November 17, 2009 - Iron Vine Partners Speak at Critical Controls Summit
...Bill Geimer, president of Iron Vine Security, addressed attendees on Friday, November 13, 2009 on the topic of how automated tools can be used to implement two extremely important security controls: Geimer is regarded as an expert in this area, and understands very well the vital role played by automated tools in reaching the critical controls. "Skybox tools can fully automate network device configuration checks and identify potential avenues of attack, in response to Critical Control 4," explained Jason Figley, partner in charge of the Security Network Engineering team at Iron Vine Security... Read Entire Press Release
October 19, 2009 - MCC CIO Dennis Lauer and Iron Vine President William Geimer Interviewed by Search CIO
...One thing that helped was translating the security metrics collected by the scans and putting them on a dashboard for management. "I am not certain that all those metrics are 100% understood by everyone at the enterprise level, but at least they know the numbers should go down," said Geimer. A "lucky" break was that MCC had already budgeted a worldwide technology refresh, which gave Lauer "the resources to actually touch every device." And touch they did, working many months to lock down the FDCC-compliant image that would go on every desktop and laptop, testing it in the lab and testing it again using nCircle's configuration manager to 97% compliance... Read Entire Article
September 15, 2009 - Computer Forensics Expert Joins Iron Vine Security
Iron Vine Security is pleased to announce that Salvatore Montemarano has accepted a position with the company. Mr. Montemarano brings over a decade of systems engineering, information security, and computer forensics knowledge. "He is a skilled examiner and engineer, as well as an incredible team player," said Brent Duckworth, Iron Vine Director of Intrusions and Forensics. "Sal's dedication and experience make him a great addition to the Iron Vine family." Mr. Montemarano has supported both publc and private sector organizations, including the U.S. Senate and U.S. Agency for International Development.
July 29, 2009 - Iron Vine Security and nCircle Help Secure Millennium Challenge Corporation
...When Dennis Lauer joined MCC as the CIO, he was immediately faced with these service, security and compliance challenges. In Mr. Lauer's view, network service instability and insecurity at headquarters was completely unacceptable. He was faced with the challenge of securely rebuilding his domestic and international information systems without interrupting the important business of providing aid to support clean water, new roads and medical assistance to impoverished people around the world... Download Case Study
July 20, 2009 - Iron Vine Security Awarded GSA Schedule 70 Contract
Iron Vine Security is now accessible via the General Services Administration Schedule 70, General Purpose Information Technology Equipment, Software, and Services. "The GSA Schedule 70 is one of the premier vehicles for IT services to the federal government," said William Geimer, Iron Vine President. "We are very pleased that our customers now have more flexibility in how they can access our services."
March 4, 2009 - Iron Vine Vice President Delivers Webinar on Managing Risk
Jason Figley provides valuable lessons-learned in a webinar on using risk metrics in outsourced IT environments. He explains how collecting the right types of metrics can enable an agency to provide proper oversight of Operations and Maintenance contractors, which is especially important when outsourcing IT systems. Figley presents a case study that illustrates this point using technology from Sybox Security and shows how effective risk metrics support practical and reasonable businness decisions. Download the Webinar
January 19, 2009 - Iron Vine President Talks with Washington Technology
...The mandate covers every government agency including the Millennium Challenge Corp., a government group that strives to reduce global poverty through the promotion of sustainable economic growth. Systems integrator Iron Vine Security LLC is assisting the organization with configuration issues, said Bill Geimer, Iron Vine's president. "Millennium Challenge is required as a government entity to report on its success on FDCC, and we're audited for compliance with that standard," Geimer said. "It is kind of a big deal in the federal space to get all of your systems compliant, and it is not easy." Millennium Challenge selected a configuration and compliance management tool from nCircle Network Security Inc., a company that automates the auditing and compliance aspects of configuration management...Read Entire Article
July 24, 2008 - Iron Vine and Stanley Associates Help Secure MCC
..."Stanley is honored to have the opportunity to support our new customer, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, in its mission to reduce global poverty through the promotion of sustainable economic growth," said Phil Nolan, chairman, president and CEO of Stanley. "We are also very pleased to be working on this effort with Iron Vine Security, LLC." Under the newly awarded contract, Stanley and Iron Vine Security, a premier Federal IT information security company and Stanley's newest small business partner, will provide support to the MCC's Chief Information Systems Security Officer (CISSO), who is responsible for overseeing and executing MCC's information systems security program...
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