FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, July 6, 1998
OTTAWA – CSCI Computer Security Canada Inc. (http://www.csci.ca/) announced
today the introduction of Hackers4Hire SNAPshot — a “minimum hassle”
US$199 audit probe that reports whether your network is vulnerable to
prevailing types of threats. This simple but powerful service has been
developed in response to numerous requests from CSCI clients and could
become an integral part of their ongoing corporate Quality Assurance
process. It is being offered world-wide to corporations, government
agencies and financial institutions that must maintain sensitive data on
their Web sites.
“Whether you are a Bank President, wishing to assure yourself that your
organization’s environment is secure, a CIO after having had implemented a
new network configuration, a CFO ensuring that due diligence has been
exercised and hence corporate liability is minimized, or a Webmaster after
making changes to your site — Hackers4Hire SNAPshot provides an excellent
low cost alternative to frequent audits, to assure ongoing ‘peace of
mind’,” said CSCI CEO Nahum Goldmann.
“Network and Web site security audit is only as good as its most recent
vulnerability test, stated Mr. Goldmann. “With the increased vulnerability
of global computer networks and the raising competitive pressure to provide
services through the Internet, our clients need to ensure that the
integrity of their data and that of their own customers is well preserved.
Hence we made SNAPshot a completely automated service that can be
conveniently activated, as often as the client wishes, by a client’s
request submitted through the Internet. Upon verification of registration,
payment and authenticity of client’s identity — the client will receive a
report that provides clear evidence whether their networks are indeed
penetrable from the outside.
Hackers4Hire SNAPshot (see http://www.csci.ca/Snap/service.htm) encompasses
a well-focused set of Internet security tests that concentrate on the most
frequent vulnerabilities typically exploited by hackers. Vulnerability
exposure tests are conducted using powerful Internet auditing tools
developed by CSCI, as well as with commercial probes optimized for the
operational environment used by service clients.
A one-time probe of a Web site, Internet network and server, ordered by the
client through the Internet, costs just US$199. To maintain the security of
a network over the long run, sets of SNAPshot Quality Assurance tests can
be purchased at significant savings. Thus, a Total Audit Plan that includes
a comprehensive ADDSecur.net audit and report with subsequent monthly
random series of Hackers4Hire SNAPshots that cover numerous different tests
every time costs just US$3995.
Knowing that many leading media services currently lack adequate Internet
defences, and are high profile targets to hackers, CSCI has announced a
special free offer (valid until September 1, 1998, certain restrictions may
apply) to test Web sites that belong to newspapers, magazines, television
and other mass communication enterprises that are actively used for
information dissemination through Internet. Each participating media outlet
will be entitled to a free SNAPshot QA Test, providing it fills the
SNAPshot Order Form (see http://www.csci.ca/cgi-bin/h4h-serv.pl) and
identify itself as a member of the media in the window “Questions/Other
Ottawa-based CSCI has established itself as a leader in the computer
security field, offering a number of highly innovative and customer driven
security audit and certification solutions. CSCI’s principal objective is
to assist private corporations and public sector organizations in
protecting their corporate image, intellectual assets, privacy of personal
data entrusted to them by their clients and employees, and investments in
the electronic commerce solutions.
For more information, please contact:
Director of Communications
CSCI Computer Security Canada Inc.
Phone: (613) 722-1368
* We don’t employ hackers