WireHead SecurityTM Signs Partnership with North Carolina Higher Education Group


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Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 2, 2010

WireHead Security TM, an information security services firm providing customers with solutions to strengthen internal security and risk management, today announced a partnership agreement with the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU), under which member institutions can take advantage of discounted service pricing. NCICU is a statewide educational group whose mission is to support, represent, and advocate for North Carolina independent higher education.

NCICU is comprised of North Carolina’s 36 private, non-profit liberal arts, comprehensive, and research colleges and universities accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Two NCICU members, Elon University (www.elon.edu) in Elon, NC and Meredith College (www.meredith.edu) in Raleigh, are already WireHead clients.

The partnership covers WireHead’s consulting services in the areas of penetration testing, Web application assessments, source code reviews, social engineering assessments, internal risk assessments, wireless assessments, VoIP assessments and regulatory compliance readiness assessments. Wirehead also is dedicated to training and education and offers OWASP training, security awareness training and product and technology training.

“NCICU is pleased to have developed a partnership with Wirehead Security,” said Dr. A. Hope Williams, president. “Through this partnership independent colleges and universities will benefit from the volume pricing of services such as wireless assessments and security testing which will enable campuses to provide additional protection of their data.”

“The rapid growth of network and cyber security threats poses a daunting challenge for higher education at a time of tight budgets and cost pressures. We are very pleased to partner with NCICU to help make information security more affordable for the state’s independent colleges and universities,” said Michael Menefee, president of WireHead Security. “By improving the effectiveness of preventative security measures, we help our customers to reduce their business risks – remediating dangerous and costly vulnerabilities.”

NCICU represents independent higher education in the areas of state and federal public policy and on education issues with the other sectors of education in the state. The organization also provides research and information to and about private colleges and universities, conducts staff development opportunities and coordinates collaborative programs.

About WireHead Security

WireHead Security enables its clients to reduce their business risks by remediating dangerous and costly information security weaknesses. The company’s mission is to deliver high-quality security and consulting services that help organizations combat threats and institute policies and procedures to safeguard their security. WireHead is relentless in its pursuit of solutions to the growing problems of online theft, cyber fraud and the steady stream of new vulnerabilities. The firm’s proven methodology enables it to deliver the informed, independent view of customer vulnerabilities that is required for effective threat prevention. As vendor-neutral experts with up-to-the-minute knowledge of security issues that can change daily, WireHead’s expert security consultants are well qualified to perform a broad range of services. These include resolving major security challenges such as security assessment and testing, threat prevention, remediation, training, policies and procedures, regulatory compliance, and staying current with best practices.

Based in Raleigh, NC, WireHead Security LLC is privately held and was founded in January 2009. More information can be found on the Web at www.wireheadsecurity.com. You can follow WireHead Security on Twitter at http://twitter.com/WireHeadLLC, or follow Mike Menefee’s blog at http://www.hackyourself.net.

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