|[April 10, 2014]
Tripwire Donates Cybersecurity Analytics Cloud Service to Penn State
PORTLAND, Ore. --(Business Wire)--
Inc., a leading global provider of risk-based security and
compliance management solutions, today announced a gift of a cloud-based
risk and analytics cybersecurity service to the Center for Cyber
Security, Information Privacy and Trust at Penn
State's College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST). The
non-exclusive license grant provides a license to Tripwire (News - Alert)® Benchmark,
a cloud-based risk and analytics cybersecurity service. Penn State has
valued the technology at $11.75 million, and it is the single largest
contribution the College of IST has received to date.
"This very significant gift provides unique opportunities for the
College of IST for research, education and outreach," said Dr. David
Hall, dean of the College of Information Sciences and Technology. "Our
research in cyber security, big data analytics and discovery, and
human-computer interaction match very well with Tripwire's evolving
database and toolkit. We will be able to use this gift in classroom
exercises and in the curricula for our undergraduate Security
and Risk Analysis (SRA) major and graduate program in Cyber Security
and Information Assurance. We are very thankful for Tripwire's
generosity and will display the gift prominently in the IST Building's
Tripwire selected Penn State for this donation to further the education
of future cybersecurity leaders as well as develop a community of
experts that share information and analytics unavailable from other
sources. The free service will help address the serious economic and
national security issues presented by cybersecurity risks.
"We're excited about our partnership with Penn State's College of IST,"
said Rod Murchison, vice president of product management for Tripwire
and Penn State alumnus. "Our goal is to support their renowned security
and risk analysis program and help mold the next generation of
cybersecurity leaders. In addition, this donation has the potential to
have an enduring and positive impact on today's cybersecurity
professionals by providing the kind of industry analytics necessary to
maximize the value of existing security investments."
The growing national focus on information assurance and cybersecurity
and a worldwide
shortage of information security experts has organizations of every
size looking for objective, transparent analytics that can accurately
assess risk and maximize the effectiveness of security and compliance
investments. The new Penn State service is designed to deliver security
performance metrics, scorecards and analytics that help organizations
worldwide do the following:
Build risk-based security and compliance management programs based on
objective, fact-based metrics.
Prove that existing security investments and resources are protecting
the organization as well as identify areas of weakness that need
Benchmark security performance against internal goals and industry
Trend risk-based security performance metrics over time.
The grant will also be used by Penn State for additional cybersecurity
research and the development of new metrics.
State's College of IST is a leader in cybersecurity risk analysis
and has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in
Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency (News - Alert) and the
Department of Homeland Security. The unique, interdisciplinary security
and risk analysis programs at Penn State are designed to teach students
how to secure systems, evaluate and measure risk, and ensure proper
levels of privacy protection.
The free Penn State security analytics cloud service is available today
to any organization that would like to measure the effectiveness of
their IT security investments. For more information and access to
security and risk metrics, scorecards, and benchmarks please visit https://benchmark.ist.psu.edu/.
Tripwire is a leading global provider of risk-based security and
compliance management solutions, enabling enterprises, government
agencies and service providers to effectively connect security to their
business. Tripwire provides the broadest set of foundational security
controls including security
configuration management, vulnerability
integrity monitoring, log
solutions deliver unprecedented visibility, business context and
security business intelligence allowing extended enterprises to protect
sensitive data from breaches, vulnerabilities, and threats. Learn more
get security news, trends and insights at http://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/
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