled digital world through the development of long term profitable relationships. 
Jacadis helps clients operationalize their security, privacy and compliance through four services areas:

  • Assess and Measure
  • Build and Deploy
  • Manage and Defend
  • Respond and Recover

These four service areas are delivered either as strategic professional solutions packages, or through end-to-end virtual security staffing.

– See more at: http://www.jacadis.com/blog/firemon-appoints-jacadis-as-value-added-reseller-for-its-security-posture-management-solution/#sthash.h31Gdprx.dpuf

Jacadis and FireMon Lunch and Learn Event

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How to Find – and Fix First – Network Vulnerabilities Most Likely to Get Attacked

If you run a large network, figuring out what to fix first when vulnerabilities arise is crucial to minimizing your security and compliance risks. This never-ending, high-pressure task determines whether your IT resources are closing the right holes, or getting side-tracked by threats that could be handled later or mitigated in other ways.

Join Jacadis and FireMon to learn how vulnerability scans and network security configuration information can be combined automatically to identify which problems you should tackle first. This risk-centric approach to finding and fixing vulnerabilities delivers greater security and compliance with less effort and expense.

Jacadis and FireMon experts will be on hand to answer questions and discuss your specific security environment.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2013 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

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4145 The Strand West
Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH 43219

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Jacadis … Bigger. Faster. Stronger.

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Change seems constant in information technology and information security.

Eleven years ago we started Jacadis to focus on two key services.  We hardened servers for companies investing in web technologies and we assessed the security of our client’s internet connections against the best practices of the time.

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Overwatch: Staying on Top of Your Vulnerabilities

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If you’re an information security professional, you know that managing your vulnerabilities in your environment isn’t a sprint. It’s a marathon.

New vulnerabilities are discovered each day, and it isn’t enough for us to turn on Windows Updates and hope for the best. Attackers aren’t just looking at OS vulnerabilities. They’re also looking at the software you have on your desktop, that nifty app on your mobile phone, and the scripts you have running on your website.

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