Cloakware Outlines Top Five Information Security Challenges for US Government Agencies

Protecting Privileged Access and Critical Systems Underscore Threats Facing Federal Entities

VIENNA, Va. , March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloakware Inc., the provider of proven software solutions for securing mission-critical assets, today identified the top five challenges facing federal agencies that expose them to critical security breaches. The list, compiled from in-depth conversations with industry experts and government agencies, outlines the most significant challenges facing federal organizations concerned with protecting the systems that support critical infrastructure (cyber CIP) while providing an operationally efficient environment.

With continuing reports of major security breaches and thwarted attacks at both government agencies and Fortune 2000 organizations, cyber security has never been a greater priority. Though confronting short-term economic and national defense concerns, newly elected President Obama has also ordered a 60-day review of the U.S. information security and cyber CIP policy. This call to action recognizes that a failure to implement proper security measures can facilitate internal and external threats to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the nation's critical infrastructure.

In January 2009 , the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published an update to the High-Risk Series (GAO-09-271) report outlining federal information and cyber CIP concerns. The report stated that protecting the federal government's information systems and the nation's critical infrastructure is a top-line challenge. It requires resolving identified deficiencies and fully implementing effective security programs.

In a concerted effort to comply with pending mandates from the new administration, Cloakware recognizes that government entities will be expected to implement solutions that address the following top cyber security challenges:

"Government agencies, above all else, must be unfailingly vigilant in trusting secure information to internal and external forces," said David Canellos , president and chief operating officer, Cloakware. "If exposed to the wrong user, the information controlled by these agencies can endanger the public well-being financially, legally or even physically. Cloakware's Password Management product helps these agencies take the necessary steps to meet these challenges, positioning them for better governance, less risk and greater compliance. This ultimately serves to protect the public's trust and maintain national security initiatives."

About Cloakware

Cloakware, provides innovative, secure, proven software technology solutions that enable customers to protect business and digital assets in enterprise, consumer and government markets. Cloakware's two main product lines include Cloakware Datacenter Solutions, which help organizations meet governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) objectives for privileged password management while ensuring business continuity and the security of mission-critical data and IT infrastructure. Cloakware Consumer Product Solutions protect software and content on PCs, set-top boxes, mobile phones and media players. Protecting more than one billion deployed applications, Cloakware is the security cornerstone of many of the world's largest, most recognizable and technologically advanced companies. Headquartered in Vienna, VA and Ottawa, Canada , Cloakware has regional sales offices worldwide.

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