Certified Security Solutions, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of DHK Associates, Inc.

Expanding security services and market share in the Pacific Northwest.

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Combined with the deep security expertise of CSS, our specialized knowledge and quality assurance capability creates a streamlined workflow providing our customers comprehensive and integrated, audit, regulatory and risk management services.

Kirkland, WA (PRWEB) June 18, 2007

Certified Security Solutions, Inc. (CSS), a leading provider of information security consulting services, today announced the acquisition of Portland, OR based DHK Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in the delivery of regulatory compliance (Sarbanes Oxley, PCI, IT audit), quality assurance, risk assessment, and project management services.

Recognized by Puget Sound Business Journal in 2005 & 2006 as one of Washington's "100 Fastest Growing Private Companies", CSS is quietly building a solid reputation and impressive clientele that includes a substantial portion of the Fortune 1000 companies throughout North America. The combination of security consulting, compliance and assessment services, technology solutions and technical support services meets a growing demand for an ever widening spectrum of IT security related services in the business community.

"The merger of DHK and CSS enhances our ability to provide an exceptionally high degree of customer satisfaction and expands our services offered to include security audit and compliance," said Michael Evans, Chief Executive Officer, CSS. "Our company gains a new practice to help solve our customers' security compliance issues and the highly skilled principals of DHK will now be able to expand this capability nationally. I'm very happy to have DHK as part of our team."

DHK Consultants provide regulatory compliance, project management, imaging, process analysis, and quality assurance consulting services to large state agencies and both private and publicly traded companies. Most importantly, DHK brings extensive project management, documentation, testing, and controls identification required by many businesses under the Sarbanes Oxley Act and Payment Card Industry (PCI) regulations.

Cheryl Klein, CEO, DHK Associates, joins the CSS management team to extend the practice nationally. "The synergies of our company's knowledge and technical expertise increase efficiencies for our customers," says Ms. Klein. "Combined with the deep security expertise of CSS, our specialized knowledge and quality assurance capability creates a streamlined workflow providing our customers comprehensive and integrated, audit, regulatory and risk management services."

This strengthens the CSS footprint in the Pacific Northwest, with mutual customers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. The combined services will be integrated and distributed throughout the Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast operation hubs for CSS.

About Certified Security Solutions, Inc.:
CSS is an information security consulting firm with operations throughout North America. Headquartered in Kirkland, WA, CSS maintains regional offices in Cleveland, OH and Orlando, FL with additional branch offices throughout the United States and Canada. CSS helps clients leverage existing and emerging technologies in practical ways to reduce risk and protect information assets. CSS specializes in three critical areas of information security: security performance management, identity and access management, and application and platform security. For more information, visit http://www.css-security.com.

About DHK Associates, Inc.:
DHK is a privately held Northwest consulting firm specializing in the delivery of quality assurance, risk assessment, Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), Payment Card Industry (PCI), and project management services. DHK also provides organizational and service delivery assessments, strategy development, management consulting, project management, feasibility study development, business process analysis and redesign, and related services. The firm's principal consultants have extensive experience in providing these services to both private and public companies and state agencies. For more information, visit http://www.dhkassociates.com.

Contact:
Rick DeCamp
Vice President, Product Development and Marketing
425.216.0720

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