Secure Elements Receives OVAL Repository Top Contributor Award for Advancing Open Information Security Content Standards for the 3rd Quarter of 2007

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Distinction reflects deep domain expertise in the XML standards being actively adopted by US Federal Agencies.

Secure Elements is recognized again for their invaluable content submissions of new definitions and enhancements to existing Repository content.

Secure Elements, the industry leader in standards-based IT audit and compliance management, today announced that the company has received the Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language (OVAL™) Repository Top Contributor Award from The MITRE Corporation for contributions of security compliance content to the Repository for the 3rd Quarter of 2007.

“The OVAL Repository Top Contributor Award is reserved for organizations that assist in making the OVAL Repository a gold standard for open information security content,” said Jon Baker of the MITRE Corporation and part of the group moderating OVAL. “Secure Elements is recognized again for their invaluable content submissions of new definitions and enhancements to existing Repository content.”

OVAL is an international, information security community standard that promotes open and publicly available security content and standardizes the transfer of this information across security tools and services. The OVAL Repository, hosted by The MITRE Corporation, contains OVAL content that organizations can use to determine the presence of a specified software vulnerability, configuration issue, program or patch.

“Secure Elements is proud to lead the growing OVAL community by contributing our information assurance expertise,” said Andrew Bove, Chief Technical Officer for Secure Elements. “This recognition reflects our commitment to support publicly available security content initiatives such as the OVAL Repository and for the NIST Information Security Automation Program (ISAP), where we are the custodians of the XML content for auditing the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) for Microsoft Vista and XP.”

About Secure Elements:
Secure Elements develops innovative products that help organizations achieve IT security compliance. We enable organizations to audit, evaluate, and comply with internal, industry, and regulatory policies. Our solutions reduce business risk and IT management costs while improving systems performance and maintaining business continuity. Based in Northern Virginia, Secure Elements serves organizations in the federal government and critical infrastructure markets, as well as the Global 1000.

Piper Conrad
On Behalf of Secure Elements
Phone: (703) 287-7820


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