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Working with Government on IT Security Automation Solutions

Created: 29 Oct 2009 • Updated: 19 Nov 2009
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This week, Symantec participated in the 5th Annual IT Security Automation Conference held in Baltimore from October 26-30. This event is jointly sponsored by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The event brought together some of the leading organizations in government and industry seeking to address the basic challenge a common approach to securing government environments and information. And while the notion of common security standards isn’t new, the amount of initiatives that have complicated this area seems to be growing exponentially. The conference touched on a number of top IT initiatives that provide the top challenges and drive the most important security initiatives in government today:
Cloud Computing

  • Health Information Technology (IT)
  • Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)
  • Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140
  • Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) implementations

Symantec Board Chairman John Thompson and CTO Mark Bregman presented keynotes during the event and our Symantec Federal Government solutions for Situational Awareness and Data Protection were highlighted. Symantec is proud to participate in events like the IT Security Automation Conference that promote better coordination for improved government security. We look forward to continue oue efforts working with NIST, NSA, DISA, and DHS to offer security solutions that integrate with protocols like SCAP and support FISMA objectives.