Cybersecurity gets auditing push at RSA

Wednesday, 16 April 2003, 12:25 PM EST

Auditing firms Deloitte & Touche, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Ernst & Young joined White House Cyber Security Advisor Howard Schmidt at the RSA Conference on Tuesday to drum up support for stepped up public and private efforts to help secure the nationís information infrastructure.

Each of the professional services firms pledged to lend their information security expertise toward TechNet's in-the-works Cyber Security Practices Adoption Campaign. The initiative is designed to foster awareness surrounding "business survivability" issues in the computer age, involving risk assessment, contingency planning, and mitigation techniques, said Rick White, president and CEO of TechNet.

Featuring collaboration with the Internet Security Alliance (ISA) and powered by a TechNet CEO Cyber Security Task Force, the project is committed to building a baseline of defined standards for use by senior managers to be able to test their company to figure out if it is meeting set goals of preparedness for computer security.

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