Infosec IslandTM Online Community for Infosec Pros Launches Year-End Membership Drive

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Join Free IT Security Online Community by December 31st and Automatically Be Entered in Infosec Port of Call Drawing

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“Infosec Island is attractive to members because saving time reduces the cost of guarding against security threats and makes our security efforts more successful,” said Jeff Howlett, CIO of Meredith College (www.meredith.edu) in Raleigh, NC.

Infosec Island TM, the new online community designed especially for IT and network professionals who manage information security, risk and compliance issues, today announced a special year-end promotion as part of its membership drive. From now until December 31, anyone who signs up for a free membership will be automatically entered in the Infosec Port of Call Drawing to win one of three great prizes. In addition, all current members will be automatically entered as well.

Infosec Island is the growing new online community and social network designed for the security needs of small-to-medium businesses and other organizations facing the primary and on-going challenges of security. There are lots of good infosec sources out there, but no other community offers infosec pros the unique combination that Infosec Island does:

  •     Managed services security platform,
  •     Premium security services,
  •     Free security tools,
  •     Direct communication with peers,
  •     Secure infosec portal, and
  •     Built-in social network.

Drawing prizes will include:

  •     First Prize is a FREE security training course of your choice from Global Knowledge. (Value up to $3,995. The winning member gets their choice of classroom or online instruction.)
  •     Second Prize – The second prize winning member will receive a FREE one-year subscription to the IslandPKITM solution for encrypting sensitive records and documents to share them safely via the Web—available only on Infosec Island. IslandPKI is an easy-to-use solution for encrypting sensitive records and documents to share them safely via the Web that takes the complexity out of using public key infrastructure (PKI) encryption technology.
  •     Third Prize – each of the five third prize winners will receive a special “Goodie Bag” of gifts from GFI Software.

The drawing ends on December 31st and winners will be announced in mid-January. Click here to join Infosec Island. It’s free, and you’ll be automatically entered in the drawing.

“Infosec Island is attractive to members because saving time reduces the cost of guarding against security threats and makes our security efforts more successful,” said Jeff Howlett, CIO of Meredith College (http://www.meredith.edu) in Raleigh, NC. “By improving the efficiency and effectiveness of preventative measures, over the long run Infosec Island will help us to lower our exposure to security risks.”

“In today’s hyper speed world, where new information security threats come fast and furious, IT and security managers need a safe haven where they can find the help, services and information they need quickly and easily. We’re working hard to make Infosec Island that place, and we’re doing everything we can to encourage people to join our community,” said Michael Menefee, president of WireHead Security, publishers of Infosec Island.

Infosec Island also provides its members with infosec news and information and relevant content based on personalized organizational and industry views. It’s the first secure infosec community featuring not only SSL-based security, but additional options for its members, including highly secure message/file transfer and (coming soon) enhanced authentication. The free tools available to Infosec Island members include a DNS Security Tool that allows members to check their name servers for common configuration errors, and an SSL Certificate Checker Tool (from SSLLabs) that allows members to likewise check their SSL certificates for errors.

About Infosec Island
Infosec Island is a new type of online community designed specifically for IT professionals who manage security, risk and compliance. Unlike other infosec portals, it combines the benefits of IT security portals and social networking into a single, vendor-neutral community. Infosec Island members improve their organization’s security, save time and reduce their costs by taking advantage of a unique set of benefits, including infosec news and information, built-in social networking capabilities, relevant content based on personalized organizational views, free security tools and premium Web-based security services. Infosec Island is the first secure infosec community featuring not only SSL-based security, but additional options for higher security levels. Membership is free.

Developed by professional services firm WireHead Security (http://www.wireheadsecurity.com), Infosec Island focuses on several industry sectors, including higher education, K-12, government, banking and insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, scientific research and other SMB enterprises. Based in Raleigh, NC, WireHead Security enables its clients to reduce their business risks by remediating dangerous and costly information security weaknesses. The company delivers high-quality security solutions and consulting services that help organizations combat threats and institute policies and procedures to safeguard their security. WireHead Security LLC is privately held and was founded in January 2009. More information can be found on the Web at http://www.infosecisland.com. You can follow Infosec Island on Twitter at http://twitter.com/InfosecIsland, or follow Mike Menefee’s blog at http://www.hackyourself.net.

Infosec Island, IslandPKI and WireHead Security are trademarks of WireHead Security LLC.

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