Leading Information Security Company and Internationally Recognized Internet Security Training Company Complete Merger

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Foreground Security, a leading provider of information internet security solutions, services and internet security training and The Hacker Academy, an internationally-recognized information security training company merger became official in June, 2008.

This will open the door to many new challenges and great opportunities for both organizations and we look forward to providing our customers with a more comprehensive package of information security services as a result of this merger

Foreground Security and The Hacker Academy today announced a merger that completed last month. The agreement between Foreground Security, a leading provider of information security solutions, internet security services and training and The Hacker Academy, an internationally-recognized information security training company became official in June, 2008. The two companies together have an impressive client list that includes NASA, Google, IRS, CDC, McKesson and other major corporations and government agencies.

The companies have utilized their information security professionals in a variety of ways, ranging from performing penetration testing, to role-based training, to courses on ethical hacking. In the agreement Aaron Cohen, the founder and president of The Hacker Academy will retain his role of Managing Partner and EVP of Business Development. "This is an excellent opportunity to take The Hacker Academy to a higher level. We have become known for our delivery of extremely high level courses to organizations globally and will continue to do so under the Foreground name", says Mr. Cohen. Foreground security is now in a position to expand their offerings in the world of IT security training with the on-site and public classes offered through The Hacker Academy. David Amsler, Managing Partner and CIO of Foreground Security says, "Bringing The Hacker Academy into Foreground Security is very exciting, given that the need for services in addition to those that we have been providing for over ten years is growing. We are now being called upon for information security awareness and IT security training, The Hacker Academy is the perfect outlet for this". The Hacker Academy will continue to carry its name and branding as a part of Foreground Security. "This will open the door to many new challenges and great opportunities for both organizations and we look forward to providing our customers with a more comprehensive package of information security services as a result of this merger", says Cohen.

About Foreground Security
With offices in Florida, Illinois, and Virginia, Foreground Security offers a combination of software, services, and education to help mitigate information security risks that are a part of today's business world. Through a strategic approach to security, Foreground enables organizations to optimize their network security investment and take a proactive approach in protecting their most important information assets from potential threats. Foreground Security was founded by information security professionals with over 20 years of experience. More information on Foreground Security can be found at http://www.ForegroundSecurity.com

About The Hacker Academy
The Hacker Academy specializes in information security training and produces the best courses that closely fit real time security issues while assuring that all aspects of their products are of the highest quality. The Hacker Academy has been featured on CNBC, CBSnews.com, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor and more. With its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, The Hacker Academy's instructors have extensive experience as consultants, authors and practitioners. For more information, visit http://www.thehackeracademy.com.

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