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InfosecIsland.com Network Acquires ISR

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Infosec IslandTM Online Community for Infosec Pros

Acquires Information-Security-Resources.com

Combination of Growing IT Security Online Communities Offers Members

Additional High Quality Infosec Content and a More Robust Community

RALEIGH, NC – January 19, 2010 Infosec IslandTM, the new online community designed especially for IT and network professionals who manage information security, risk and compliance issues, today acquired Information-Security-Resources.com, one of the leading online news portals addressing security issues.

ISR’s audience is predominantly CxO level decision makers from Fortune 500s, small and mid cap enterprise, aerospace, defense, government, health care, and education.

The two infosec communities will continue to be operated separately while ISR’s content is gradually migrated to the Infosec Island framework by mid-year.

The addition of ISR’s unique content and user audience places Infosec Island in a strong position to serve a much larger global community of information technology professionals. Infosec Island has grown to 700 registered members since its launch late last year, and ISR just passed its 1 millionth page view milestone.

“We are very pleased to join forces with Information-Security-Resources.com,” said Michael Menefee, president of Infosec Island publisher WireHead Security.

“ISR has done an excellent job of building an information security community with up-to-date content and commentary that really interests our audience.

Information-Security-Resources.com is recognized as one of the leading online news sources on the handling of sensitive data, security best practices, regulatory compliance, and privacy concerns.”

ISR brings a number of high profile authors to Infosec Island, who will regularly offer their rich experience and broad set of security expertise for the benefit of the community.

The combination of the two communities also allows for Infosec Island’s free and premium tools to be made available to ISR’s international audience – adding further value to their existing readership.

“ISR readers will now have the option to enjoy the suite of free network security tools that Infosec Island has developed specifically for SMBs and mid-market enterprises,” noted ISR founder and Managing Editor Anthony M. Freed.

“Services such as the encrypted data transfer and storage service IslandPKITM will greatly benefit our readers.  By joining the Infosec Island community, they can also take advantage of the many opportunities for peer-to-peer knowledge exchange with their colleagues.”

Freed joins Infosec Island to continue his role as Managing Editor at the newly-combined community, and will take on the added role of Director of Business Development.

This will allow the company to expand existing and explore new relationships with ISR’s current authors and business partners.

It also will include duties such as forging strategic business relationships, enhancing community membership, and developing new ad and content partners.

He can be contacted at afreed@wireheadsecurity.com.

About Infosec Island

Infosec Island is a new type of online community designed specifically for IT professionals at small-to-medium businesses and other organizations 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 (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.

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