Pavisor to Shield Federal Agencies from Identity Theft

By | December 11, 2006

To shut down the growing trend of data security threats aimed at government agencies, Pavisor Inc. today announced the launch of its operations and unveiled a new data privacy service specifically designed for federal government organizations. Pavisor´s formation was made public at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association´s Army IT Day.

The company will help U.S. government agencies detect, alert, prevent and report on identity theft incidents and vulnerabilities. Pavisor´s engineers, who hold top-secret clearance, leverage the company´s PavisProtect(TM) Emergency Assessment Service methodology to quickly determine whether a federal agency is leaking unencrypted personal information, making it vulnerable to identity theft. The Pavisor team also supplies Common Criteria-certified SecureNet IPS and Compliance Commander ID Theft Prevention technologies to mitigate data privacy and IT security threats.

Pavisor engineers already have performed IT security and data privacy assessments at more than a dozen major U.S. Army sites and nearly 100 leading financial services institutions across the country.

“With weekly news reports about U.S. government identity thefts, American citizens are increasingly concerned about the potential loss of their personal information,” said Eric H. Gore, president and chief executive officer of Pavisor. “That´s why Pavisor has assembled a team with considerable DoD IT security experience to help agencies find and fix data privacy vulnerabilities. This will eliminate further loss of personal information, while also boosting the confidence of the citizens and employees these agencies serve.”

The PavisProtect(TM) service is designed for minimal operational impact and includes deployment of Common Criteria-certified SecureNet IPS sensors and the Compliance Commander ID Theft Prevention system. These technologies simultaneously monitor all agency network communications ports and protocols. Compliance Commander then detects and blocks any unencrypted personally identifiable information (PII) instantly, thus averting loss of unprotected personal data from the agency´s network. The suite protects against a wide range of threats including identity theft vulnerabilities, malicious intrusion attempts, denial-of-service attacks, viruses, worms, spyware and more.

Based on the activity detected, Pavisor creates a complete, 20-page Agency ID Theft Risk Assessment Report. The report includes details such as event time-stamps, sender/receiver address information, content packet captures and more.

“Through their many accomplishments at DoD and financial institutions nationwide, Pavisor engineers have acquired the requisite experience and trust that federal agencies require,” said Gary Clayton, president of Privacy Compliance Group, Inc. “The PavisProtect Emergency Assessment service and Common Criteria-certified products are just in time to help the U.S. government gain an advantage over those who would steal or do harm with its citizens´ personal information.”

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