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TruSecure Expert Provides Top 10 Questions Companies Should Ask Their ASPs About Information Security


London, UK - 30th May 2002 - As organisations turn to Application Service Providers (ASPs) in greater numbers to outsource non-core business
functions, the issue of how well ASPs address information security becomes
increasingly critical. ASPs are faced with the enormous task of ensuring
that critical data and other computer-based services can be safely stored,
maintained and accessed. "Now, more than ever, organisations evaluating
ASPs need to address a number of key security issues in order to confidently
rely on an ASP," says Paul Robertson, director of risk assessment, TruSecure
(R) Corporation.



Robertson suggests every company should ask the following questions before
they select an ASP. For the complete list of top ten questions, please visit http://www.trusecure.com/html/news/press/asp.shtml

- How does your ASP prove information security due diligence?

- What is the historical performance of your ASP in terms of incidents
relating to infrastructure and/or customer activity?

- How does your ASP proactively address the flood of new vulnerabilities and
patches?

- Does your ASP have an ongoing information security program?

- What internal policies does your ASP have in place to ensure policy
compliance of human resources, Internet security, remote access, help desk,
administration, etc.?


"It is more important than ever to have appropriate security measures in
place," says Robertson. "A greater level of security should be at the
forefront of companies' minds. Companies need to be asking their application service providers these questions so that their businesses are not affected by poor information security management."


For media interested in speaking with Mr. Robertson further, please contact
Cynthia S. Smith of TruSecure Corp. at +1 (703) 480-8509, csmith@trusecure.com or Sara Claridge of Marylebone Media Relations at +44
1344 876558 or sara@marylebone.co.uk


About the Expert


Paul Robertson is director of risk assessment at TruSecure and an
internationally recognised security expert. Mr. Robertson is a contributing
writer to Information Security (R) magazine, the industry's leading trade
publication, providing news, analysis, insight and commentary on today's
infosecurity marketplace. He has more than 16 years of experience in TCP/IP,
Internet services and software as they relate to computer, network, and
information security. Prior to TruSecure, Mr. Robertson was a lead analyst for the Gannett Company where he assisted in the planning of USAToday.com, the online site for the top circulation daily newspaper in the U.S. and one of the most heavily trafficked sites in the world. Prior to Gannett, he worked for the United States Armed Forces where he provided computer and telecommunications support for the White House staff.



About TruSecure Corporation


TruSecure is the leading Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP), offering the only fully integrated, enterprise risk management services on the market. TruSecure's unique blend of proactive risk reduction with real-time
security management, monitoring and response assures continuous security of
critical business information assets. TruSecure Certification has become a
globally recognised symbol of commitment to effective security in an
interconnected economy. Additionally, TruSecure owns the independently
operated ICSA Labs (R) and Information Security (R) magazine. Headquartered
in Herndon, VA, TruSecure protects more than 700 sites in over 30 countries,
with operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.


For more
information about TruSecure, please visit http://www.trusecure.com .



TruSecure, ICSA, and Information Security are registered trademarks of
TruSecure Corporation. All other trademarks and service marks mentioned
herein are property of their respective owners.


Contacts:

Cynthia S. Smith
TruSecure Corporation
+1 (703) 480-8509
csmith@trusecure.com

Sara Claridge
Marylebone Media Relations
+44 1344 876558
sara@marylebone.co.uk

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